Speedy and Easy: 10 Useful Tips on How to Clean Your House Fast
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Every one of us loves a clean house. Who doesn’t want to relax in a clean and sound environment? Although it’s a given that everyone loves a clean space, we always try to avoid cleaning it ourselves.
Aside from the hassle of cleaning everything on our own, we’d all be asking ourselves: What should come first? Do I go for the kitchen first before the bathroom or vice – versa? As you can see, it can get very taxing. If you’re just sweeping back and forth, then you won’t get far into having a clean house. The tips mentioned below will help you do your tasks systematically. Hopefully, you’ll get a knack on cleaning your house.
Gather All Your Cleaning Tools in a Toolkit or Bucket
Having a portable container to put all your tools can make your job easier. Whether it’s a bucket, caddy, or tote, as long as it can carry all your cleaning tools, that’s good enough. If all your tools are in one place, you can quickly locate what you will use, saving you the hassle of having to look all over the place.
Clean the Whole House, Not One Room at a Time
Although it may sound systematic when you clean your house one room at a time, it can get a bit boring on your side. Don’t waste your time choosing what part of your house you should go to clean first. Instead of cleaning one room at a time, try mopping, dusting, vacuuming, and everything else in one swoop. If you do it this way, you won’t get bored.
Clean Mirrors and Glasses
Mirrors and glass inside your house can be very attractive to look at when they’re clean. However, a dirty mirror can be very traumatizing to look at. To clean your mirrors you should first, use a damp microfiber cloth in wiping mirrors and glass objects. Second, use another piece of cloth to dry out the mirrors. Make sure to be gentle in wiping to avoid any cracks or scratches on the surface.
Clearing Unnecessary Clutter
Most of the time, garbage such as crumpled paper, dust bunnies, and other scrap aren’t the only things that make up an untidy place. You might not notice it, but having a lot of extra stuff just lying around can make a mess. Consider parting ways with some of your stuff if you don’t really need it. Not only are you freeing up space, you’ll also be a lot happier, per the Konmari method.
Before you start dusting, make sure to turn off fans or any air conditioning as it can spread the dust around. It would be best if you gave enough time dusting your shelves, furniture, picture frames, knickknacks, and TV Screen. Dust each side entirely, especially your cabinet’s upper surfaces, as this is where dust tends to accumulate fast. To those hard to reach areas, use a microfiber cloth and tie it at the end of a mop or broom.
Concentrate on Tubs, Sinks, and Toilets
Before you scrub, try spraying a cleaning solution on tubs, kitchen sink, and bathroom sinks. Most cleaning solutions can help kill off bacteria and viruses that mostly live and multiply in moist and dirty places. Allow the solution to sit for a couple of minutes, to give it time to dissolve dirt and stains. After a few minutes, you can then start scrubbing. Don’t forget to use gloves to be safe. Using gloves also helps keep dirt away from your hands.
Do the Sweeping First, Followed by Mopping
Sweep the whole area inside the house, especially the kitchen and bathroom floors. After that, immediately start mopping from the room’s farthest corner and move back towards the doorway. Remember, soak the mop every time you clean a 4 – by 4 – foot area.
Disinfect All Surface Areas in the House
Use a nontoxic disinfect solution by mixing one-fourth to a half cup of white or apple cider vinegar with a water cup. Disinfection should be done in all surface areas in the house, particularly those that might deliver germs and bacterias to people’s faces and hands. These surfaces can be countertops to appliances and cabinets, TV Remotes, telephones, doorknobs and light switches, and furniture.
Encourage Cleaning as Group Work
The best way to clean your house efficiently is through a team effort. Schedule a time in advance together with your family and assign tasks to each person. Working together with your family is a fun thing; it is another bonding amidst this quarantine. Eventually, your house will be sparkling clean in no time.
Clean Your Tools Afterwards
Don’t forget to wash your cleaning tools after you use them. Remember, without them you cannot successfully finish your work. Cleaning your tools also prevents dirt and bacteria from spreading. If you’re not keen on cleaning your tools before and after use, then all the time you spent cleaning will be for nothing.
The steps mentioned above are what it takes to clean a house fast. Alternatively, you can also hire a professional cleaning service to do it for you. Not only are they effective and efficient, they help you save a lot of time especially if you’re always on the go. The My Maid blog has tips on how to clean your room fast and you can expect their crew to take their own advice to heart.