Cleaning your home is not everyone’s favorite activity but it is something that needs to be done. Having a clean home is key for hygiene and safety and will also make you feel happier in your own space and could help you avoid needing to borrow money to pay for a cleaner or additional and unnecessary cleaning products (source: WeLendUs) that can cost quite a lot of money.
Here we share our top 5 home cleaning hacks to make the cleaning process as efficient and pain-free as possible.
Cleaning can feel like a chore but the more organized you are, the more efficient you can be. It is far better to pick one task and clean the whole house before starting on a second task, rather than cleaning one room at a time.
For example, you can choose to vacuum the whole house at the same time, moving through the house from room to room rather than stopping and starting new tasks in each room. This makes the task feel less repetitive and less of a chore.
You can also keep all of your cleaning tools in one portable bucket so that you can carry it with you from room to room without wasting any time looking for your next tool or product. You may have fallen on hard times and may even have found yourself with bad credit and debt, so getting a cleaner will not be a priority and cleaning yourself will be important.
Having a cleaning schedule can also make your cleaning more efficient. There are some cleaning tasks which do not need to be done weekly whereas some require more regular maintenance. Knowing which tasks to prioritize and how long they take can help you with your planning.
Declutter your space
Before you start cleaning, tidy up any rooms and clear any clutter. It can become a habit to keep things that you do not need but when clearing things up, ask yourselves whether these things would be better thrown away, donated to charity or stored somewhere else. Clearing your space before you clean means that you can focus on the task at hand without having to clean around any interfering items.
Keep your surfaces clean and shiny by wiping down any hard surfaces – including everything from countertops to remote controls and telephones. You should wipe these surfaces down with a disinfectant to make sure that your home is a germ free environment. You can also wipe down mirrors and glasses with a damp microfiber cloth to keep these surfaces clean and shiny.
Know which areas to focus on
Certain areas should be cleaned especially thoroughly including bathtubs, showers, sinks and toilets. You can leave a spray cleaner on certain areas to dissolve dirt and stains. Then, you can wipe down these areas and clear any residual dirt and grime away.
The rubbish bin is another hotspot that can easily get dirty or smelly. Whenever you clean, you should make sure to take out your rubbish regularly, clean your bin and properly place any bin liners.
Clean your tools
You should routinely wash your cleaning tools. This is a step that is often overlooked but hugely important. There is no point traipsing a dirty mop or a full vacuum cleaner around your house – it will waste your precious cleaning time and will not work to make anything cleaner. Regularly cleaning these tools will make your cleaning more effective and save you time.