New Year Cleaning: How to Deep Clean the Easy Way

Published on 1/9/2023

New Year Cleaning: How to Deep Clean the Easy Way

How to Deep Clean

Out with the old, in with the new. That's your goal for 2023, and you're in good company.

Spring cleaning typically starts on January 26 according to the Lunar New Year tradition, but even those who don't celebrate this Asian holiday have adopted this yearly ritual.

The question is, how do you go about creating a tidy home to start the new year off right?

Here's a rundown on how to deep clean in 2023.

How to Deep Clean: First, Get Rid of Clutter in Your Home

One of the most important steps involved in deep cleaning is to get rid of visible clutter.

For instance, you can recycle items you no longer need by donating them to a thrift store, which can sell them. In addition, if you have items you don't use every day, like your college memorabilia, consider renting a storage unit and keeping them there permanently.

Removing objects from your cluttered house will make your home look tidier, make it feel less jumbled, and make the house easier to clean further.

Go from High to Low

The next step in the deep cleaning process is to start cleaning the surfaces in your home that are hard to reach. This includes dusting your ceiling and ceiling trim, as well as your light fixtures and bulbs by using a cloth or vacuum cleaner hose. You can also use a microfiber mop or duster featuring a sturdy telescoping handle.

Next, move down to your walls and the remainder of your trim with your vacuum or dusting cloth. In addition, be sure to wipe down your baseboards with dish soap and warm water.

Clean Your Windows and Floors

Your next step in the deep cleaning process should be to clean your windows. To do this, vacuum the window tracks and sills. You should also use glass cleaner to wipe down the windows themselves.

Finally, you'll need to clean your home's floors. You can do this by using a reliable microfiber mop to remove dust from your flooring. Be sure to move larger pieces, such as sofas and beds, out of the way as needed during this process.

Also, get rid of dirt from the corners of your rooms by using your vacuum cleaner's crevice tool.

If your floors are covered with carpet, hire a professional cleaning company to clean them each spring.

The above-listed steps will help you to minimize household allergens and, in turn, make your home a healthier and more pleasant place to live year after year. 

How We Can Help

If you're wondering how to deep clean, you should first declutter your home and then start cleaning from the high points of your home to the low points. Afterward, you can clean the windows and floors.

Fortunately, at Attic Selfstor, we offer top-of-the-line storage units that you can use to store your clutter in year round. Get in touch with us to learn more about our units, and reserve yours today!