One-Day Cleaning Rush: Is It Possible?

written by Valencia Pro Cleaning Agency - June 14, 2021

Are you in a hurry and want to clean your whole house in a day? Although it sounds almost impossible, there are actually a few steps you can take to make this happen. The secret lies in following a methodical system that will allow your home to shine in a very short time.

Whether you have unannounced guests in Napa and have no time to book a service with professional cleaners or you simply want to get it done as soon as possible, here are some time-saving tips to help you clean your home in just one day.

How to clean the house in a day?

With certain expert cleaning methods at your disposal, it is possible to clean your home in just one day. All you have to do is to stay focused and follow these simple guidelines that will help you get started:

  • First of all, you may want to plan ahead and pick a day when you feel rested and have enough time to tackle all the cleaning challenges in your home.
  • Secondly, some preparation may be needed. If you’re not sure where to start cleaning your entire home, go through each room and decide on the major problems you want to tackle. 
  • While you are going from one room to another, pick up some dirty clothes and put them away. This way, you can clear out clutter ahead of time. 
  • Stick with cleaning one room at a time. For most homeowners, this turns out to be the best solution.
  • Perhaps a printed checklist can help you keep track of your work so you do not leave something out.

For the whole-house cleaning process, you may need up to six hours. Of course, this depends on the size of your house and how much time has passed since the last cleaning. Before you start, make sure to check if you have all the cleaning tools you need. Also, keep in mind that cleaning top to bottom and left to right (right to left) is one of the most common approaches to cleaning.

1. Start with the dishes and laundry

If you need to wash the curtains or bed sheets, put them all in the washing machine so they can be done by the time you finish cleaning the rest of the house. The same goes for your dishes. If you don’t have a dishwasher, make sure to wash your dishes at the very beginning of this entire process.

2. Dust from top to bottom

Start up high and work your way down. First, clean the lighting fixtures or ceiling fans, then move on to any high shelves, and finally, focus on the lower areas. This way, dust and dirt from the top areas will not fall on the already cleaned surfaces.

3. Make the kitchen shine

Remove everything from the kitchen countertops, wipe them, and then apply a disinfectant. Polish the sink and faucets for a lasting sparkle. Finally, wipe down the appliances and cabinets.

4. Clean the fridge and microwave

Open your refrigerator and remove everything from it. Wipe down all the shelves, drawers, and handles using hot, soapy water. After everything is properly cleaned, you can sort out your food, throw away any leftovers that may have turned bad, and store only fresh produce. 

As for the microwave, put a bowl of hot water in the microwave for two, three minutes. After that, make sure to use paper towels to wipe the microwave inside properly. 

5. Clean the bathroom

The bathroom is next in line. Spray any vanity countertops with a disinfectant and clear out the clutter. Also, make sure to scrub the tub and the toilet with a proper cleaner. Wipe down all the mirrors and glass surfaces.

6. Clean the furniture

Vacuum all your upholstered furniture to remove any dust, hair, or stains. Depending on the type of material, you can use a wet cloth and wipe the furniture pieces. However, if you’re not sure what products you can use, make sure to double-check before proceeding.

7. Eliminate clutter and thrash

Put away any unnecessary items such as toys, shirts, socks, and books as you go in a designated box to clear out the clutter. Make sure to put everything back in its palace. Throw out any items you no longer need along with the garbage.

8. Clean the floors

At the end, sweep and mop your floors and vacuum all the carpeted areas of the house. Do not forget to move furniture to clean the space behind.

Who are Napa’s experienced cleaners?

As you can see, it’s not an easy task to clean the whole house by yourself in just one day, especially if you have to clean after an unexpected gathering at your home. Instead, why not use your free time by taking a walk in the park or enjoying a visit to Napa Valley Opera House while you leave this hard work to professionals?

Here at Valencia Pro Cleaning, we can arrange for you a cleaning service of excellent quality. We work with cleaning professionals who are dedicated and committed to meeting all your requirements to your satisfaction. Prepare to be swept away by a reliable team you can trust! Call us now and set up an appointment!