My house, I like it clean. For me, clean is good, but the cleaner is better. But how to do the job more efficiently and not lose so much time and effort? I tried different tricks but didn’t get any good results.
And, one day, I found out that I’ve been cleaning my home all wrong. I was in a hotel. A maid came into my room and sprayed a solution on the surfaces. Then she left. In ten minutes she returned and for less than 2 minutes she wiped with a thin dry cloth…and the result was shining. The whole place sparkled. Then I understood that to let one solution do all the work it needs patience.
To get the job done the professional cleaners have easy but efficient tricks. They are proud of using modern methods, suitable tools, and equipment for doing this chore. Here are some dos and don’ts to clean your house much more efficiently.
Mistakes that are made when cleaning the house
The biggest mistake people make when cleaning a house is doing it room by room. This is also known as “zone cleaning”. It takes too long because it is too slow. According to Lisa from Cleandy, the owner of Professional cleaning company in London four hours can be enough for cleaning your kitchen, or you can clean your entire house top to bottom in four hours. It is unnecessary to spend too many hours focusing on one area and never get to the next room.
It will be quick and efficient with the “task cleaning”: completing one domestic task, such as vacuuming, throughout the entire house, before starting the next. Keep moving is propulsion. You can do a little more walking, and it will be a good workout.
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Recommended plan of attack
Always do it top-to-bottom, left-to-right.
Start with the upstairs bathroom as it is the best place to keep the cleaning solutions and the other supplies. Each task should be started at its highest point. Start by peeling the cobwebs from the ceiling first. Then move from left to right across the room. You can be sure you don’t miss anything. On the other hand, you won’t accidentally drop dust onto already-cleaned lower areas.
1. Dust the House
Dust each room. Start with the topsides of the furniture, then the undersides of shelves, all handrails, as well as picture frames, TV screens, and mirrors. “It’s easier to dust it dry – getting something wet makes it harder. Dampen a microfiber cloth with warm water to get rid of fingerprints.
2. Clean Furniture Fabric
Go through the bedrooms to strip and remake the beds; make the sofa pillows or furniture blankets neat and tidy. Brush furniture surfaces with a vacuum extension.
3. Clean the windows
Wipe down the windows throughout the house.
4. Clean Surfaces
Wipe down all surfaces and counters throughout the house, and provide the disinfection.
5. Clean the Bathrooms
Walkthrough and spray cleaner solution on tubs, sinks, and toilets. Return and scrub.
6. Clean the kitchen
Wipe down the inside of the microwave, cabinet, and appliance doors. Cleaning the toaster from crumbs. Do this cleaning regularly to avoid disgusting smell in your kitchen from burnt crumbs. First, unplug the toaster, then remove the tray. After dumping out the crumbs, wash the tray and dry it with a cotton cloth. It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes.
7. Vacuum and Clean Floors
Vacuum the carpets in the bedrooms and down the stairs. Sweep, then mop or scrub the bathroom and kitchen floors, and any other floor that needs it.