Make those stainless steel appliances shine
Use a wax-based light mist (not oil-based) and wipe with a soft, lint-free cloth. Never use anything abrasive like a Scotch Brite pad or Soft Scrub, as it will lead to scratches. Signature Polish by Subzero and Wolf, Easy-Off Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish and Pledge have all been recommended for cleaning these surfaces.
Organize from the source
Nothing says clean and organized like starting with the one room in the house that’s designed to be nothing but storage. Go through all your closets and decide which items you can part with. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t worn clothing within the last year, you can get rid of it. Donate to the DAV, Am Vet with their pick-up service or Goodwill Industries.
The floors on which you walk
Use cleaners with a neutral pH on the label for your kitchen or bathroom tiles. You can also DIY your own cleaner by mixing ½ cup baking soda into 2 gallons of water and using a string or sponge mop to clean. You can use the same mixture for the grout.
If these walls could talk
Has it been a while since you’ve washed your walls? It doesn’t sound very fun, but it will make your home feel that much cleaner. For mild stains, take a bucket of water, some liquid dishwashing soap and a sponge to your painted walls and watch the grime come right off. Don’t forget to rinse with water afterward.
Don’t forget the drapes
It’s easy to forget the dust collecting on the tops of curtains and drapes. Often, cotton or sheer drapes can be washed on the gentle cycle of your household washing machine. If you have heavier curtains, take a vacuum attachment to the tops. While you’re up there, you might as well do the ceiling fans and air vents.