Tips To Get The Whole House Clean Fast
I talk about cleaning a lot because we all make messes. I am the type of person who cannot function in a messy home. I have tried not to let messes bother me, and I'm not as bad as Danny Tanner. I don't have the time and dedication it takes to have an immaculate house. If I do not speed clean every day, my house can get pretty dirty.
You will never be able to clean your kitchen or bathroom in five minutes or less without the right tools. Multitasking products can save a lot of time.
Keep your spaces as clear as possible as clutter will make speed cleaning impossible. You will be moving so many things and putting so much away that it will slow you down. You’re better off tidying your spaces daily, which means not spending half of Saturday cleaning.
Remove things that are not in use from counters. Seldomly used appliances go into the pantry. I have a cute basket on the vanity in the bathroom that stores items I have to sort and put away later. It’s all right to cut a few corners sometimes to get things done even faster.
Get a cleanser that can tackle everything. You won’t have to go back and forth or lug cleaning supplies. Check the bottles of cleaning supplies; if it doesn't work on most of your surfaces, do not waste your money. Instead of paper towels use a flat cloth diaper. It’s faster, more absorbent, and huge. The less time you spend getting a clean paper towel, the faster the job will get done and the less waste there is.
Ditch wet dusting and only do it bi-weekly. Instead, use a wool duster; if you have one, grab it and go very quickly. Because my spaces mostly clutter free, I can dust the living room and bedroom in about 2 minutes. Wet Dusting takes me about ten minutes.
Do not bother to dust hard to reach places. Use compressed air dusters its sold in the electronics department. If you do this a few times a week, the dust bunnies won't pile up.
Clean your entire shower or tub once a week, including the walls, side, and ledges. Once or twice a week, spray the tub with a cleaner that does most of the work. Start cleaning the rest of the bathroom, then spot clean any gunk off the walls. Wipe your tub out with a sponge quickly. On the weekend, it won't take as long to scour.
Bathrooms are simple. Start at the mirror with that all-purpose cleaner, and wipe the counter and sink. Quickly clean the cabinets and baseboards if they need it. Wipe out the sink with multi-purpose cleaner. Wipe the toilet down quickly. Most people don’t have huge bathrooms, so this shouldn’t take long at all. It takes me about 3 minutes.
Scrub the toilet bowl and use one of those drop-in tablets. You won't have to clean the bowl as often. The cheap toilet tabs with borax work great. No need to buy fancy ones.
Check the bedrooms. Quickly make the beds; it doesn’t have to look perfect, the room will still look better. Get rid of cups, plates, and trash quickly. Scan the area. Tidy up quickly.
Fire up the vacuum once a day. Go around things, don't worry about moving furniture. Worry about cleaning under things like the coffee table only do this once or twice a week. Cutting corners like this likely won't show, and it saves you time.
Stop sweeping the floors. Seriously, it takes too long. You miss stuff no matter what. Use the wood floor mode on the vacuum, or use a Swiffer. Every other day, use wet pads after the dry ones. It’s fast and easy. Mop once a week with a real mop if you want. Since I stopped Sweeping and started using the Swiffer daily, it takes me fewer than 5 minutes to do the floors. Our socks stay white.
I suggest getting a basket that you can stuff the food that ends up on the kitchen counter. The kitchen will look neater, and you won't have to move a lot of food when cleaning. Use a multi-purpose cleaner and start with the counters. Clean the cabinets and drawers where they are touched the most, and wipe out the sink.
Worry about tackling the laundry or clutter after doing the necessary cleaning. That's the mistake many people make: they address the and chaos neglect the rest.
Don’t overlook the main living space. Give the couch a quick fluff, and tidy the surfaces quickly. At this time take the things that do not belong and put them where they do.
By taking care of something every day quickly, it won't become a giant mess to be dealt with later. Hang in there if you hate cleaning or are struggling to keep up. Cut some corners, and cut yourself some slack. Try cleaning quickly daily and see how you feel after a week. Sometimes you have to fake it to make it.