How to Deep Clean Your House Over a Year

How to Deep Clean Your House Over A Year

Consistently, twice a year, in our grandmother’s time, a deep cleaning of your house was completed, if you were a self-respecting wife and homemaker! This was just expected and prioritized! In our day some homemakers do yearly deep cleaning and some don’t. In this 3-part Series, we’ve been comparing deep cleaning your heart spiritually to deep cleaning your house, and saying that both are needed. You can deep clean your house and you must deep clean your heart!  Read the other two posts in this mini-series, Deep Cleaning Your Heart, Soul, and Mind, and Righteous Living Routines Here’s how to accomplish deep cleaning your house over the course of a year! 

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This is my list. You may have a different list, and that’s fine! Consistency is important, and perfection non-existent. Don’t compare yourself to others. This is partly because it depends on the kind of home you have. And, where is it set in stone what you have to do. There are different circumstances that will affect your list. For one thing, it depends how clean you want your home to be! Your list should be re-evaluated from time to time, as well. Please don’t use this list to put a load of guilt or pressure on your shoulders. My aim is to help you become more consistent, and show you how to simplify the process.

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Perhaps you do deep cleaning every time you clean. Or maybe this is a lower priority on a weekly basis to you, or circumstances this year meant cleaning and organizing didn’t get done as well as you’d normally like (maybe you started Homeschooling?). That means that when you do a deep clean this year, you’ll have to deal with the dirt and clutter at that time, but progress, not perfection is a great motto to have! Maybe you are fortunate enough to have a cleaning person and your home stays generally clean. And, maybe you have read my posts and are training your kids to help you and you can accomplish more in less time, but the level of clean depends on the skill-level and ages of each child. They’re in training, and will improve!

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Like all goals, breaking deep cleaning down into smaller jobs will help you accomplish it. Here’s how I do it!

Everyone’s situation is different. But, this is my list of basic fall or spring cleaning jobs that I like to include every year. I’m only dealing with inside-the-house jobs in this post. If you are like me, you like to spread the jobs out over the year, so it doesn’t seem like such an insurmountable goal. Like all goals, breaking it down into smaller pieces will help you accomplish it. It won’t seem like such a big job this way!

Do you do spring cleaning or fall cleaning? Below is my list of deep cleaning tasks that I try to do each year. 

deep clean your heart as you deep clean your house

Analogies are powerful tools to help us see things we might miss otherwise. We’ve been looking at the analogy between the need for deep cleaning your house and deep cleaning your heart, soul and mind. While you’re cleaning  your house, you can pray, repent, praise and worship the LORD!

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As you think of this analogy between deep cleaning your house and your heart, I want you to remember that you don’t do a one-time cleaning and it’s done for all time! When cleaning your house, you have to clean a little all the time, and, then, do deep cleaning periodically. And, it’s best to have an intentional plan for getting it done. We can’t ignore the dirt. If we do, it will only get worse. This goes for the heart as well as the home.

For more on this subject, read the two posts about deep cleaning your heart: Deep Cleaning Your Heart, Soul, and Mind and Righteous Living Routines.

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My List for Deep Cleaning to Get it Done

Now, Deep Cleaning Your Home

This is not by any means a comprehensive list of fall cleaning/spring cleaning tasks, nor do you have to do everything on this list. I don’t recommend trying to do this list all at once! Spread it out over weeks, months or even a year! Schedule it ahead over 6 months–one task a week, one task a month, or do several weekend focus cleanings. 

If you have children, by all means get them involved, and work together! This can be a fun time–a bonding time–working together. Enlist the whole family’s help! There’s no one right way to do it. This is to give you a place to start. I usually divide this list between fall and spring. But, I also have accomplished the work by assigning one deep cleaning task per month or season.

