From Pet Hair to Sticky Floors: The Best Cleaning Tips for Every Room in Your Home

There's no such thing as too much organization. When your home is clean, not only does it look nicer, but it's also easier to keep track of your kids and their stuff.

The challenge with a large home is that it can take forever to clean, and you might feel like you're never caught up. But with some planning and the right cleaning tools, you can make quick work of even the biggest messes.

Today, we'll share our top tips for cleaning every room in your home, so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your family and friends.

Let's dive in.

How to Clean Your Living Room

Your living room is one of the most used rooms in your home, so it's essential to keep it clean and tidy.

Many people believe that the best way to clean a living room is to start with dusting. But unless you have a lot of time on your hands, we recommend starting with the big stuff first.

That means taking a few minutes to tidy up toys, clothes, or other objects that may be lying around. Once the floor is clear, you can vacuum or sweep as needed.

If you have hardwood floors, you'll also want to mop them regularly. Use a microfiber mop and a quality hardwood floor cleaner for best results.

Once the floors are clean, you can dust all surfaces, including shelves, end tables, coffee tables, and any other furniture in the room.

To clean windows, start by dusting the sills and blinds. Then, wipe down the glass using a lint-free cloth and a streak-free window cleaner.

Don't forget to clean your electronics, too. Use a microfiber cloth to dust your television, computer monitor, and any other electronics in the room.

Some other tips might include:

  • Keep a basket near the door to catch any shoes, coats, or other items that come in
  • Have a designated place for each family member to put their belongings
  • Encourage everyone to pick up after themselves
  • Set a weekly or daily cleaning schedule and stick to it

Above all, the key to keeping your living room clean is to maintain a regular cleaning routine. You can keep your living room looking its best by taking a few minutes each day or week to tidy up.

How to Clean Your Kitchen

Assuming you don't have a maid or housekeeper (lucky you, if you do!), cleaning your kitchen is probably one of your least favorite household chores. But it's a necessary evil if you want to avoid a build-up of grime, grease, and bacteria. 

Not to mention, a clean kitchen just looks and feels better. 

So, where do you start?

First things first: declutter your counters. Get rid of any appliances or gadgets that you don't use regularly. This will not only make your cleaning more manageable, but it will also make your kitchen look more spacious.

Next, give your appliances a good clean. Wipe down your fridge, oven, and microwave with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. Don't forget to clean the stovetop, too. 

If you have a dishwasher, run it empty (without detergent) every few weeks to clean the insides.

The most important part of cleaning your kitchen is cleaning the surfaces where you prepare food. Start by wiping down all countertops, tables, and cutting boards with a solution of water and vinegar. 

Then, sanitize these surfaces with 1 teaspoon bleach per water quart. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with clean water when you're done.

Don't forget to clean your sink! Scrub it with baking soda and water, then rinse thoroughly. You should also clean your faucet since it's a breeding ground for bacteria.

Finally, sweep and mop your floor. You can use a vinegar solution to disinfect your floor, or you can opt for a commercial cleaning product.

How to Clean Your Bathroom

No one likes cleaning the bathroom. But, like the kitchen, it's a necessary evil if you want to avoid a build-up of dirt, grime, and bacteria.

Start by decluttering the counters. Remove any items that you don't use regularly. This will make cleaning easier and also make your bathroom look more spacious.

Next, give your toilet a good scrub. Use a toilet brush to reach all the nooks and crannies. Don't forget to clean under the rim.

If your shower or tub looks dull, you can use a mild abrasive cleaner to remove soap scum and stains. Just be sure to rinse well afterward.

Once you've tackled the big jobs, give your bathroom a once-over with a damp cloth to pick up any remaining dust or dirt. Then, stand back and admire your handiwork!

How to Clean Your Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a haven from the stresses of daily life. But if it's cluttered and messy, it can be hard to relax.

Start by making your bed. This will instantly make your bedroom look and feel neater.

Next, declutter your surfaces. Put away any items that you don't use daily. Only keep out the essentials – a lamp, alarm clock, etc.

If you have a lot of clothes, consider investing in some storage boxes or a wardrobe with built-in shelving. This will help to keep your bedroom looking neat and tidy.

Finally, give your floors a quick vacuum or sweep. If you have time, you can also mop hard floors.

Following these simple tips, you can transform your bedroom into a tranquil retreat.

How to Clean Your Garage

Your garage is probably one of the most neglected areas of your home. But if you take the time to give it a good clean, you'll be surprised at how much better it looks – and feels.

Start by decluttering your garage. Get rid of any items that you don't use regularly. If you have a lot of stuff, consider renting a storage unit or using a self-storage facility.

Next, sweep or vacuum your garage floor. This will help remove any dirt, dust, or debris built over time.

If you have oil stains on your garage floor, you can use a degreaser to break them down. Once the stains are gone, you can give your floor a good wash with soapy water.

Finally, organize your remaining items into neat and tidy piles. This will make finding things when you need them more straightforward and make your garage look much more awesome.

Following these simple tips, you can transform your garage from a dumping ground into a well-organized space.

Extra Tips for Keeping Your Home Clean

In addition to cleaning each room in your home regularly, there are some other things you can do to keep your house looking its best:

  1. Get everyone in the family involved in the cleaning process. Assign specific tasks to each household member and create a cleaning schedule that everyone can follow.
  2. Invest in some good quality cleaning products. This will make your life much easier and help you to get the job done more quickly.
  3. Don't let dirt and grime build up in the first place. Wipe down surfaces after you use them and vacuum or sweep floors daily.

Ultimately, a little bit of elbow grease goes a long way. By following these simple tips, you can keep your home clean and tidy – without spending hours doing so. And, of course, you can always hire a maid to do the heavy lifting for you.

At Custom Maids, we understand that life is busy. That's why we offer a wide range of cleaning services to help make your life easier. 

We can customize a cleaning plan that fits your specific needs and budget. And our team of experienced and professional maids will take care of the rest.

If you're looking for a reliable and affordable maid service in the Mid-Michigan area, contact Custom Maids today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote.

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A weekly house cleaning service is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones without having to worry about getting everything done around the house.

You spend so much time providing — let us take care of the cleaning.We'll come in every week (or every other week) and refresh everything just the way you like it. After just the first couple of regular cleans, we'll learn things about you that you wouldn't even know to let us know about