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How to Clean a House Properly

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Back when my parents were little, it was not uncommon for the wife to stay at home and tend to the housework. Being a housewife requires certain skills for cleaning a house. Three rooms in particular are the kids’ room, the bathroom and the kitchen, all require certain cleaning products, equipment, and processes to clean properly.

If I were to start in my kids’ room, which is upstairs, I would gather all my supplies so I wouldn’t have to make numerous trips up and down the staircase. My list of supplies consists of these items: a vacuum, pledge, a dust cloth, window cleaner, paper towels, a hamper or clothes basket, and some extra energy. I start by picking up all the dirty laundry and placing it in the basket or hamper. I also make sure all toys, trash, clothes or whatever else that has been hidden, is out from under the beds and dressers. If there are any clean clothes on the beds or dressers, I take the time to put them in their place, either in the drawers or neatly hung in the closet. I spray the tops of the wooden surfaces with pledge and polish it in a circular motion into the wood with a dust cloth. I like to use a micro fiber cloth because it attracts the dust particles better than a regular cloth. This makes the surfaces shiny, smooth and clean. After the dressers are done, I polish the television and all the electronics that surround it. The windows are next on the check list. Using the window cleaner, I evenly spray one pane of glass at a time. With a paper towel or two, I scrub the glass, making sure to get into the corners and any spots that may be smudged on the surface. I continue this process on each pane that remains. My windows tilt in, making it super easy for me to clean the outsides of them too. I am a perfe...

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... my way into the bathroom.

A. I gather everything I need to begin to clean and disinfect.

B. The shower is first on the list to be sprayed and scrubbed.

C. I then work my way down to the tub and scrub the gunk out of it.

D. I get a clean rag and clean the sink to get all the toothpaste out of it.

E. Next is the toilet that no one likes to clean, but had to be done.

F. Finally the windows are last on the bathroom checklist.

III. My final room to clean is the kitchen.

A. I will start by loading the dishwasher and getting those out of the way.

B. I will wipe down the counters and put everything back in its place.

C. The stove will need to be sprayed and scrubbed to get the stuck on foods off.

D. My table will need to be polished, since it is wood.

E. Also the windows will need to be cleaned.

F. Finally the floors will be swept and mopped for a clean house!
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