Spring Cleaning or Fall Cleaning Tasks I Do

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  • Wipe down baseboards.
  • Clean lightswitches, outlets, and doorknobs.
  • Dust and vacuum ceiling fans, taking globes off and washing them.
  • Take down curtains, wash and iron them, if needed.
  • In the kitchen, wash the outside of cupboards; vacuum top and wash top of cupboards if they don’t go to ceiling.
  • In the kitchen, clean out drawers, sort and get rid of broken and unused items. Wash out drawers, put in new contact paper, if desired. In silverware drawer, wash the silverware holder. Reorganize.
  •  Clean and organize your Kitchen Pantry; throw expired food away. Starting at the top, remove everything, wash shelf, and reorganize.
  • If you want, this is a good time to put food in the pantry in bug-free containers, such as glass, and you may want to put fun or pretty labels on.
  • If you have a hutch, empty shelves and drawers one at a time, wash the shelves, and put contents back, sorting out items you don’t use in 3 categories: to sell, give away, or throw.
  • Clean under sink areas: throw what you can, organize into containers what you use and decide to keep, and you may need to find better homes for some items.
  • Vacuum furniture.
  • Change bedding. Wash comforters, blankets, and wash or replace the mattress pad. Evaluate your sheets to see if you need to replace them. These are best purchased in January, during White Sales. Make a note.
  • Wipe down or vacuum blinds.
  • Vacuum out sills, and wash windows. Hire someone to come and wash your windows if you have high or inaccessible ones.
  • Wash off appliances in kitchen and laundry room.

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Here are my favorite Deep cleaning supplies to use

My Favorite Mop! A friend gave me this mop years ago as a gift and I love it! Just use water to clean  your hardwood floors and they’ll look beautiful! Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop Floor Cleaning Kit This is everything you’ll need! Throw the pad in the washing machine between uses!

Scott’s Liquid Gold A10 Wood Cleanr Preservative, 10oz, AerosolCan, 10 Oz I absolutely LOVE this stuff! I’ve been using it on my wood furniture for 40 years and it keeps it looking great!

WHERE IT WORKS | Safe for use on all natural or unfinished wood. Best for use on wood furniture, cabinets, trim, doors, etc. Do not use wood care on laminates or veneers (non-natural wood is not porous, and Wood Care will not soak in). The hydration from Wood Care tends to darken the shade of the wood closer to its original state.

Again, I LOVE this stuff!!! I’ve been using this for years! (Go in with a friend if you don’t want to buy a case–but, this is a great price per bottle!) I have rust in my water, and am sensitive to many ingredients in bathroom cleaning products. This leaves my house smelling fabulous, and I have no bad effect from what’s in it, and it deals with the orange from the water.

Powerful natural bathroom cleaner made with plant and mineral based ingredients using biodegradable and renewable resources. Works on tough stains such as soap scum, hard water and rust. For use on multiple bathroom surfaces including counters, sinks, tubs, tiles and shower doors.

“This is a great time to take a look at your bedding, mattress pads, and curtains to wash, and replace them, if necessary.”

HC Collection Bed Sheets Set, HOTEL LUXURY 1800 Series Platinum Collection Bedding Set, Deep Pockets, Wrinkle & Fade Resistant, Hypoallergenic Sheet & Pillow Case Set (Queen, White)

About once a year go through your sheets and throw the threadbare, and worn out ones. A good night’s sleep is worth a lot, and this is one place that you get what you pay for. When you buy good sheets, they will last for years, and they do affect the quality of your family’s and guests’ sleep! I have found Hotel Collection to be a great brand (I love their towels, too).

A Little at a time is the way to get it done Consistently

Just as you get down on your hands and knees and dig into the corners and under the bed, when you do a deeper cleaning…

Even as you climb up on a chair or ladder to reach the corners of the ceiling to dust the cobwebs and clean the ceiling fans…

So reach a bit further and dig down a bit deeper into the deepest recesses of your heart, soul, and mind, and let Christ cleanse you thoroughly through the Spirit and the Word. Through confession, repentance, and forgiving others…accepting His forgiveness. 

Get your heart right with God even as you deep clean your house! It will get done, when you do it intentionally, a little at a time. Pray as you move around your home! Talk to the LORD. Get thoroughly cleansed, spiritually, while you’re cleaning your house. Don’t put off spiritual cleansing, or Satan will have a foothold in your life. Read the other two posts in this mini-series, Deep Cleaning Your Heart, Soul, and Mind, and Righteous Living Routines

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