The KEY to professional home cleaning is a clear strategical order to follow beforehand. Not only does a smart order help you reach maximum cleanliness, it also helps things move faster. Avoiding that overwhelming feeling of not knowing what to do next is extremely import! Otherwise it might makes you just sit on the coach and loose precious time doing anything else but cleaning. (I know it does for me, lol!)
The first thing we teach new cleaning professionals at Sparkling Clean is our cleaning strategy order. Since space size, personal habits and life moments varies at a broad spectrum, non of us can predict a first time cleaning. It is important to prepare cleaners to best handle all kinds of ‘work circumstances’ to delivery our high standard work quality, which our cleaning order guarantee’s!
Several microfiber cloths, cotton rags, toothbrush-type tool, vacuum (or broom) and a mop (we recommend the reusable microfiber mop – have at least 3 microfiber strips – 1 kitchen – 1 bathroom – 1 rest of the house).
Eco-Friendly Bathroom, All-purpose and Floor Cleaner.
*EXTREMELY IMPORTANT NOTE* Never use the same cloths and mop-strips to clean the kitchen, bathroom and the rest of the house. This is the main source of cross contamination. You don’t want those left over bathroom germs getting on your bedside table, YIKES!
Separate your microfiber cloths and mop-strips in 3 categories: 1 Bathroom 2 Kitchen 3 Living room & Bedrooms.
STEP 1 – Soaking
Walk around your house looking for all kinds of cloths, objects, pots, pans, furniture or rug spots that require soaking time. This way you can spray or submerge them activating the release of grease while you clean the house.
STEP 2 – Tidy-up
Now on a second round, around your house, put back all objects, dishes and clothes that are out of their ‘home’. Dirty dishes into the sink, the salt in the cabinet, the dirty laundry in the laundry basket, books on the shelves, etc. Everyone needs to go back to their homes!
*Laundry* If you have laundry to do (and have a laundry machine at home), turn it on during this step, and keep an eye out to put clothes in the dryer when it is done.
STEP 3 – ‘Water Room’ cleaning
Kitchen and Bathrooms are by far the most contaminated-prone spaces of our homes. Due to humidity, the chances of bacteria and fungus build-up is real and potentially dangerous if out of hand. That is why we always recommend cleaning FIRST those germs!
Cleaning is always done top to bottom, start by cleaning high shelves, washing dishes, counter-tops, windows walls (however thorough you want to go) to sinks, toilet bowls, bathtubs and boxes.
Once every thing is crystal clean, turn on the vacuum and finish by mopping.
*Attention * If the floors of your kitchen and bathroom are BEYOND dirty, you may START this step by vacuuming. Since it may get very wet, vacuuming may be challenging, but keep moping for the end always.
STEP 4 – Room Cleaning
As said in the post before, Start top to Bottom. Clean windows, shelves, countertops, tables, side tables, etc. Finish by vacuuming all rooms at once followed by mopping all rooms at once.
STEP 4 – FINISH UPS
Put cleaning materials away, clean out your dirty microfiber cloths and mop-strips (remember to separately clean the cloths from bathroom, kitchen and room to avoid cross-contamination). Fold Laundry, put recently washed dishes away and another other details necessary.