Let’s face it; there are far more exciting things to be doing in life than cleaning our homes, yet of course, it is important. It often doesn’t feel like there are enough hours in the day to do it all, so how can we cut back some time in cleaning for other stuff?
Here are some tips to help you clean your home more quickly!
Invest in some good cleaning products
You’ll have heard the line that a workman is only as good as his tools, and the same principle (sort of) applies to cleaning. You’ll need to be armed with some good products to do a really good, thorough job and to make things quicker, too. After all, if you’re scrubbing at stubborn stains with something that just isn’t strong enough to tackle it, it’s going to take you twice as long. There’s a great article here regarding which products to use for which problems.
Get all of your cleaning products ready to go
Keeping all of your products organised and preferably in one place is a great way to cut down on cleaning time, as you’ll be armed with everything you need and you can just get to it! There are even boards on Pinterest with ideas for organising your cleaning products to help make things a little easier.
Remove things off the floor
If you’re spending half your time clearing stuff off the floor as you go along, it’s going to take you twice as long as it would if you had a clear floor to work with. Therefore before you start hovering, sweeping or mopping for example, take the time to go round and move things like furniture, cords from the floor and any objects or clutter that’s taking up space on the floor. Keeping things that you place on the floor to a minimum is also of course a good way to keep cleaning time down!
Give your appliances a big, monthly clean
This will make cleaning them weekly much quicker, easier and more pain free! Big, major appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines will need a good deep clean every month to make maintaining them easier and to keep them in good, working order too. There’s a really useful guide for cleaning your washing machine here.
Eliminate clutter regularly
As mentioned above, keeping things off the floor is a great way to make cleaning easier, and you can apply this to other areas; such as keeping things minimal on shelves and other surfaces. At the end of the day, the less stuff you have; the less you have to clean, and the less clutter you have; the easier it is to actually do so!
Clean as you go
It’s a good idea to get rid of any spills as you go along to make a general clean that bit easier and quicker. When it comes to things like washing up, do it straight away to avoid a big build up of stuff too, for example, so big cleans aren’t quite as daunting and time consuming.