How To: Clean your basement

Clean your basement

How to Clean your basement

Clean your basement like a champ. The hardest part of cleaning a basement is working around all that stuff you've stuck down there. This game plan will help. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to clean your basement.

You Will Need

* Sponges, both natural and nylon
* White vinegar
* Lint-free cloths and rags
* Dishwashing liquid
* A bucket
* Ammonia
* Drop cloths
* Rubbing alcohol
* Cleaning implements, like a vacuum, broom, dustpan, and mop
* Baking soda
* Batteries
* Clay cat litter and pan
* Some cleaning music
* Sponges, both natural and nylon
* White vinegar
* Lint-free cloths and rags
* Dishwashing liquid
* A bucket
* Ammonia
* Drop cloths
* Rubbing alcohol
* Cleaning implements, like a vacuum, broom, dustpan, and mop
* Baking soda
* Batteries
* Clay cat litter and pan
* Some cleaning music

Step 1. Gather products
Step 2. Remove and shake
Step 3. Clean furnace
Step 4. Dust bulbs
Step 5. Make cleaning solution
Step 6. Protect floors
Step 7. Wet a natural sponge
Step 8. Scrub mold
Step 9. Clean windows
Step 10. Vacuum
Step 11. Clean detectors
Step 12. Wash floors
Step 13. Eliminate odors
Step 14. Thank God

Tip: Don't use a nylon sponge or a rag; it will drag as you wash and take you twice as long.

Fact: Before electricity was invented, people sprinkled the carpet with tea leaves because it attracted dust and dirt to the surface, making it ready to be swept.

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