How To Get Your House Squeaky Clean

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Every house needs a top-to-bottom cleaning every now and then.  How do you do it?  Do you finish one room a day or knock it all out in one?  Do you scrub, disinfect, and polish?  What do you focus on?  If you are new to cleaning an entire house, it can be difficult to do a comprehensive cleaning.  Before you consider getting a residential floor cleaning done or a top-to-bottom professional service, here are some places to swing your mop and duster:


The floorboards are probably one of the most neglected areas during cleaning because people just don't look at them very often.  But when they are dirty they stand out like a sore thumb.  Floorboards are some of the easiest things to clean in a home.  Running a rag that has a little cleaning solution on it over them as you walk will remove the dust easily.

Light Switches and Door Knobs

You might clean your entire bathroom but forget to sanitize the doorknobs and light switches.  Dirty hands touch these all the time.  A little spray on disinfectant does the trick.

Ceiling Corners

Dust webs drive many people crazy.  They seem to form out of nowhere.  They take up residence in corners near the ceiling - an area that many people don't look at… until there's something unsightly hanging there.  Using an extendable duster works well to get into those hard to reach areas.

Toilet Flusher and Water Knobs

In the same way that the light switches get neglected, so do toilet flushers and water knobs.  You don't even want to think about what might be lurking there.  Disinfectant is your friend. 


Many hands rest on banisters as people make their way up and down the stairs.  When is the last time you cleaned yours?  Running a rag with cleaner on it along the rail as you go up and down works to clean off the surface.


What is it about doing windows that polarizes a group of people?  Even with the new high-reaching sprays and sponges on the market, many people shy away from doing windows where possible.

You don't have to hire a professional cleaning service to get your house squeaky clean.   You can do it yourself as long as you are diligent.  There are eco-friendly cleaning products on the market that can be used that are not harmful to your pets or young children, allowing you to go green and clean your house at the same time.