I’m sure there are people out there that enjoy cleaning their home, but perhaps you’re not one of them. If you prefer to spend more time enjoying life than cleaning up after it, here are a few tips on how to make cleaning quick and painless.
As a general rule, clean all top surfaces before you vacuum. You know that if you start at the bottom – the floor – you’ll only end up with crumbs all over it again once you start wiping down the benches.There’s something satisfying, too, about just sweeping stuff onto the floor ready to get sucked up by the vacuum later. Don’t forget to suck up the dust bunnies hiding under your bed.
I like breaking down my cleaning to one room at a time – it makes cleaning the whole house seem like less work, which means I’m more likely to get on with it. Tidy up, do the tops, then move onto the next room, vacuuming everywhere at the end.
Maintaining your place throughout the week makes doing that overall clean a lot easier. All those things that your Mum nagged you about, like hanging up your clothes or washing up your dishes actually make sense after all. Simple maintenance makes doing your regular clean a piece of cake.
What about products?
When it comes to products you generally get what you pay for. If you pay a little more the product often lasts longer because you don’t need to use a lot at each clean. Keep them stored together so you can see when it’s time to stock up again. You’ll need a spray for your benches and surfaces, floor cleaner, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent and a disinfectant. Try electrostatic dust wipes too – they are really fast and easy. There are all sorts of other specialist cleaning products available on the supermarket shelves but usually you won’t need to bother with those.Only buy the basics to begin with.
Cleaning is the thing most of us love to hate. But the easier you make it for yourself, the more motivated you’ll be to stay on top of it – leaving you to get on with the things in life you really do enjoy, dust free.
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