Most of us don’t enjoy cleaning our house. Maybe the clutter has compounded to mountains of dirty laundry, piles of dog hair behind the sofas, and so much dust that you quickly pull out your smartphone to buy a Dyson V6 on sale. Don’t despair! We have some incredible housecleaning tips from the professionals that will leave your home glistening with clean.
Start at the Top
What does starting from the top mean? For cleaning done right, start with ceiling fans and higher surfaces first. Why? The dust falls on the items below that you have not cleaned yet. Keep working your way from top to bottom, ending with the floors as the very last step. Finish with a quick vacuuming. Most vacuums clean both carpet and flooring.
Clean Your Bedroom Fast
Strip your linens and toss into the laundry. Clear bedroom clutter in a basket. Sort through everything later when you have more time. Save a spot in your closet for this basket and make a habit of putting the items in the basket away each week. Wipe down any furniture with a microfiber cloth.
The Bathroom Challenge
Bathrooms might be the most disgusting room in the house, especially if you have let a few weeks pass since the last cleaning. Wipe down all of your bathrooms at once. This saves you a little bit of time since you typically use stronger cleaners for the bathroom. After wiping down counters and cleaning the mirrors, mop down all of the floors. Keep bleach spray and wipes in the bathroom for quick daily cleaning.
Living Room, Dining Room, Office
These rooms often load up with clutter. If you don’t have time to sort through all the clutter now, dump the clutter into a box and sort when you have more time. This is also a great chore for your kids to do. Start in the corner of the room and dust from top to bottom. Use an attachment to vacuum any furniture, then vacuum floors. Group these rooms together to save time.
Toss all dishes in the dishwasher. If you don’t have a dishwasher, quickly clean and dry dishes that are mostly clean. Fill the sink with hot water and toss in any dishes that have crusted food and grime. Add your burner pieces from the stove to the soapy water. Use a cloth or sponge to wipe down all of the kitchen surfaces, then follow up with any appliances. Scrub burners and dishes and put away. Finish with the floors. Finally, take out the trash throughout the house.
If you follow these simple tips your home will look immaculate in half the time. Enjoy the peace of mind of a clean house.