Get your cleaning supplies
These are listed in the order they were used, but it’s best to get them all together quickly so that you don’t get distracted and have to go and purchase more of them or realize you suddenly have no supplies.
- Rubbish Bag or bin
- Using a Basket for Decluttering
- A cloth basket with handles is my preference because it holds more and is easier to transport.
- Two microfiber mop pads
- The microfiber mop is my favourite because it has a different texture in comparison to other types of mops. The pink mop is used for dusting walls and ceilings. The green mop is used for washing.
- Microfiber Cloths (at minimum 3)
- These microfiber cloths are my favourite. Each of the three colours is used for different purposes. The blue is for dusting, washing, cleaning, and messes in each area. The green is for glass and the yellow is for polishing.
- Cleaning Solution & a Bucket
- A small or large bucket will work perfectly fine in most situations.
- Glass cleaner
- This glass cleaner is what I typically use on my mirrors and windows.
- Baking soda
- Essential Oils
- Optional. Choose a brand and a scent that you like.
- Dust &Polish
- The kind of furniture you have will factor in this particular step. Make sure it doesn’t damage any of your furniture.
Get rid of all the clutter
Grab any trash that you can find in your immediate area and toss it in the trash bag so that it can be removed from your property. Next, remove all clutter, including from shelves, floors, and dresser tops. Relocate any items that are out of place. Place them in a basket to be moved later if they aren’t in your bedroom. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also go through your closets and drawers and literally declutter everything. Before I clean out the bedroom, I declutter the drawers and closets.
Dust the Doors, Ceiling, Walls
You can move all furniture away enough from the wall to allow you to fully utilize your microfiber mop. Dust the ceiling and walls of the bedroom with the microfiber mop. You won’t have to clean twice. It’s amazing how dust can accumulate on walls, especially textured surfaces and areas. Dust the top edge of doors with a microfiber cloth. All Light Switches Walls, Doors, and Doorknobs Must be washed. Use the same pattern of the microfiber mop to wash your walls. Make sure to not soak the microfiber too much so that water doesn’t drip as you are working in the various areas of your home. It can make a mess on your floors and could leave water streaks or drips down your walls. Use a microfiber cloth to clean your doors, light switches, and doorknobs to make sure that you cover all surfaces. As a side point if you are in need of your office being cleaned then I would recommend you take a look at ‘office deep cleaning‘
Clean Any Lighting Fixtures
Use a microfiber cloth to dust lighting fixtures, lampshades, and bulbs. You can soak fixture covers in soapy water, or put them in the dishwasher if they are particularly grimy.