A lot of people simply enjoy the clean house and they are the happiest when everything around them is spotless and fresh. However, it seems like everybody has a lot more important stuff to do with their time then walk around dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing. The effects of cleaning are obvious but in modern times, you are usually too busy to spend half of a day on weekend to do nothing more but clean the home. However, all this happens because a lot of us have a completely wrong idea about cleaning and we waste too much time on it. With following these tips and tricks, you will be able to cut that time needed for cleaning at half and you will be able to do it more easily and more efficiently.
Order and Organization
Most people tend to clean the home room by room. This is not the best and the most efficient way to do so, because, just like every other work, you get super-efficient and super thorough at first, only to get bored and do a sloppy job in the end. That is why you should not make zones of cleaning and avoid cleaning room by room, but instead of that organization, you should go from the top to the bottom of the entire house and you should do task by task. This means, if you choose to dust your home first, you should start by dusting the top parts of your furniture and do it in the entire home at once. Then, task by task, you should end up at the floors.
Keeping close track of time will keep you from procrastinating and staling. That is where you lose a very large chunk of time. That is why you should try and set the timer after you decide that you are about to do one task. For example, set the timer for 20 minutes and decide to dust the entire house in that time. This will keep you efficient and it will keep you busy. Racing with time is the best way to avoid all those telephone calls, TV breaks and other time consuming activities that eventually turn your cleaning job into the whole-day activity.
Setting the Mood
Of course, it is boring. Cleaning the home is boring and dull and nobody wants to do it. Moreover, the results will be visible for a while, but as soon as you turn your back, all the dirt and all the mess will start crawling its way into your home. But that doesn’t mean that you should never do home cleaning. It only means that you should be doing it in a fun way. One of the best ways is to make a playlist, sing, whistle, hum, and dance. Whatever you choose, it will make this cleaning routine a lot easier task. Moreover, you can try and pace yourself with songs of your playlist. Try and dust the entire room by the end of the following two songs.
ChemicalsHouse cleaning chemicals are a bit pricey, but they are pretty much replaceable with things that you have around your home, or a far cheaper chemicals. For example, mixtures of vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice are simply perfect for cleaning the bathroom. Removing mold is better and more efficient with dilution of bleach than with the bleach itself. Warm water and dump cloth will clean wooden floors just as efficiently as the product that you buy especially for that. If the stains are stubborn, adding a couple of drops of dish washing liquid will do the trick.
Tools and Gear
It seems that all those disposable items are not the most efficient ones when it comes to cleaning. You need to arm yourself with microfiber rugs for cleaning, plastic broom that doesn’t shed as it will clean your carpet excellently and a good vacuum cleaner. Also, if you want to have a completely thorough cleaning, use the steam cleaners at least once a month.
A lot of pro cleaners say that they key to successful and quick cleaning is multitasking: spray the product over the bath and let it settle while you make the beds – type of thing. Just a little bit of organization can make a lot of difference.