As a homeowner, one of your responsibilities is to schedule your home for regular deep cleaning. Despite your daily or weekly cleaning efforts, your house can still accumulate a good amount of dirt. The thought of deep cleaning the home can be overwhelming at first, especially if it’s something you might have to do alone. But, with the help of a deep cleaning guide, you can stay on top of all the deep cleaning chores.

Before deep cleaning each room, here are six home deep cleaning tips you shouldn’t miss to streamline the cleaning process.

1. Declutter First

Before you start cleaning, it’s best if you declutter your home first. This will help lessen the mess around the house and simplify the deep cleaning process. You can get rid of all the piles of rubbish lying on the floor or remove items you think you won’t use or need anymore. You can put all the clutter together in boxes and decide whether to donate, sell, or dispose of them. Decluttering will make it easier to see all the flat surfaces around the house and wipe them clean later. While you are at it declutter your quartz countertops as well so that it can be maintained as well.

2. Start High Before Going Low

Now that your home is clutter-free, it’s time to tackle the high and wide surfaces in your house. Make sure you do this in the correct order: starting from the ceiling, trim, light fixtures, walls, lower trims, and baseboards. You can use a clean microfiber mop to make it easier for you to reach these high places and behind the refrigerators. If you don’t have any cleaning tools to reach the high surfaces in your house or the task is almost impossible for you, you can always hire commercial cleaning services. This way, you’ll have peace of mind as you leave the high and unreachable surfaces in the hands of professionals.

Cleaning the lower surfaces will be more manageable since you won’t need a tall mop to reach them. For the surfaces close to the floor, you can use a mop or a microfiber cloth to wipe tricky corners. It’s also ideal to spray warm water mixed with dish soap and on lower surfaces. Remember to rinse and wring the mop thoroughly after you wipe down the entire surface.

3. Clean Your Window Treatments

Some homeowners find it a hassle to take down their window shades or blinds to clean them. Sometimes, just the process of removing them or hanging them back again can take so much time. To avoid wasting time and experiencing this hassle, you can use a vacuum cleaner with an attached brush to clean your window treatments and suck all the accumulating dust and dirt.

If you’re using window curtains, you can simply put them in the dryer and wipe off the rings and rods while you’re waiting. Once done, they’re good to go.

4. Don’t Forget The Windows

The windows are often easily overlooked by most homeowners. However, you should know that keeping your windows clean and shiny can greatly affect the overall ambiance of your living room. To get you started, vacuum the window sills and tracks first. Then, take out your glass cleaner and spritz the window from top to bottom. Leave the cleaner on the surface for at least a minute or two before you wipe them off. Additionally, only wipe in one direction to keep smudges at bay.

5. Deep Clean The Remaining Surfaces

As expected, the dust and dirt you’ve removed from the ceiling and windows have probably scattered to nearby surfaces, including the shelves, tables, wood furniture, lampshades, countertops, chairs, and so on. You can deep clean the remaining surfaces by using a soft cloth sprayed with a polish or furniture cleaner. For the lampshades and narrow surfaces, use a lint roller to remove dust and dirt.

6. Deep Clean The Floors

It can be tough to deep clean your floors with all the furniture and other large items lying around. Before you do this, you can ask your family members to help you move the bulky items and furniture to the side or even outside the house if possible. Once the floor is clear, take out your heavy-duty vacuum cleaner and use it to reach all the dirty corners and surfaces on the floor. Meanwhile, for houses with hard floors, use a microfiber mop and the proper floor cleaner for this type of flooring. Moreover, for people with carpet flooring, you can buy or rent a professional-grade cleaner to do the job.

How To Deep Clean Every Room

Process of deep furniture cleaning, removing dirt from sofa. Washing concept.


  • Put all your pillows, shams, bed skirts, and duvet covers in the laundry.
  • Clean the mattress using baking soda.
  • Declutter your closet and get rid of the clothes you don’t need or wear anymore.


  • Wipe your kitchen cabinets inside and out. Don’t forget to include the front, back, and top surfaces.
  • Empty your fridge and wipe everything inside. Do the same for the rest of your kitchen appliances.
  • Wipe off your kitchen countertops.


  • Wipe your shower doors clean.
  • Wash your shower curtains based on the specified cleaning instruction.
  • Declutter your mirror cabinets and throw away empty bottles of soap, shampoo, medicine, and other clutter.

Living Room

  • Vacuum your cushions and other upholstered items.
  • Wipe or dust the displayed artworks, figurines, and frames.


Let these tips guide you in deep cleaning your home with ease. With these suggestions in mind, set aside time each month to transform your home into a cleaner and more welcoming environment.

Emma Chen

Emma Chen holds a degree in Public Health from the University of Washington and has dedicated 13 years to promoting healthy and sustainable cleaning practices. Since joining us as a freelancer in 2020, Emma has shared her expertise in non-toxic cleaning solutions, indoor air quality, and allergen reduction. Her experience includes working in community health programs and as a health educator, which shows in her writing. Emma is a yoga instructor in her free time and participates in community clean-up drives.

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