If house cleaning seems to be too much of a burden to you then you are probably not doing it correctly. While there is no doubt that you’ll need to use quite a bit of elbow grease to clean up your home, you can definitely bring down your workload if you work smart and not just hard. This article has provided top 5 house cleaning tips which will be of great use to you by helping you reduce the time needed to complete your chores:
Have the right equipment handy. You need to buy the right brooms (fine bristles for indoor cleaning and stiff bristles for outdoor areas), dusters (microfiber is best for picking up all dust particles instead of moving them from one place to another) and high quality cleaning products (buy products for different surfaces such as tile, glass, wood etc.). You’ll also need a toothbrush to clean away dirt from inaccessible areas.
Always approach cleaning from top to bottom. This means that you have to start cleaning higher surfaces and work your way to the floor. This ensures that you sweep away all crumbs and particles that lie on the table or the counter tops.
Tidy up the house before you start cleaning. Fold clothes, including bed linen, and put them away in the right place. If you keep surfaces as tidy and uncluttered as possible then you will be able to dust them without having to pick up and clean under many things.
Pre-treat areas that have accumulated dirt or stains. Pour cleaning solution into the toilet bowl and leave it there for at least 20 minutes. Spray cleaning solution on bathroom tiles and sink where they seem the dirtiest. You will find the most dirt near the drain and also around the area you generally stand when you bathe. If you leave the cleaning solution for a while then you’ll be able to clean the dirt away relatively easily.
Avoid making a mess unwittingly. Use a damp (not wet) cloth to clean surfaces or else you will leave water marks everywhere. You should also wipe the surfaces dry with a clean and dry cloth after you have cleaned them so that all water tracks can be removed.
House cleaning becomes a manageable task as long as you do things correctly. In fact, you should be able to take care of day to day cleaning on your own. You can always call a maid service to do heavy duty cleaning once a month or so.