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Making a Realistic Deep Cleaning Schedule

Nixa Tenant Deep Cleaning Her Couch CushionsCleaning your Nixa rental home can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re not used to deep cleaning. But regardless of size, every house needs to undergo routine deep cleaning. Deep cleaning jobs could be tempting to put off because it might seem like they will save you time in the near term. However, delaying crucial cleaning activities could make you feel even more overwhelmed because the longer you wait, the greater and more difficult the project will be to complete. Instead, think about planning the work and breaking it down into doable tasks. Here are some guidelines for creating and following a house thorough cleaning schedule.

Make a List

Deep cleaning your rental home doesn’t have to be daunting if you break down the work into smaller tasks and set aside the time, you’ll need to complete them. The best place to start is by determining what needs to be cleaned and how often.

First, list all the areas in your home that need deep cleaning. This may include rooms like the kitchen and bathroom, bedrooms, common areas, and surfaces like windows, walls, and carpets. Once you have a comprehensive list, you can start creating your schedule.

Create a Schedule

Next, figure out how much time you will need to achieve each task and how often you should do them. For instance, often used areas like kitchens and bathrooms should be deep cleaned more often, while other sections of the house, like carpets, baseboards, light fixtures, and so on, only have to be deep cleaned once or twice a year. Think about utilizing a calendar or planner, that can be very helpful in this step. You could also use a checklist like the one found at this link to help make sure you don’t forget anything.

To make sure you don’t get overwhelmed, start by adding a few tasks to your calendar each week and then add more as you get used to the schedule. You can also break down each task into smaller steps so that it’s not as daunting. For example, deep cleaning an entire kitchen can feel like a massive project. Instead of tackling the whole room in one day, you might want to focus on cleaning the stovetop and oven one day and then scrubbing the fridge, floors, or cabinets the next day.

Sticking to Your Schedule

Lastly, the real test of a good deep cleaning schedule is how easy it is to keep following it. While it’s important to be realistic about what you can achieve in a week, try not to get too disappointed if you miss a day or two. Just pick up where you left off and continue following the schedule. Make sure to schedule some time for yourself each week to tidy up common areas like the living room and bedrooms. This will help keep your home feeling clean and inviting, even on the days when you’re not doing a deep clean.

If you’re struggling to keep up with your schedule, consider hiring a professional cleaning service to help out. They can handle the deep cleaning while you focus on other tasks, like work or taking care of your family.

By following these tips, you can create a deep cleaning schedule that won’t overwhelm you. And by sticking to it, you can keep your rental home looking its best.


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