12 Efficient Ways to Thoroughly Clean Your Home
Nobody likes to clean. All the bending, reaching and stretching, just to end up sweaty, dusty, and in desperate need of a shower. But cleaning is essential towards not only keeping a happy home but keeping a home that you can relax in.
When it comes to cleaning, there is so much to it than just sweeping, dusting, and mopping. There are proper and efficient ways to go about your house cleaning, ensuring that you clean efficiently and thoroughly. Don’t waste your time with subpar methods that force you to go back to a particular spot two or three times because you didn’t do it right the first time. With these 12 house cleaning Brisbane tips to thoroughly clean your home, you can save your energy and time by cleaning the best way possible:
It’s easy to convince yourself that the best way to clean your home is to go through one room at a time. However, this costs a lot more time than it saves. This is because you end up going through your entire cleaning routine one-by-one, for every single room. This means picking up and putting down your broom, vacuum, mop, and every other tool for every room you visit. Instead, it’s better to complete each task all throughout the house before moving onto the next task.
2) Organize Your Tools In A Single Bucket
Don’t waste your time by dragging around a dozen or so tools individually to every room you visit. Put them together in a tote or bucket, a single portable cleaning station where everything can be stored. This saves you that wasted time looking for every tool every time you need it.
3) Start By Picking Up
Don’t be lazy—before starting with each room, pick up what you can pick up. Trying to do it “faster” by cleaning around the clutter and the mess instead of picking it up wastes more time than you think. This includes magazines, shoes, clothes, books. And remember: evaluate each item you pick up, and whether or not it’s better off in the trash.
4) General Dusting and Vacuuming Tips
When dusting, turn off all fans and ACs, to avoid the dust blowing around the room and settling somewhere new. Always dust the tops and bottoms of shelves, frames, screens, and small items. A microfiber cloth at the end of a broom is great if you are struggling with high or low areas. Finally, make sure your beds have clean sheets prior to your vacuuming.
5) Wipe: Damp Then Dry
The cleanest and quickest way to clean your glass and mirrors is by starting off with a damp microfiber cloth. Afterwards, wipe it down again with a dry cloth.
6) Disinfect All Surface Areas
Every single hard surface needs to be disinfected and wiped down. This includes (but isn’t limited to) telephones, light switches, appliances, doorknobs, countertops, and TV remotes. Any surface that is regularly handled is crawling with germs. To create a nontoxic disinfection solution, mix a cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar.
7) Vacuum While Moving
Vacuums are great for wide and open areas of the floor, but are generally inefficient when it smaller corners. Don’t spend too much time trying to get the dust out of these areas; if you don’t get them the first time, you will eventually get them the next.
8) Sweep Before Mopping
One common mistake is cleaners who mop before they sweep, or don’t sweep at all. Sweep floors before touching the mop. When mopping, begin at the corner farthest from the door, and then move backwards. This prevents you from tracking steps into the wet floor.
9) Toilets, Sinks, and Tubs Require Extra Attention
It isn’t enough to simply wipe down toilets, sinks, and tubs. Start by spraying cleaner on these surfaces; wait a few minutes, allowing the cleaner to remove stains and dirt. Then scrub—include the inside of the microwave—and make sure the toilets are scrubbed last.
10) Regularly Wash All Your Cleaning Equipment
An easily forgotten part of cleaning is cleaning the actual tools and equipment that you use. However, if you never take the time to clean this equipment, you will just end up spreading germs and bacteria around your home. Thoroughly scrub and wash each tool at least once or twice a month.
11) Turn Cleaning Into a Group Effort
Cleaning on your own is the easiest way to burn yourself out, long before you have finished the house. Turn it into a group effort by coordinating the cleaning with everyone in your home. Work together, and perhaps consider turning it into a game.
12) Use Quality Products
Finally, the best way to ensure a quality rubdown of your home is by using quality products. If your goal when buying cleaning products is to try to find the cheapest and most affordable way to do it, you will end up with a much harder time than you would with products that are proven and trusted to get the job done.
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