There is no need to hire a professional cleaner to get your home squeaky clean in no time flat. By following a few simple tips every day, you will be able to consistently ensure that your home is kept at its optimal level of cleanliness all year round. By maintaining the home through regular maintenance, you can effectively cut down the costs of hiring someone to come into your home to clean each week. While daily upkeep is hardly a type of deep cleaning, it can still minimize the mess and clutter while providing you with a well-maintained living environment by shortening your overall cleaning time in half.
Pre-Treating Problem Areas
What pre-treating an area does is break down the hard buildup and grime that has formed over a long period of time. Rather than sitting there and scrubbing for an hour, why not simply spray the stubborn area with your cleaner of choice and allow it to sit for five or so minutes? Doing so will break down the dirt, which makes it softer and easier to remove simply by wiping it clean with a sponge. This method can also help to get rid of harmful bacteria since it is giving the cleaner enough time to sit and kill germs over a period of time. You can utilize this helpful method on countertops, dishes, floors, and even the overhead fan area where grease builds up above the stove.
It does not matter what tool you use to get the job done. The fact of the matter is that any area that is wet for long periods of time is more likely to attract bacteria. This is particularly the case when discussing porous objects, such as bath mats, sponges, and rags. Whenever you are done cleaning, you will want to wring your sponges and cloths out thoroughly and fan them out in a hanging fashion, in order to allow air to pass through to let them dry. Try setting your sponge out, spongy side up, and place wet things like bath mats on the side of the tub so that they too can dry out after use. Mold and mildew lead to bad odors, which ends up with needing to throw the object out if the damage is too great.
Many Small Tasks
By breaking down a large task into many small tasks, you are creating a cleaning regimen that is much less daunting to handle. When you tackle a large area that needs to be cleaned, such as a kitchen or a messy living room, it’s best not to look at the area as a whole. Instead, try to look at each area of the room as its own unique task. That way you can take your time in dealing with each area of a room whenever you have time to do so. Focusing on each chunk allows you to better figure out what needs to be done and to perform the task with a higher focus, rather than scattering your energy to other areas of the same room.
What’s Your Baseline?
It might look good on paper when you are jotting down your daily goals in the old weekly planner. However, even the most efficient of people may not be able to tackle all of their daily cleaning tasks in one go. Try to figure out your baseline for the day and stick with that. What is your largest goal that needs achieving that very day? Occasional professional cleaning can help reduce dust and make daily cleaning easier.
Remove Unnecessary Pieces
One tip that can help you clean more efficiently is removing all objects from an area that is being cleaned that does not need to be cleaned. For example, if you are cleaning out the microwave, try to remove all of the moving parts and clean them separately in the sink. Concentrate on the largest area first so that you can return the objects to a clean surface.