The new year is finally here, and it’s time to sweep the confetti and put away the fancy cutlery. After being ravaged by family and friends for almost a month your house needs a little touch-up. So why don’t you follow these professional tips and clean your house fast and easy? Everything will be back to normal in no time.
Check Your Home
Before grabbing the vacuum cleaner, you need to do a thorough inspection of your floors. During the festivities, a lot of things can be dropped and if you don’t want to lose your favourite pair of earrings forever you better check your home. Look under the heavy furniture, in between the couch cushions, at the corners of the room, in the pillowcases, under your rugs and carpets.
Put Away the Things You Don’t Need For Now
Another thing you need to do before the actual cleaning process starts is to remove all unnecessary things from your floors and furniture. We are talking about clothes, toys, books and magazines. Organise your rooms, put the dirty items in the laundry machine and place all cups and plates in the dishwasher. Oxford cleaning experts advise doing a last check of your carpets especially if they are with long fibres.
Time for the Vacuum Cleaner
Now the actual cleaning is ready to start. Remember to vacuum slow and diligent and always move the brush in different directions. This way you will be able to remove the particles not only from the top layer but also those embedded deeper in you carpeting. Use the attachments to clean your upholstery and curtain. The long one is perfect for vacuuming under the couch and in the hard to reach spots of your Oxford home. Take your time and don’t rush the process.
Clean the Stains from Your Carpets and Upholstery
Once everything is vacuumed, you can turn your attention to the problem areas. We are talking about the party stains left all over. If you were unable to attend to them, while they were still fresh, now you need to double your efforts. Keep in mind that even experienced house cleaning companies face difficulties when faced with old, dried off stains. The best course of action is to purchase some enzyme cleaning detergent and try your luck with it. You can find a large variety of products in almost all the big stores in Oxford. Avoid DIY remedies as usually they do more harm than good.
Wash the Bathroom
This is the area of the house that receives the most foot traffic when you are hosting a celebration with lots of drinks and good Christmas food. So naturally, you need to take your time and clean it properly. Start from the toilet bowl and make your way towards the sink. Everything has to be properly disinfected, and all of the towels must be changed. If you decide to use harsh cleaning detergents, remember to ensure fresh airflow. Open a window or two, while cleaning to avoid breathing the possible chemical fumes. Always use rubber gloves and a face mask.
While we are on the subject of safety, professional house cleaners advise following these rules when tidying your Oxford home:
- When cleaning your electronic devices like PCs or TVs always unplug them from the power.
- Do not pick up shattered glass pieces with bare hands and be careful while checking your carpets for dropped items.
- Avoid mixin cleaning chemicals as you can incidentally create a dangerous concoction.
- Always do a patch test with every new product you are preparing to use on tour carpets or upholstery.