In order to be able to live in a clean and organized home nowadays, we must learn to be efficient. Since we don’t have too much free time on our hands, we need to use what we have wisely. The secret lies in creating a home cleaning routine and being consistent. And of course, everything is easier with the help and support of our family members (and perhaps even some cleaning services at some point in our lives). If you’re interested in learning how to clean your house fast, keep on reading!
1. Use the task-cleaning method—it’s more efficient
When it comes to revealing secrets that will help you keep your house clean and organized, we should start with the proper method of cleaning your home.
Cleaning is said to be more efficient if done by one task at a time. That means doing one task such as dusting, mopping, or vacuuming throughout the whole house. When you clean in this way, you don’t feel like you’re trapped in a vicious cleaning cycle where you constantly start doing the same task over and over again as you move from room to room.
Another tip is to place all your cleaning products in a caddy and carry it with you while cleaning. That way, you don’t have to worry about looking for cleaning supplies before you start and collecting them when you finish.
2. Declutter your home and get rid of unnecessary things
A surefire way to an organized and easy-to-clean home is having a clutter-free home. We all tend to collect and put away some stuff we think or hope we’ll use, but they eventually end up collecting dust. In order to be able to clean your home routinely, regularly, and efficiently, it’s important to declutter it and put everything in its place.
A good and effective strategy when it comes to deciding whether to keep or get rid of some things is to consider when you last used them. If the answer is last year or three years ago, you should consider donating or tossing it. It’s so much easier to clean when you have only the things you use and when those things have their place.
3. Include the whole family in the home cleaning process
One of the best ways to clean a home is with a team, and you have two options here. First, you should include your closest team (i.e. your own family). This is a good way to teach your kids responsibility, organization, and tidiness—skills they’ll eventually need in their lives. You can assign tasks to different family members, of course, in accordance with their age and capabilities. Working together can be fun, especially if you play some music while cleaning. You should motivate them by rewarding their efforts.
If you have the resources, you can seek the help of specialized teams that offer professional cleaning services. You can hire them from time to time to aid your house deep cleaning process. By doing so, you can rest assured that your home will be thoroughly cleaned and sparkling.
4. Keep the counters free and clean at all times
Your countertops can easily become the spot where you keep all kinds of kitchen supplies. And when this happens, you lose quite a lot of time in removing these items, cleaning and wiping the countertops, and then putting everything back. It’s easier to keep counters clutter-free and to maintain everything in its place. It makes your daily cleaning faster and more efficient.
Make it a habit that when you use something, you put it back in its place immediately after using it. Wash the dishes or load the dishwasher as soon as you finish your meal. The same can be applied to bathroom counters as well. Remember to put away the toothpaste, toothbrush, micellar water, creams, and other skin care products—it will enable you to clean the counters quickly.
5. Vacuum first, then mop
When it comes to keeping your floors neat and clean, it’s important to have a routine. What you should do first is dust all the surfaces around your home. Then you should vacuum all the rooms in your home. After you finish vacuuming you can move to the next step that involves mopping the floors.
There’s a simple strategy here. When you start mopping, start from the farthest spot from the door and move back to the doorway. In this way, you’ll be sure you don’t mop yourself into a corner, and your home will be left with shiny floors.
When your home is organized and clutter-free and you develop your own functional cleaning routine, you’ll be able to maintain a clean and fresh, nice smelling home—even with all your work obligations, kids and chores. And, what’s more, you’ll even have a bit of free time left on your hands!
About the Author
Ayla Anderson is an avid reader and an enthusiastic blogger who writes articles on home improvement, business, Family and beauty. She is also an MBA student who spends much of her time giving advice to newly small businesses on how to grow their businesses. You can follow her on https://twitter.com/Ayla55489508