How to Clean like a Pro – The Ultimate Home Deep Cleaning Checklist

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House Cleaning with a mop
Have you spent hours and hours on cleaning and when finally done realized you missed a few spots? And in no condition to pick up the dustpan again, you pretend to have not noticed the misses. We get it! Home deep cleaning is one of the most daunting tasks. But, how about we helped you stay on top of your cleaning schedule? This handy home deep cleaning checklist lays out your cleaning tasks, giving you enough time to plan, estimate what needs to be done and how much time it may take. So, instead of seeing cleaning as a one-day mission leaving you gasping for breath, you can perhaps split it over a weekend, utilize your time better and heave a sigh of relief!

What is home deep cleaning?

Home deep cleaning is way more advanced than your regular day-to-day cleaning. Your regular or basic cleaning activities would normally take an hour with the focus on cleaning the items or areas in the open and always visible. Deep cleaning, on the other hand, focuses on all the nooks and crannies as well. Plus, the idea is not just to clean but also disinfect the house, therefore taking a lot more time than your standard 1-hour cleaning.

When should you get your house deep cleaned?

Deep cleaning is usually a once or twice in a year activity. However, if you have a large family, comprising a lot of kids, we suggest you make it a quarterly affair, that is deep clean your house every three months. This apart, there are some specific occasions when you should deep clean your house, take a look:

  1. Moving into a new home: It’s always better to get your house cleaned extensively before moving in.
  1. Returning home after a long vacation: We all love taking long vacations and once back dust is the only thing visible at home. The house, it may seem, is begging to be deep cleaned.
  1. Season change: Living in India means dealing with changing season all the time — from summers to monsoon to autumn to winters to spring and the cycle continues. Most of us often fall sick during times of season change, therefore it is important that you keep your house germ and infection-free around this time.
  1. Readying the house for sale: At the time of sale of a house, a lot of potential buyers come to see the house. To be able to get the right deal, it’s important that your house is spic and span to justify the quote as well.
  1. Moving out of home: Do you really want to be saddled with cleaning your house and packing your belongings when moving out? A deep clean will, in fact, help you pack faster.
  1. Festive season: October to January means a lot of parties and guests coming over. And, as your attention would be split, thorough cleaning might just take a backseat, so better to be prepared in advance.

Home Deep Cleaning Checklist

Based on our experience in completing 50,000 deep cleaning jobs in just the last six months, we have listed down the tasks that one would have to do in order to deep clean their house. You can either follow the plan to the tee or do bits and pieces, in any case you will be happy with the progress and tidiness of your house. (Although we strongly suggest you follow the plan to the tee 🙂 )

Before you put on your gloves and take up the mop, it’s important to declutter your house. Simply put, pick up all the stray items, such as newspapers, magazines, and toys and put them is their respective places. Next on agenda would be clothes, fold them and put them in respective wardrobes. Once you are through with this, it’s time to do some serious cleaning.


Home Cleaning Checklist
Home Cleaning Checklist

You can also download our printable Home Deep Cleaning Checklist here.