Everyone despises cleaning, yet everyone appreciates a tidy home. Is there a way to clean your house quickly and easily? Most novices aren’t sure if they should dust first or vacuum first. They can’t determine if they should clean the kitchen first or the bathroom second. To make the most of your time and clean your house quickly, follow this step-by-step instruction based on years of hard-won experience.
1. Not one room at a time, but the entire house should be clean
Cleaning is considerably more efficient if you choose one chore (dusting, vacuuming, mopping) and repeat it in every area of the house, rather than cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms in that order. This way, you won’t feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending cleaning cycle, repeating the same work over and over.
2. Put all of your cleaning supplies in a caddy
Having everything you need to clean in one portable location, whether it’s a caddy, bucket, or tote, makes the work much easier. You won’t have to waste time hunting for equipment while cleaning, and you won’t have to worry about gathering them before your next cleaning session.
3. Clear the clutter
Go around each room and clear up the clutter before you begin cleaning. Consider if you should put each item away, dump it, or donate it as you pick it up – magazines, well-read paperbacks, worn sneakers, etc.
4. Vacuum and dust
Make sure the ceiling fans are switched off before you begin dusting. Dust the tops of furniture and the undersides of shelves, as well as handrails, picture frames, knickknacks, and television screens. Tie a microfiber cloth to the end of a mop or broom for hard-to-reach spots like blinds and top shelves. Before vacuuming, change the linens in the bedrooms.
5. Wipe down mirrors and windows
One damp microfiber cloth, followed by one dry cloth, should be used to clean all mirrors and glass surfaces.
6. Disinfect countertops and surface areas
Wipe off all hard surfaces in your home, including worktops, appliances, and cupboards, as well as doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes, and telephones. Some of such surfaces should be disinfected, especially those that could spread germs to people’s fingers and faces. Mix one-fourth to a half cup of white or apple cider vinegar with a cup of water to make a harmless disinfecting solution.
7. Concentrate on the baths, sinks, and toilets
Begin with the kitchen sink, then move on to the sinks, tubs, and toilets in the bathroom. Allow just a few minutes for the cleaner to dissolve the debris and stains. Next back to the kitchen and start scrubbing. Don’t forget to clean the microwave’s interior. Toilets that are clean last the longest.
8. Sweep first, then mop
Clean the bathroom and kitchen floors using a broom. Begin mopping in the far corner of the room and work your way backward to the entryway. Rinse the mop every time you finish a 4-by-4-foot area.
9. Keep moving when you vacuum
When vacuuming, don’t worry about getting into every nook and corner. Simply keep moving through the home, vacuuming every carpeted room in a single pass.
Some duties don’t have to be completed every week. Cleaning windows, waxing furniture, and washing area rugs and bath mats are just a few examples. Examine the accessories and make your own decision.
10. Remember to clean your cleaning instruments on a regular basis
Maintaining your cleaning products is an often ignored aspect of cleaning the house. Cleaning with a dirty mop or a vacuum with a full bag is ineffective, and you’ll wind up wasting more time.
11. Make cleaning a group activity
Making it a team effort is one of the most effective ways to clean a house quickly. Make a time with your family ahead of time and give chores to each member. Working together may make cleaning more enjoyable, and your home will be spotless in no time.
Check on house maintenance concerns, such as a malfunctioning sink that could cause water damage, while you’re cleaning.