Some people enjoy the routine of cleaning a home but I’m one person who hates it. The sooner it’s done the better, but not only must it look clean, but be disinfected as well to keep the family healthy. Often we learn to clean from our mothers, and that isn’t always the best way to do it. I learned a lot from others on how to best clean my home. Here’s a few things I learned to help you too.
The pros spray cleanser all over surfaces, and then leave to tackle another task. Even though they may use industrial strength cleansers we’d be hesitant to use at home, we can still use our natural cleansers in the same way. So now I spray the bathroom down, go off to vacuum the hallway, and then return several minutes later to wipe down the bathroom. You’ll discover how much more quickly this process goes. Grime and grunge will easily wipe off counters and sinks. The toilet can be quickly scrubbed. Why spend minutes scrubbing it all down, when the cleansers will do the job for you?
Like many people, they chose to clean one room at a time. So, you know what happens. Four hours later you have one room done. How will I get my house clean in time for the weekend visitors? Well, according to experts you’re not supposed to zone clean. Apparently you can get the entire house clean in that four hours spent cleaning one room.
I decided to clean my home through task cleaning first. It begins with a tidy and toss. And then I can take the duster and dust all surfaces throughout the home. The next step is to vacuum the entire house.
The difference in this routine is that instead of tackling all of these chores for one room, you do the tasks for the entire home. Apparently picking up and putting down cleaning supplies and switching back and forth wastes time.
Experts also say to begin at the top of a room and work your way down. That way dust will fall downwards, which will all eventually be cleaned up by the time you get to the floor. You won’t be re-cleaning spots that you already did first, but then accidentally spilled something else on top and have to do it again.
Besides top to bottom, left to right works well too. This way you’ll remember what you’ve cleaned and won’t accidentally re-clean something you’ve already done.
Be sure to clean the tops of doorways and on tops of shelves. Dust accumulates up there and can actually dirty a room faster if you miss it.
Use two cloths to clean mirrors: one wet and then one dry. Be sure to wash door handles and knobs, locks, and faucets. These are crucial to preventing flu and cold bugs.
During your house cleaning if you forget to do one part don’t worry, as it can be covered next week.