Do This, Not That! House Cleaning Tips

A clean home is something that everyone desires. When your home is clean, you and your family are happier, you can relax easier, and feel good about the space you are living in. But because cleaning is not fun and can be time-consuming, getting the everyday chores done is not something that comes easily. One of the best ways to keep your house clean and tidy is to create a cleaning routine. Today we have come up with a list of do's and don'ts that will help you to make the most out of your own cleaning routine.

Living Areas

The living areas of the home such as the living room, den, and family room are places in your home where parties are hosted and where families gather for game nights, movie nights, and to sit back and relax. Because living areas are used for so much congregating, they receive a lot of love, and in return need the attention of your cleaning routine.

Do This!

  • To keep the room looking tidy, clean, and welcoming to family and friends, simply spend a few minutes each day fixing pillow cushions and putting things back in their place.

  • Vacuuming regularly to keep dirt and crumbs under control, especially after a large gathering, game night, or movie night that involved popcorn and other treats. Vacuuming regularly will keep crumbs from spreading into other rooms.

  • Vacuum the couches! Couches and furniture are likely the things in your living areas that are used the most. They will collect the most dust, dirt, and popcorn crumbs. They need as much attention from the vacuum as your floors get.

  • If your upholstery or carpets have taken a downhill turn, make sure to call our Zerorez® team and set up a time for them to come out and give your carpets or upholstery that much needed professional cleaning before it's too late and they need to be replaced.

Not That!

  • Don't vacuum and then dust after! If you vacuum and then dust, you will be giving yourself more work because dust will, of course, fly around as you dust creating the need for another round of vacuuming.

  • Don't forget to clean the things that are less interacted with. This includes curtains, decorations, and that bookshelf in the back corner. They need attention too.

  • Don't shove things into the closet or push them under the sofa. Just do it right the first time.


Because of all the cooking, eating, baking, and science experiments that go on in the kitchen, this space often experiences way more messes, spills, and accidents than other areas of the home.

Do this!

  • Do the dishes directly after every meal. When you do the dishes right away, they are 10 times easier to clean, plus you are free of the stress that comes with chores and to-do lists piling up.

  • If your tile or wood floors seem to never restore their shine no matter how much mopping you do, call and set up a time for our Zerorez team to come and assess how we can give your floors a new life.

Not That!

  • Don't let spills sit and get sticky! Clean them up right away.

  • Don't forget to read the label. When using household cleaners, especially disinfectants, the label will tell you how long it needs to sit on the surface in order to work properly.

As you are making adjustments to your cleaning routine, keep in mind that Zerorez Sacramento is prepared and ready to help you restore your surfaces to a like-new state. Our cleaning process is green and uses no soaps or harsh chemicals. Having surfaces in your home cleaned by Zerorez professionals is completely safe for kids and pets. Give us a call today at 916-454-2103 to find out what we can do to improve the health and cleanliness of your home.


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