Lack of time is perhaps the most common reason for neglecting house cleaning and chores. Unfortunately, many homeowners also use this as an ‘excuse’ to avoid doing some basic cleaning tasks that help to keep the place relatively clean. The good news is that this can be a thing of the past with our awesome tips to clean your house fast and efficiently!
All it takes is sparing a small amount of time each day that you can devote to cleaning and, in no time, you will get the hang of keeping your house neat and clean! Read on for all the information you need to clean your house quickly.
1. Tidy Up with a Tote Bag
If you’re wondering what a tote bag has to do with tidying up, it’s the thing that will hold all the items that don’t belong in the room you are tidying up. To explain this in more detail, check out our two-step approach to tidy up a room quickly:
Go around the room and round-up items that need to be put away in another room. These items can go in the bag and be carried out all at once as opposed to wasting time by going in and out of a room multiple times.
Now, the rest of the room can be tidied up without miscellaneous stuff getting in the way and slowing you down.
2. Clean Floors with a Broom
It may seem like a vacuum cleaner is the quicker option because it sucks up all the dirt from the floor but it’s actually more time-consuming to have to plug it in and lug it around everywhere. A broom, on the other hand, is easier to manoeuvre, push into narrow spaces, and lighter on the arms too! What’s more, there are plenty of new, innovative brooms on the market that are more effective than traditional types of brooms. These modern-day brooms certainly speed up sweeping floors, and provide satisfactory cleaning results.
3. Make a Floor Cleaning Solution in a Bottle
The old-fashioned way to mop a floor would be to carry around a bucket of floor cleaner and, of course, your mop! Again, this is a time-consuming and inconvenient task which, fortunately, can be solved with the help of a bottle (preferably a squeezee or flexible one). All you need to do is make a floor cleaning solution and pour it into the bottle; then dampen the mop with water, sprinkle the cleaner over the floor, and mop! It’s easier and quicker while the cleaning solution can be stored in the bottle for weeks!
NOTE: This approach is advised for daily or regular mopping of your floor, as well as spot cleaning. For heavily soiled floors, the use of a bucket is better suited for the job.
4. Dust with Microfibre Dust Gloves
Do away with rags and dust cloths because they are not nearly as effective as microfibre dust gloves. Even better, dust gloves are extremely convenient to use and very much quicker when it comes to picking up dust.
Here’s a quick look at why microfibre dust gloves are advised over other types of dusting tools:
Dust clings to the material allowing users to clean a surface with one, quick swipe
Knickknacks/objects are easier and faster to clean when held and wiped with the gloves
Since they are sold as a pair, you can use both hands to dust
5. Allow Cleaners to Act Before Cleaning the Bathroom
More often than not, we spend more time scrubbing surfaces to remove stains because the cleaner hasn’t had enough time to break down dirt and grime. This is especially true when it comes to cleaning a bathroom and certain components in the room. For example, the toilet bowl is a lot easier and quicker to scrub down and clean when you’ve poured in the cleaning solution and allowed it a good 30 minutes to sit. Therefore, our advice is to wet the bathroom and apply the respective cleaners to the toilet bowl, tub, sink, and shower area before you go in to scrub each component.
WARNING: Be extra cautious of slipping on a soapy floor or area in your bathroom when using this approach.
Now that you know how to clean your house fast, don’t let any reasons or excuses get in the way of maintaining a neat and clean home every day!