Certain words send chills down your spine. I know those two words have a chilling—and draining—effect. Some of us dread cleaning. It’s hard to put a fun spin on this task. And society places high expectations on homeowners to present a professionally cleaned home at all times.
Starting a new healthy habit can be challenging. But the reduction in cleaning time is worth the effort. Why didn’t I do this earlier in my life?
Here are five tips to start with Home Cleaning. They will reduce your cleaning time and make you grateful you read this to the end.
The Right Equipment
You probably noticed a vacuum cleaner is efficient. I’m not talking about carpets. A vacuum cleaner is more effective than a broom or a mop on smooth flooring. Pet hair and other dirt are quickly dealt with.
Their only problem is moving the cord between different power outlets. But is this enough reason to ignore a vacuum cleaner’s charm?
Luckily technology brought us an easy answer.
What you need is a robotic vacuum cleaner. These units automatically roam through your house to pick up dirt.
It’s not as powerful, but dog hairs and other fibres are now taken care of. Take out your regular vacuum cleaner for deep cleaning. But your housecleaning time is much shorter now.
We have analysed and made a list of best handheld vacuum for pet hair which is small, lightweight, but powerful enough to suck up dust and dirt very quickly.
Keep it Together
You start cleaning with your duster. You realise the windows need to be cleaned too. You get the squeegee, but you forgot to bring a bucket and water solution.
You just wasted a lot of time. If you don’t know where an item was stored last, it’s even worse. What’s the solution? Store all your cleaning products together. Whatever room needs cleaning you’re ready. Being organised makes any task slightly better.
Be Smart and Cut Corners
That sounds wrong. But it’s true. You’ve been doing it wrong all these years. Doing one chore during the day reduces the cleaning time on washing day. These handy chores have excellent characteristics:
- They are easy to handle while you’re going about your routine.
- They save time.
- They limit frustration.
Line it Right
I hate putting in a new trash bag. It’s merely a tedious task. This trick minimises my frustration. Line your trashcan with the kit. Place another one inside. Keep lining the trashcan with about ten bags on top of each other. The next time the can is full, you take out the bag and walk away. Your trash can is already lined.
Clean While Showering
Clean glass doors after a shower prevent grime and stubborn stains from setting in. It also means you can skip this chore on cleaning day.
Quick Answers for the Oven
I hate it when food drips inside the oven. It means I can’t shirk my responsibility of cleaning the oven. Luckily a genius inventor manufactured oven liners. These liners are safe to place in your oven. They catch and absorb food drippings, so your oven needs less harsh cleaning. And the mat? You cleaned it in water. You don’t even waste money on replacing liners.
How to Make Ironing Fun
Watching TV. That’s one activity everyone has time for. What’s your favourite pastime? Mixing fun with work has two results:
- You’ll get the job done faster
- You’ll feel less irritated even if there’s a lot of work
Tackle your load of ironing while you catch up on your favourite series. Being smart when it comes to house cleaning or organisation saves you time.
Shoes at The Door
Do you continuously have dirt in your house? Blame your shoes. Dirt and grass stick to shoes and mess up your clean home. They also cause scratches on your floor that you have to polish later on. Stop the cycle. Ask you, family, to leave shoes at the door. It has to be compulsory at least on rainy days.
It is also an excellent way of teaching children responsibility. If they forget to take their shoes off or put them in the cupboard, they have the chore of cleaning up. A carpet at the entrance also does wonders. But if you want to change your cleaning experience, some extreme measures may be worth it.
Make it a Family Affair
The most extreme cleaning approach is when you can make it a team effort. If chores are done by three people instead of one, your cleaning time significantly reduces. Will your family be willing? I think this is the best way of building trust, relationship and a sense of responsibility. Cleaning just gained more value! Make it a competition of who can clean allocated rooms the fastest. Or set a time limit. It helps children to not get distracted or parents from procrastinating. Make up other games too. The fastest dishwasher can pick the movie. This sure beats one parent having to clean everything alone. When everyone has to clean, they’ll remember to mess a little less too.
In most aspects of life, you can cheat and cut corners. Why not do it with your home too? Making cleaning easier means you can do other things you enjoy.
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