With the onset of the lockdown due to the COVID19 pandemic, there has been a substantiated need to deep clean one’s living areas. Something that we had taken for granted has become vital for our health, and many people are wondering where to start – especially if they are living in multi-room luxury villas. The larger the area, the more time consuming a deep clean can be. But with careful planning and by keeping these 5 tips in mind, you will be well on your way to ensuring that your beautiful luxury villa will be safe for your entire family.
Plan for it
Deep cleaning a 2 or 3 bedroom luxury villa cannot be done in a day. You will have to plan your deep cleaning over the course of 5 to 7 days since you will need to allow a sufficient amount of time to ensure that you cover every aspect of your living areas. Moreover, instead of planning your schedule by room type, it’s best that you plan according to the nature of the work that needs to be done. For example, if you’re doing hardwood floors, spend the day polishing and treating all the hardwood floors and surfaces at the same time. This will save you a lot of time in the long run. During your planning process, try and cover all the areas that are often forgotten about – such as the tops of ceiling fans, and behind furniture and other appliances.
Clean inside and out
The most important aspect of a deep clean is to clean inside and out. When it comes to cleaning kitchen appliances, make sure you get into the hard to reach areas of your small appliances such as toasters, microwaves, or tabletop ovens. Remove all the shelves from the fridge, and even the rubber skirting on the doors. With regards to air conditioners, don’t forget the drip tray behind the unit (since this often gets clogged). As for shelves and cabinets, it would be prudent to remove all the contents to facilitate proper cleaning.
Use the opportunity to de-clutter
Deep cleaning is the perfect opportunity to de-clutter your beautiful luxury villa. Over the years, you will realise that you may have accumulated a lot of things that you don’t necessarily need. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used it for a year, you’re probably not going to use it again. As you deep clean, segregate things like toys, clothes, gadgets, or appliances that you are not using. If any of the items are important, box them and store them out of sight (maybe in a basement, attic, or garage) till they are required. On the other hand, if you feel you no longer require these items, consider donating them.
DIY household cleaners
Instead of using harmful chemicals, especially if you have small children at home, consider using DIY cleaners that utilise everyday kitchen staples such as baking soda or vinegar. This article on Good Housekeeping has 8 homemade cleaners that actually work. Not only are these solutions easy to make, but they are also much safer to use compared to most industrial-strength cleaners. In addition, chances are you already have most of these products at home, which means you’ll not only save money, but you can avoid going out while maintaining social distancing.
Don’t forget the outside
It’s pretty obvious that most of the dirt inside the house comes from outside. This usually happens due to open doors or windows, so while surveying your property during the planning stage, identify all the outlets that allow dirt into the house. This includes any overlooked cracks or crevices that may have developed over the years. Part of the deep cleaning process is to ensure that your beautiful luxury villa does not get dirty again very easily. For that, you will have to ensure that any repairs required to maintain the structural integrity of your property be taken care of. While you’re at it, don’t forget to pay attention to window rails and door thresholds. These areas are often overlooked. Some luxury villa owners such as those at Kasu Vana or Kasu Zama don’t have to worry about maintaining the outside since that is taken care of through the optional Property Management Service.
By keeping these few helpful tips in mind, you’re well on your way to a cleaner and safer home for your family. Do you have any tips that you would like to share? Drop a line in the comment section below.