House cleaning tips
Take one room at a time. That way I do not feel overwhelmed. I like to start in the Kitchen. If it is a nice day I open the windows and doors. I dress for spring house cleaning, old sweatshirt, old pair of jeans, hair tied back, usually with an old hanky (men hankies work best.) and this not the time I have my nails done.
It is best to get all the cleaning stuff I need first and I start from top and work down to the floor. After you spray the oven with oven cleaner start wiping down the ceiling and the ceiling fan and walls by the time these things are done the oven will be ready to wipe clean. Now spray cleaner on the stove top and counters. Wipe the counters first and then the stove top. After the counters and stove are done I wipe lemon oil over all of them. Lemon oil is a great odor eater. This is when I sweep the floor and mop it.
Living room and dining room
Again I start at the top and work down, ceiling and walls first. I use old English on all my furniture that has wooden parts as most of my furniture is antique and the heat has dried the wood. I just washed the curtains so I just air them out on the cloths line. I move to the dining room next because they are one room with just a curved arch in between. While the curtains are down, I do all the inside windows. Now it is time to do my wood floor. Murphy oil soap is the old stand by for wood floors.
This is the hardest room in the house for me because I have COPD and need to be careful; therefore I use Tea tree oil for cleaning and sanitizing the toilet, sink and bath tub and shower. Tea tree oil is a disinfectant much like Lysol.
There are two in this house. Again these curtains were just washed so out to the cloths line. Then I open the windows. Cleaning from top to bottom I wipe down ceilings and walls. Strip the beds and send the bedding to the laundry room and wipe down the mattresses with tea tree oil, and flip them. Do the windows on the inside, mop the floors and I am done for another spring.