Today we have some advice from a professional cleaning company. After all, they know better than anyone how to clean quickly and effectively. According to their estimates, you can clean an average home in an hour. Yes, you heard that right: an hour! According to them, there is really no need for more. What a joy when you spend so little time on your favorite job. But then you have to work according to a certain schedule from top to bottom. Today we share these useful insider tips with you.
The bedrooms: emptying and dusting
Important to start with: place everything you need in a plastic roller box and prepare all your belongings. That’s half the battle. You spend about ten minutes on each bedroom. First of all, you empty the spaces. Collect all laundry or bedding in one go and place it in the laundry basket or on a chair. After all, you can only clean in an empty room.
Make the bed and lift the mattress at each corner when you put your sheets in, that is faster. Then you dust everything with a microfibre cloth where you go around the room clockwise and lift each item. With this cloth you wipe in one direction (not back and forth). Use a long feather duster for mirrors.
The bedrooms: the floor
With vacuuming you start in the far corner and you suck with long movements towards the door without skipping a part. Save time by swiping the vacuum cleaner only once on the floor and not several times. Provide a good vacuum cleaner with sufficient power and empty dust bag. If you have a wooden or laminate floor, you can mop it lightly with some natural lemon cleaner.
This applies to all areas: the less loose items, the less time you spend cleaning. So place as much as possible in cupboards. You spend about 9 minutes on the bathroom. First of all, spray the sink, shower, bath, floor and toilet with cleaner and let it soak in for a while.
Pour some chlorine or Epsom salts into the toilet bowl, brush it well and let it absorb. Afterwards, place some cleaner on a (different) microfibre cloth and clean the glasses, toilet bowl and around it. You continue with the sink and clean it with another microfiber cloth working from back to front and scrub the taps and drain.
If you clean your shower and bath every week, you do not have to scrub, but a thorough cleaning with a warm microfibre cloth is sufficient. Finally, joke the space from the far corner to the door.
You spend 12 minutes on the kitchen. Preparation: you load the dishwasher and turn it on and clean up all loose items. Then you start with the most dirty parts. You can remove hard residue or grease on your stove with an old plastic bank or credit card. Scrub the rest off with a scouring pad. You place cleaner on all surfaces that you are going to clean. With a microfibre cloth, you can clean the countertop, cabinet doors and appliances on the outside in a clockwise cycle through the kitchen. Finally, you quickly vacuum and mop the floor from the back to the front.
The living room
For the living room, take 15 minutes. Take a quick look at the loose items. You collect remote control equipment and stack magazines. Place cushions and plaids back in place.
Then you start dusting in the same way as in the bedroom: clockwise through the room dusting and lifting each item in one movement. If you have roman blinds or blinds, dust them with a long feather duster.
You treat grass surfaces with a cloth with a special glass cleaner and circulating movements, working from back to front in the room. Finally, you quickly vacuum the room with firm few movements from the back to the front. You can also mop the room quickly.