We all lead such busy lives these days that finding the time to keep the house clean can be a major challenge. If you have kids, you’re probably cleaning your house at least every other day or at least once a week. I’m sure you know how difficult this can be – and it’s a lot of extra and unpaid work. But, unless you want to live in a tip, you have to do it, especially if you have a family. And, note, I am a big fan of teaching children to do chores from a young age! It’s all too easy to feel compelled to do it all yourself.
This is why learning about a new technique or a good product can help you clean your house better. It can also make the cleaning process easier.
Here are some expert tips that will make your cleaning routine simpler and less difficult.
Clean Your Entire House, Not One Room At The Time
A lot of people think that it’s better to completely clean one room and then move on to the next one. This is a mistake you should avoid making. It doesn’t matter if you’re vacuuming, dusting, or mopping, it’s much better to do the same chore in every room before doing something else.
Why is this strategy so good? Well, first of all, you won’t have to change your tools, put on, and remove your gloves every five minutes. You will be able to accomplish your tasks, without wasting your time on gear adjustments. Also, once you finish vacuuming or dusting your entire house, you will know that most of the work is done. This is a good feeling that will motivate you to clean your house properly.
Clear The Clutter
One of the most important things you should do before vacuuming or dusting is clear the clutter. Having to pick up toys, socks, and other similar objects off the floor while vacuuming is rather annoying. You have to interrupt your cleaning session, put down the vacuum cleaner, and put away the items. This requires time and energy.
However, this can be avoided by clearing the clutter before vacuuming. It doesn’t matter if you are using a regular vacuum cleaner or a central vacuum, the area you are about to clean has to be clear of clutter. This is the only way you will be able to remove the dirt and dust from the floor.
Therefore, do a recon and search the rooms before vacuuming. Trust us, this will save you a lot of time.
Disinfect Your Home
It’s very important to disinfect your home every once in a while. Especially today during the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, go through your entire house and wipe every hard surface you can find. Clean the countertops, appliances in all the rooms, and cabinets you touch every day. Also, don’t forget to clean the doorknobs, light switches, and your smartphones.
Disinfecting these areas in your house will prevent the germs and viruses from coming in contact with your hands and your face. Doing this is crucial if you have kids. They won’t think before they touch their face, so you have to protect them by disinfecting your house. Do this regularly and you won’t have to worry about germs and viruses.
Remove Mildew With Vodka
People usually have a bottle of vodka in their home for cocktail-making purposes. However, you can also use vodka to make your home cleaner. This drink is especially efficient when it comes to removing mildew from your bathroom. Here’s how to do this.
All you have to do is fill a bottle with a 50-50 mixture of vodka and water. Then, spray it on the areas where you see the mildew and leave it for about 10 minutes. Then use a clean cloth to wipe the area. This will clean your bathroom and it will kill the mildew. This is a pretty interesting use of vodka, wouldn’t you agree?
Make Sure To Sweep The Floors Before You Mop Them
Keeping the floors in your home clean is paramount. Cleaning the floors seems rather easy and simple, but to do it properly, you must have a good strategy. Therefore, when you are cleaning the kitchen and bathroom floors, make sure to sweep them before you start mopping them. Then, when you start mopping them, make sure to start from the farthest corner of the room and move back towards the exit. This way you won’t trap yourself in the corner.
Clean Your Tools
Cleaning your home properly regularly is important if you want to live in a healthy environment. However, this won’t be possible if your cleaning tools are dirty. Therefore, you must wash your tools every time you finish cleaning your home. This will save you a lot of time and effort.
Keeping your home clean is not a simple task, especially if you have a big family. However, these tips will help you with this endeavour.