With our spring cleaning series just getting started, what better place to clean than a room that literally has “mud” in the title?
That’s right; we’re making our list for mudroom deep cleaning today. For a place that collects dirt, grime, germs and dust, it may be one of the first places you’ll want to clean! It’s important to make sure you keep a routine at least weekly to ensure that the dirt is kept to a minimum, but one deep cleaning a year could be perfect for regular upkeep!
- Declutter Your Space
The first things to do when you are getting ready to deep clean a space in your home is to take away the clutter from the room. It’s easier to just lump them all into a pile then decide whether you want to keep, discard or donate after. As our Konmari Method post suggests, after you see all the items piled up on top of each other together, it’s easier to see that you don’t need all these things.
- Clean all the nooks and crannies.
Dust bunnies and cobwebs can accumulate in areas that aren’t touched often, like ceiling corners or behind furniture. If you have entryway furniture, now may be the time to put sliders under the pieces so you can get behind it!
- Deep clean your flooring
Whether you have hardwood, laminate, natural stone or ceramic tile it’s important to make sure you keep your floors cleaned weekly keeping the deep cleanings every six months or annually. Contrary to popular belief, hard surfaces can easily let go of allergens on the floor and lift them up in the air as they’re brushed up against, making it irritating to those who suffer. Deep cleaning this area includes not only mopping down the surface, sweeping or vacuuming but also cleaning the trim, the baseboards and dusting the edges on the corners. Professional cleanings may also be a good option depending on how heavy your traffic is on your tile and grout or hardwood.
- Wipe down all Hard surfaces
All hard surfaces on furniture should be dusted and disinfected. After all, your household and guests end up touching everything here! Make sure you use the appropriate cleaning method for each surface so you do not ruin the finish of the pieces in you room.
- Invest in organization
It’s all the trend to be organized right now. Consider show storage systems, key holders, mail storage or anything else to catch your belongings as you come through the door.
Within no time you muddiest room can be your cleanest this spring! Always remember, deep cleanings are important every six months or annually, but the routine weekly cleaning can help keep dirt and grime at bay throughout the year!