Deep cleaning doesn’t have to take all weekend or even all day!
If deep cleaning tasks often get pushed to the side in your home because you don’t have the time, then this is the post for you.
You can actually deep clean your home in as little as 10 minutes at a time. It’s about breaking down those tasks into more manageable, bite-sized chunks.
Can you really deep clean your home in 10-minutes?
Yes! Well, you can start!
Each of the tasks will take you around 10 minutes to complete. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to do all your deep cleaning in one go.
Spring cleaning is great, but not all of us want to set aside an entire weekend dedicated solely for cleaning.
Instead, you can start incorporating some simpler 10-minute tasks into your weekly routine. That way you’re actually deep-cleaning your home all the time and you will barely even notice the extra time it takes to make it happen.
Start with this list of 10-minute deep cleaning tasks:
You may have to split some of these up to be a per-room task. It all depends on the size and state of your home.
If you can add 1-2 of these to your cleaning routine every week, you’ll have a home that is deeply cleaned on a regular basis.
- Wipe down baseboards
- Dust the blinds
- Dust ceiling fans
- Wipe down all light switches and door handles
- Throw kitchen/living room/bedroom curtains in the wash
- Wash throw blankets, dust ruffles and other fabrics that don’t get washed frequently
- Vacuum all fabric furniture, making sure to get in the cracks
- Clean window sills and sliding tracks
- Clean out light fixtures
- Wipe down walls room by room, especially those with marks or spots from being touched regularly
- Wipe down all mirrors in home
- Wipe down/dust all artwork and framed photos
- Clean all sink caddies (toothbrush holders, soap dishes, dish racks, etc.)
- Clean out and wipe down a shelf in kitchen cabinets or pantry
- Clean the exhaust above the stove
- Clean the inside oven door (or put on oven cleaning cycle)
- Clean out and wipe down a shelf (or shelves) in fridge
- Clean the inside of your microwave
- Wipe down kitchen appliances and empty the crumbs from the toaster!
- Put your dishwasher on a cleaning cycle (and clean filter)
- Wipe down all kitchen cabinet doors and handles
- Clean underneath and behind the fridge
- Clean kitchen garbage bin
- Clean your showerhead(s)
- Wash shower curtain or shower door
- Treat and deep clean grout
- Move bed and clean behind and underneath
- Vacuum and freshen up mattress (rotate/flip mattress as well)
- Vacuum out dresser and nightstand drawers
- Vacuum under the couch and living room furniture (unless you have a Roomba doing the task already)
- Dust and tidy bookshelves
- Put your washing machine on a cleaning cycle (empty drain/filter)
- Wipe down all laundry room surfaces and appliances
- Move and clean behind and underneath washer and dryer
Which of these 10-minute deep cleaning tasks are you going to do first?
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