Cleaning your Lakewood Ranch rental home might feel disheartening, particularly if you are not used to deep cleaning. But every home must be deep cleaned consistently, no matter how big or small it may be. It may be tempting to put off deep cleaning tasks, which may feel like it’s saving you some work in the short run. But putting off important cleaning tasks may lead to feeling even more overwhelmed since the job gets bigger and harder to get done properly the longer you wait. As an alternative, consider setting up a schedule and dividing the work into manageable tasks. Here are a few suggestions for making and sticking to a deep cleaning schedule for your home.
Make a List
Deep cleaning your rental home doesn’t have to be daunting if you break down the work into smaller tasks and set aside the time, you’ll need to complete them. The best place to start is by deciding what needs to be cleaned and how often.
First, list all the areas in your home that need deep cleaning. This may include rooms like the kitchen and bathroom, bedrooms, common areas, and surfaces like windows, walls, and carpets. Once you have a comprehensive list, you can start creating your schedule.
Create a Schedule
Next, find out how much time you must complete each task and how often you should do them. For instance, commonly used areas like kitchens and bathrooms should be deep cleaned more often, whereas other sections of the house, like carpets, baseboards, light fixtures, and so on, only need to be deep cleaned once or twice a year. Consider using the calendar or planner, which may be very helpful in this step. You could also use a checklist like the one found at this link to help make sure you don’t forget anything.
To guarantee you don’t get overwhelmed, begin by adding a few tasks to your calendar each week and then add more as you get used to the schedule. You can also break down each task into smaller steps so that it is not as daunting. For example, deep cleaning an entire kitchen can feel like a huge project. Instead of tackling the whole room in one day, you might want to concentrate on cleaning the stovetop and oven one day and then scrubbing the fridge, floors, or cabinets the next day.
Sticking to Your Schedule
Lastly, the real test of a good deep cleaning schedule is how easy it is to keep following it. While it’s essential to be realistic about what you can achieve in a week, try not to get too frustrated if you miss a day or two. Just pick up where you left off and continue following the schedule. Remember to schedule some time for yourself each week to tidy up common areas like the living room and bedrooms. This will help keep your home feeling clean and inviting, even on the days when you’re not doing a deep clean.
If you’re striving to keep up with your schedule, consider hiring a professional cleaning service to help out. They can manage the deep cleaning while you focus on other tasks, like work or taking care of your family.
By following these tips, you can create a deep cleaning schedule that won’t overpower you. And by sticking to it, you can keep your rental home looking its best.
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