When it comes to cleaning routines, a lot of us only clean parts of our home that people will regularly see. By occasionally doing a deep-clean chore instead of one of your normal ones, you ensure that every part of your home gets some attention without using any more of your time than before.
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You might leave out some of the deeper, more involved cleaning tasks assuming you'll "get to it later" during spring cleaning or after the holidays, but later doesn't ever seem to come. Instead of putting those things off, Jennifer Hunter at Apartment Therapy suggests you follow some advice her mother gave her:
Each week, replace one part of your basic bathroom/kitchen/vacuum/dust with deeper, more strategic task that goes beyond what you'd normally do.
For example, instead of dusting this round, go after the scuff marks on the wall. Or skip cleaning the kitchen this time and instead clean out the refrigerator. You could even forego cleaning the bathroom once to focus on the grout that's been building up in your shower. As long as you keep rotating which regular chore gets swapped, everything will get just enough cleaning attention.
Mum's Cleaning Advice: Replace Part of Your Routine with a Focused Deep Clean [Apartment Therapy]