How to Clean Your House Fast and Properly
In today’s day and age, cleaning the house is one of the last things you think of. After all, there’s work, there’s the family, and spending quality time with them. Not to mention that you also need some time for yourself in order not to go crazy. Still, cleaning is an essential part of any household and should be regularly done. That being said, there’s no reason to spend more time on cleaning than you need to.
After all, there are some tips which can help you get the house spotless in just an afternoon.
Make a Plan
Before you actually start doing anything, make a plan. Figure out the schematics of your house. This will help you efficiently clean all parts of it. Having a strategy doesn’t leave room for the question ”what now?” and will ensure you haven’t missed any spots. It’s advisable to start with the smaller rooms and leave the big ones for later, as they take up the most time to clean. By cleaning the smaller ones first, you save energy and get more motivation to clean what’s left.
Grab a Trash Bag
Take a trash bag and don’t leave it out of your sight. While cleaning, don’t get sentimental. Everything you don’t use and don’t need should go into the bag. It’ll also be much easier to clean when all the trash and useless things are out of the way. If it’s mostly stuff that it’s the bag by the time you’re done, you can always donate it. It might do some good to someone else, but right now it’s just accumulating dust in your home and that’s the exact reason why it has to go.
Ready Your Tools
Before you actually start cleaning, make sure to prepare everything. You don’t want to have to prepare from the beginning every time you start a new task. So, if you’re planning on dusting and vacuuming, prepare the tools you need for both tasks, not just one. This way, you’ll never have to go back to the beginning. Pack all the tools conveniently so you can easily carry them from room to room and be even more efficient.
Get Some Help
Sometimes, it’s much more efficient if you get help. This is especially true if you have to clean up after an event in your home. For example, if it was your child’s birthday, you’d have to thoroughly clean your house after it was over. Though, in this case, you’re already exhausted from hosting and don’t have the afternoon to clean.
This is when you can hire a cleaning service. Most of them offer services like spring deep cleaning, end of the lease cleaning, or just regular cleaning. So be sure to get your house nice and clean after any event. It’s much cheaper and more time efficient to hire someone instead of doing the work yourself in these cases.
Do One Task at a Time
Multi-tasking may sound like a good idea while cleaning, but it’s just going to take longer for you to finish. Instead, focus on one thing at a time. If you’ve started by cleaning the windows, then clean them in the entire house. After that, move on to vacuuming. Completing one task means that you don’t have to get back to it in any other process of cleaning. That saves you time but also means that you haven’t missed anything in any of the rooms.
As you can see, if you know what you’re doing, you can be both efficient and flawless when it comes to cleaning your home. Knowing these tips and trick will guarantee your house is spotless, but that you didn’t spend an eternity getting it to look that way. After all, having a clean home means that you’re taking care of your family’s well-being as well as your own. We’re confident that you’ll do an amazing job know that you know how.
Bio: Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.