One of the greatest challenges to keeping your home clean and orderly is how time consuming house cleaning can be. But believe it or not, there is a way to cut your cleaning time in half with a little ingenuity and experienced insight.
No matter how great the mess the following tips from the professionals will help you cut your house cleaning time in half without sacrificing efficiency.
1. Make Your Cleaning Fun
Cleaning is often done out of haste and desperation because the conditions are getting too bad to be ignored. But, the way to get the home cleaned fast is to work from a system you have practiced so much it is like a dance. Begin at the top and work your way to the bottom following a simplistic plan that makes itself easier and more intuitive each time it is practiced. Soon you will find that an hour or two of your favorite music as you step to your the “sanitation” dance is one of the most enjoyable in your schedule.
2. Define “Clean” for Your Space
Everyone has their own definition of what a clean home looks like and you don’t want to be too extreme in either direction. Take the time to decide what is a satisfactory level of cleanliness for your space and you may find that it is not as hard to achieve as your thought – you don’t have to dust the light bulbs each week for example.
3. Work Efficiently
Make sure that you are efficient in grouping your tasks and actions. Don’t begin the dishwasher until you have collected all the dishes from the house and see what else you can place in there as well. Some vases, decorative pot holders and other dishwasher safe objects can also use a good bath. Cleaning systematically also means that you can accomplish two tasks at a time, like cleaning the blinds while washing the windows.
4. Organize Your Tasks
You will want to start with the tasks that will require more scrubbing and standing like kitchens and bathrooms. Then move on to the tasks that will require more moving about like vacuuming, dusting and decluttering. Always work from “top to bottom” and “left to right” to avoid having to clean the same area twice.
5. Look for Ways to Make Your Work Easier
Some jobs can be unnecessarily difficult and time-consuming without some helpful tips. The ceiling fan can collect a lot of dust and then send it flying far and wide when you try to clean it. But if you have an old pillowcase, you can slip this over each blade and pull the dust away –– finish with a microfiber cloth.
It can be frustrating that the vacuum won’t grab that line of dust right at the edge of your furniture, don’t get upset; get a paintbrush. A thick clean paintbrush is the perfect thing for sweeping those pesky escapees into the path of the vacuum.
Final Notes on Fast and Efficient House Cleaning
Just like any skill, the art of keeping a clean house will get easier and faster as the more you practice. Furthermore, it is a lot easier to do a small cleaning before things get out of control, than try heavy-duty cleaning later. If it just becomes too much, consider hiring a professional cleaning service and your chore list will instantly diminish.