Top Cleaning Tips
Keeping a home clean can be a never-ending task, but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. There are several time-saving tricks that you can do to help make the task a little more manageable.
Follow these simple professional house cleaning hacks to have your home sparkling clean in no time.
ALWAYS CLEAN TOP TO BOTTOM Cleaning each room from top to bottom ensures you don’t knock dust or crumbs down onto a space you’ve already cleaned. Start by dusting the ceilings, light fixtures, walls, and windows. After dusting, move to furniture and decorative elements. Then, finish up with the floor.
USE THE DISHWASHER The dishwasher doesn’t have to be just for dishes. Make the most of this handy appliance by using it to clean a variety of other items around the house. For example, when cleaning the bathroom, add the toothbrush holder and soap dish to the top rack to get the grime cleaned off without having to scrub.
MAINTAIN YOUR CLEANING SUPPLIES Keep your sponges, mop heads, and scrub brushes clean by rinsing them after each use and allowing them to dry in a well-ventilated area. It’s also important to maintain your vacuum by emptying the canister or bag after each use and wiping off the inside and bottom of the machine when you’re finished cleaning for the day.
KEEP YOUR SUPPLIES HANDY WHEN CLEANING THE HOUSE If you have a cleaning bag, basket or bucket with all your cleaning tools in one place, then you can carry it everywhere around the house with you and you'll have everything that you need with you at all times. In your basket, you should always keep a microfiber cloth, scrub brush, all-purpose cleaner, wood cleaner, glass cleaner, latex gloves, and a small scrub brush or toothbrush.
MICROWAVE CLEANING: STEAM-IT! A microwave can get grimy quickly and stuck-on grime is difficult to clean. To loosen up the stuck-on pieces, place a cup filled with water in the appliance and run it for 3 minutes to allow steam to form. Filling your microwave with steam will loosen the stuck-on residue. Then, all you have to do is wipe it away and your microwave cleaning is complete!
ALWAYS CLEAN IN NATURAL LIGHT Opening all the curtains and blinds in the house will reveal tons of hidden dirt and dust. Natural light is the best light to view a home with a critical eye, so stick to the time frame of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to do your deep cleaning.
We hope that you find these tips helpful and cleaning your home is a manageable and easy to complete task - happy cleaning!