Keeping your house clean has many benefits. It’s good for the family’s health, and it also makes the space more relaxing and comfortable. Moreover, you will feel more confident having guests over if your place is presentable. However, cleaning the house is a task that not everyone enjoys. It requires time and effort but working smarter than harder can make it more convenient. Here are tips on how to do that.
Declutter Your Space
Before dusting and sweeping the place, start decluttering by segregating your things. Take this general cleaning time as an opportunity to eliminate items you no longer need. It will free up your space, giving you more room to breathe. Get boxes to put things to keep and those that you can donate, sell or throw in the garbage. You can earn from the items you decide to dispose of by having a garage sale or posting them online.
Get The Family Involved
Make the general cleaning a family project. Gather the family, and give them tasks to help with the cleaning. Even the kids can join in. Find things that they can do that are appropriate for their age. For instance, the little ones can pick up their toys and put them in their containers. It will make the job faster and easier if everyone helps out. Plus, it will foster camaraderie and expose the kids to being responsible at an early age.
Prepare All Your Cleaning Materials
Have a container where you can place all your cleaning materials, so it will be convenient to get them when you need to use them. It can be a time-waster if you keep trying to find things you need while in the middle of cleaning. It will also take your momentum off of what you are doing. These cleaning materials include cloths, soap, disinfectant, vacuum, and brooms. For the latter, consider getting a rubber broom instead of a regular one. Rubber brooms are durable, so you can use them for a longer time. Plus, you can get to the hard-to-reach places and ensure thorough cleaning without damaging the surfaces. Some come with a squeegee, perfect for areas that need water for cleanings, such as floors and glass panes.
Dust, Sweep, And Vacuum
With all the things back in their proper places, it will be more convenient to start dusting various areas of the house. Once done, follow it by sweeping and disposing of dirt. Since particles, grime, soil, hair, and other debris may be hard to remove by sweeping alone, vacuum the space thoroughly to eliminate all these substances.
Wipe Glasses And Surfaces
Use a cotton cloth to wipe glasses and surfaces to avoid damaging them. Choose mild cleaning solutions to prevent causing any harm to your things and parts of the house. There are also natural cleaning solutions that you can use, such as combining vinegar with baking soda.
Being organized and having everyone in the family help out can make the general home cleaning faster and more convenient. Don’t forget to disinfect for the final touch to ensure that your house is free from bacteria and viruses.