A Step By Step Guide To Deep Cleaning Without Breaking The Bank

Want to do a deep clean of your house but don't want to spend too much money? A reader sent this information to me, hopefully you'll find it useful.

Deep cleaning takes a lot of time, effort, and often money. Cleaning products can be expensive, and you need to make sure you’re stocked up on gloves, wipes, and kitchen roll. Let’s go through step by step and uncover the deep cleaning tips that will leave you house sparkling, without breaking the bank.

The Floors

Cleaning the floors can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have a hard floor, then you have to be careful with detergents, as using the wrong one will leave your floor looking dull and feeling sticky. The best option is a couple of tablespoons of dish soap in a bucket of warm water. Make sure you don’t get your mop too wet, as that will leave streaks when it dries.

If you have a carpet or rug, your options on a budget can be more limited, as steam cleaners and carpet shampoo can get expensive. It may surprise you to learn that professional carpet and area rug cleaning can be the most affordable option, especially when you consider the quality of the clean and the weight off your mind.

The Kitchen

When it comes to kitchen cleaning on a budget, baking soda is your new best friend. Apply a light sprinkle of baking soda over your countertops, let it stand for a few minutes, then give it a good wipe with warm water. You can even make a paste out of baking soda and water to work into stains on your hobs. A cleaning brush works a treat to get the paste into all the nooks and crannies and to work it back out again.

A lot of people don’t like using detergent in the microwave, so try microwaving a bowl full of water and lemon peel for about a minute, then have a good wipe inside. The steam will lift and dirt and make it easy to clean, while the lemon will leave the inside smelling fresh and feeling great.

The Bathroom

The bathroom can take a lot of time. Every surface needs spraying and wiping down, which means you can easily burn through a pack of wipes or cloths in one go. The best solution to this is to buy reusable cloths, as one investment now means you’ll be wiping for months - even years! Just throw them in the washing machine when you’re done and they’re ready to use again.

Nothing is worse than a blocked drain, especially in a shower. The average drain unblocker can be quite expensive and they can usually only be used once. A blocked drain can lead to all sorts of problems like bad smells and a buildup of dirt around the bathtub where the water doesn’t drain.

It’s time baking soda to come to the rescue again! Try pouring half a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a mixture of vinegar and warm water, let that sit for five minutes (you should hear it fizzing), then pour a kettle full of boiling water down the drain to clear it out. Works every time!

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