From food crumbs to dusty knick-knackery, there is a plethora of things that need a good cleaning after the holidays. Our post-holiday cleaning tips will surely help you save time and energy.
Although holidays are over, there is something relieving about putting your precious home back in order. For example, it is good to get back the space that was taken over by the Christmas tree and presents. It is almost impossible when you put away all the decorations not to notice the huge mess that the holidays left behind!
Here’s cleanerslondon.com list for Deep Cleaning tasks to cover after the holidays
After the last month of baking, cooking and storing tons of food leftovers, your refrigerator is sure to need a deep cleaning. The first step is to throw out anything that is expired and set aside the remaining food so that you can deep clean inside the refrigerator itself.
Use a solution of all-purpose cleaner and hot water to wipe down the drawers, bins, and shelves. Once you clean everything, replace the food in a more organized way.
You have probably used the dishwasher a lot during the holiday season in order to clear away all the food residue. All that leftovers can build up on the inside of your appliance, making it less effective. Fortunately, it is very easy to get rid of all that gunk and make your dishwasher function at its optimal capacity. First, hand-wash all the removable filters and put detergent into the bottom of the empty appliance. Then, run a cycle on the hottest water setting and you are done!
If you were the host, then your bathrooms should also be deep cleaned. Using a powerful cleaning solution, clean the toilets, sinks, countertops, tiles, floors and the other surfaces.
To clean the toilet bowl you can use bleach but if you are more into using green alternatives, add baking powder to a mix of water and white vinegar.
- Floors, Upholstery and Carpets
If you cannot recognize your floors, upholstery or carpets due to heavy spills and splatters, make sure you give them a good cleaning. The best advice we can give is to tackle the stained areas while they are relatively fresh. The longer you wait, the harder it gets to remove the stains.
To deep clean your floors, you can use an all-purpose cleaner added to hot water. Use the solution to mop the floors. Then, rinse with clean water.
To clean your carpets without using a steam cleaner, vacuum the piece to remove dirt and dust. Sprinkle the stains with baking soda and gently scrub them with warm water using an old brush or towel. Allow carpets to air dry by opening the windows or turning on the fans. Once dry, make sure to vacuum the pieces again.
After all the cooking and baking, your oven is one of the biggest sufferers in your kitchen. To be sure that your cooking appliance is clean and safe again, you can take advantage of this natural recipe. Before you start cleaning the oven first, remove any racks. Then, add ½ cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water till you get a spreadable paste. Spread it all over the interior of the appliance and let it sit overnight. Meanwhile, make sure you clean the racks. After 10-12 hours, use a cloth to wipe as much of the baking soda as possible. If necessary, use a spatula. Take a spray bottle filled with vinegar and spray the areas where there is still baking soda residue. These two ingredients react with each other and make a foam. Then, use a damp cloth to wipe the rest of the foamy baking soda-vinegar mixture. Replace the racks and you are done.