Guests coming over? Don’t panic if your home is a mess, here are 6 cleaning hacks that will have your home looking spick and span in no time!
Sticking to a few simple tricks when it comes to housecleaning can make a HUGE difference in the amount of time, effort, and money you spend cleaning your house. What I figured out is that it’s super important to develop a cleaning system that actually works and makes cleaning not only easy, but also fun! If you do annual deep cleaning like scrubbing your grout, the simple tasks like wiping up dust, dirt and some grime is super easy to upkeep with our simple tricks:
1. Keep Your Tools Within Reach
Looking for and gathering cleaning materials around your home can be time-consuming. Keep your tools handy so you can easily locate them when they’re needed. You may store them in one cabinet or basket or assign a separate space in your utility rack for them. This way you can save time and energy and you can start cleaning immediately.
2. Set a Timer
Be efficient in doing your cleaning job by setting a timer for yourself. For example, allot 5-8 minutes for each room. You have to finish all cleaning in a particular area before the timer goes off. When it does, move on to another room. This ensures that you don’t take too long in one part of your house so no time is wasted, and you would be able to consume wisely the total time you’ve devoted to cleaning whether it be for 30 minutes or an hour.
3. Develop a Cleaning Pattern
When cleaning a room, start from one side of it then end on its last corner. It can be clockwise, counter-clockwise, from top to bottom or bottom to top—it’s up to you. This guarantees that you don’t miss out on any area as opposed to just randomly cleaning parts of the room, and you would be surprised that it would actually help you finish faster.
4. Use Stylish Storage
Choose a basket or box which could double as home décor where you could temporarily store some clutter while you have visitors. These could be woven or made of canvas, preferably ones that come with lids so you can conceal some unwanted things even just for a short while.
5. Spray and Wipe Off
Pour disinfectant in a spray bottle. Grab a clean rug or cloth. Work faster by spraying on walls, tiles, glass and countertops then wiping it off with the rug to remove surface stains and dirt. For stubborn surfaces, you might need a mixture of vinegar and water for ideal cleaning. Your other options include rubbing alcohol and liquid soap mixed with water. On the other hand, spray furniture polish on areas that need shining, like the front of your fridge or your floor.
6. Use a Vacuum Cleaner
If you want to conserve time and energy, use a vacuum cleaner instead of manually sweeping all floors in your house. Do this so you’re sure to gather all specks of dirt on your floors and carpets. You may also use this on upholstered couches, chairs or even your bed to rid them of dust and other particles. Plug it in an extra-long extension cord so you can carry it around the house. If you are looking to deep-clean your carpet, regular vacuuming can help, but it’s best to hire an industrial cleaning company that can restore an old rug to looking as good as new!
Managed Within Minutes!
Aside from the tips listed above, you can also look for other ways on how you could easily clean your house. Use a lint roller for your lamp shades if they’ve already caught a lot of dirt. Wrap a sock around your hand and use it to remove dust off walls. If you don’t have the time to wash sheets and covers, simply make your bed and fluff your pillows. Listen to upbeat music while cleaning your home quickly and efficiently. Following these steps will help you look after your home even if you’re away most of the time—and will surely make your relatives and visitors love your place!