Use our General Deep Cleaning Tips to eliminate mountains of clutter, dust, dirt and, oh yes, stress!!!
1. Welcome to our General Deep Cleaning Tips Page.Without further ado, here they are:
Dirt resides almost undetectably on paint and wallpaper and in floor grooves until suddenly it’s not so undetectable anymore.
Here’s how to make short work of the buildup.
Prepare your tools: Fill a bucket with plain lukewarm water to clean your sponge as you work. In a spray bottle, mix about 20 ounces of water and a tablespoon or so of Woolite or dishwashing liquid.
Working in sections and wiping off drips as you go, spritz on the solution and let it sit for five minutes. Use less product, but give it time to work so there’s less work for you.
Wipe each section with a clean, damp (not wet) sponge. Rinse and wring out the sponge periodically so you don’t spread dirty water back onto the clean wall.
Wood floors and water don’t mix, and refinishing is strictly for pros, so dust and spot-clean with vigilance.
The golden rule: Vacuum or dry-mop wood floors at least once a week (some experts say every other day). The longer dust and dirt sit on the wax or finish, the more dulling and scratching will occur.
When spills or scuffs appear on polyurethaned floors, use a slightly damp mop or sponge to lift them. If they’re stubborn, use a bit of the cleaner the floor manufacturer recommends to break them down.
When the floor begins to look scratched or dull, call in the professionals to do one of two things: scuff-sand and recoat the finish, or sand and completely refinish the floor.