We do a general house cleaning when something is noticed like a mouse inside the house or a leaking roof. A carpenter once told us that we should do a general checkup of our house once a year. The first concern is the roof and the rest follows. Here in our place, termites and other pests like rodents are our mortal enemy. Once in a while a mouse would successfully get inside the house in spite of the screen doors. For the general cleaning of our house, we need at least 2 days. The kitchen is the priority and next is the dining room, last are the bedrooms. Rearranging things inside cabinets and display areas really takes a lot of time.