The simple truth is everything in your home gets dirty, so in addition to running a dry cloth to collect surface dust, you need to use a gentle cleanser to wet clean all surfaces. I like Seventh Generation, Free + Clear Glass + Surface Cleaner. Simple and effective, and it won’t bother you after cleaning for longer periods since it’s non scented.
Here are some areas you may not clean on a regular basis to give a deep cleaning now, and add them to your cleaning schedule (twice a month as needed) moving forward:
- top, fronts + sides of kitchen cabinets
- inner shelves of kitchen cabinets, upper + lower
- top, front + sides of refrigerator
- inside refrigerator
- top of the medicine cabinet
- inner shelves + contents of medicine cabinet
- inside lower bathroom cabinet
- inside floor, shelves + hanging rods of closets
- picture/art frames + glass fronts
- books; vacuum the spines, use damp cloth to wipe paper covers
- baseboards + trims
- lighting fixtures (with exception of cloth shades) + ceiling fans
For the top of the kitchen cabinets you may need something stronger to break down the grime from cooking oils. You can use the grill cleaner I posted yesterday, or make your own citrus degreaser.
Did I miss anything?