Cleaning your house is probably one of the most daunting tasks, especially if you are also juggling other tasks and chores, such as your work, cooking and parenthood. However, cleaning the house doesn’t have to be boring or difficult, if you implement a few smart tips. If you’re someone who regularly struggles with housekeeping and cleaning, then here are some efficient and smart tips that will make this job much easier in the future.
1. A little bit of work every day, goes a long way
Are you someone who procrastinates cleaning your home until it is practically impossible to avoid it? If your answer is yes, then you aren’t alone. Many people struggle with this. They procrastinate cleaning and then are swamped with all the dust, grime and dirt that needs to be taken care of. However, the easiest tip is to do a little bit every day. It doesn’t have to be every single day, but every two to three days is fine. For example, one day, you can wash the windows, and then the other day, clean the bathroom. That way, you’ll be able to evenly distribute all the cleaning tasks without being overwhelmed.
2. Don’t overbuy the cleaning products
Many people buy a lot of cleaning products in hope that will make them more efficient. In reality, that only causes clutter and mess in a home that already needs cleaning. If you’re having issues with staying on track when it comes to cleaning, then it is best to buy less. Instead, it is best to opt for multi surface cleaner eco strips that are practical and can replace a few different cleaning products. This will reduce clutter in your home, and you’ll find it easier to clean when you don’t have to juggle multiple products. Overbuying will also drain your budget, as well, which is something you should always avoid.
3. Sweeping first, mopping second
In order to clean more effectively, it is crucial to know how to do it properly. Therefore, sweeping, or even vacuuming, should always come first. Mopping with a wet mop should come after that. In order to clean floors properly, it is essential to remove all the crumbs and dust first. This will make sure that, when you mop, you actually clean the surface of the floor. Also, when mopping, make sure to start from the corner of the room, then progress gradually toward the door. You don’t want to mop yourself into the corner, as that means you’ll have to walk over the freshly cleaned surface.
4. You can easily wipe mirror and glass
There’s no need to wash your mirror and glass surfaces, especially if they aren’t overly dirty or dusty. Instead, use a microfiber cloth and wipe clean all the surface. This will make sure all the mirror and glass surfaces are properly clean. However, it is important to thoroughly clean windows, mirror and otter glass surfaces once in a while, preferably twice a year. Having a cleaning schedule can be of great help as you won’t forget to do it if you’re busy.
5. Decluttering is equally important as cleaning
If you live in a cluttered space, then you probably spend more time removing each item, to clean the surface underneath. Therefore, before you decide to start cleaning, make sure to get rid of (or at least, move away) all the necessary clutter. Having too many items lying around will only hinder your progress. Also, if you make sure you have fewer things around, you’ll find it easier to casually wipe the dust or clean, as you won’t be overwhelmed by unnecessary clutter.
6. Don’t forget to clean sink, toilet and tub
This can be tricky, because these places often seem cleaner than they actually are. So it is crucial to clean regularly, using appropriate tools and products. Spray-on products are often most efficient as they allow you to measure the quantity used. Also, make sure to leave the product for a few minutes before you start cleaning: this will help stains dissolve, and you’ll be able to scrub them off more efficiently. Cleaning your bathroom properly, will make sure it looks fresh and new at all times. Also, if you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, then it is also important to clean it regularly, by following all the important instructions.
These house cleaning tips will make sure you’re motivated to clean. Plus, you’ll be able to clean properly without finding it overwhelming and difficult. Doing a little bit of work every other day, and using proper products will ensure you a clean and healthy home.