Fast cleaning tips
Who likes house cleaning? No one? Can’t blame you. Cleaning is rarely someones favorite chore. You have to deal with dirt, grime, chemicals and on top of it, cleaning takes time.
It doesn’t have to. Have a look at our fast house cleaning tips that will help you clean your house fast.
Clean the whole house, not one room at time
House cleaning can be much more efficient if you focus on one task at a time and complete the task in every room before moving on to the next task. Dust in all rooms instead of one. You won’t have to worry about dust on your floor after you mop it.
Prepare all your cleaning tools and cleaning supplies before hand
Nothing wastes time like realizing that you’re missing your special damp microfiber cloth and getting it. You may need to wash hands from the chemicals, walk to another room and even clean up after yourself on the way back. I say, measure twice, cut once. Keep the tools with you or carry them in a belt of apron.
Clear the clutter
You’re not going to clean your whole house just to clutter it afterwards. Are you still using everything you own? Take each item and ask yourself if you really need it or using it. If not, get rid of it. If yes, organize it into containers. Looking at too many items in your way may discourage you from leaning.
Tidy and clean often and right away
This may sound counterproductive but if you dust, sweet, clean, wipe, vacuum on a regular basis, you’ll avoid deep cleaning for longer periods which in the long run, will save you time.
Keep moving when you use vacuum cleaner
When vacuuming, the key is to keep moving and cover as much ground as possible. This way, you’ll pick up the majority of dirt and debris, without having to go over the same area multiple times. Vacuum each cleaning room in one pass. This may not result in a perfect clean, but it will be good enough – and it will save you a lot of cleaning time and effort.
Make cleaning session a group activity
One of the best ways to deep clean the entire house fast is to make it a team effort. Schedule a time in advance with your family, and assign tasks to each person. Working together can add fun to a dull activity as well as a lot of efficiency.
Create a cleaning structure
Divide your cleaning tasks into immediate, daily, weekly, and monthly ones. Having a structure and knowing exactly what to do and when to do will prevent the need for deep cleaning. Each time you do a little before it gets too hard. And that’s a time saver.
Use good tools
You cannot give a professional output with bad tools. They don’t work, break, are slower, don’t have the power, have cords or you might need a ladder for them to use. Time is the most expensive entity. Save it by getting tools that will help you work efficiently in all aspects.
Don't spend too much time on things
Don’t get caught up in perfection. Better done than perfect. A lot of people are focusing on trying to get things perfect. Don’t waste time on that one spot. Just wiping and cleaning things down and moving on is enough to transform your home.
Use a drill bit instead of elbow grease and you’ll be able to remove that dirt and grime with ease and fast. Just be careful not to use too much of that power not to destroy your surfaces.
Clean your drains
Routine drain cleaning can save you hundreds of dollars and a lot of time in the long run. Every few weeks, pour half a cup of baking soda into the drain, followed by half a cup of white vinegar. This will remove the grime and grease in the drains.
My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?
Clean your tools before the job
Is there anything worse than discovering that your tools are dirty in the middle of the cleaning process? Cleaning them will disrupt your whole process and you’ll probably have to clean that certain spot again. Make sure to have good tools, but also clean tools.
Have a system
One of the most important things to do is to establish a cleaning routine. By cleaning your house in the same order every time, you’ll be able to work more efficiently. Your speed will then come from routine and method instead of just trying to be fast. Just keep it consistent.
Clean top to bottom
Things and dust fall from the top. Don’t work twice the same spot just cause you foret to wipe clean the dust above it. Dust from top to bottom to eliminate redundant work. Clean left to right too to easily identify what you’ve already cleaned and what is still ahead of you.
Squeegee is a great cleaning tool
No wiping, no drying, just one swipe with squeegee and your windows are clean and clear. Make sure to use a professional squeegee and wipe the blade every time so it doesnt leave water marks.
Easy microwave trick
Put a coffee cup full of warm water in the microwave and heat it up until it’s boiling hot. This creates moisture that loosens up anything inside so you can clean and wipe it off quickly and easily.