While for working professionals house cleaning after a hard day's work can be quite stressful, fortunately it just takes a few easy steps to make your house sparkle.
1. Plan your cleaning
Using a planner can be a boon to a smooth cleaning process. If you have friends and family to help you with it, list down the cleaning tasks and assign chores. In addition, being mentally prepared gives you a head start and saves you a lot of time during the cleaning process.
Organize your tools and simplify your tasks
2. Organize your tools and simplify your tasks
The best part about cleaning your house is that you know exactly where each item goes. This way, you can devote a place to stack your cleaning brushes and cleaners. Also, ensure you carry the necessary tools with you before you begin cleaning so you don't have to spend time searching for a duster or running to the store to buy sanitizer.
Clean glass surfaces and mirrors
3. Clean glass surfaces and mirrors
Start with the easiest things first. This will reduce your chores faster. Spray glass-top tables, mirrors, etc. with cleaning liquids and wipe them with a microfiber cloth in wide circular motions. You can also use a newspaper to clean glass surfaces.
4. Rinse before washing
Piling up dishes for later makes it time consuming but sometimes you may have no choice. However, rinsing your dishes or soaking them in soap water helps cut down on the time required to clean them.
Conquer stubborn grease stains
5. Conquer stubborn grease stains
Grease stains sit undisturbed on your kitchen counter and above the stove area, and demand a lot of time for scrubbing. Make it a habit to wipe appliances as and when you use them. That way the stain does not sit for long. In the event that you have to deal with stubborn stains and grease, try heating your sponge in the microwave for a few seconds before wiping the stains with a liquid cleaner.
6. Sanitize the bathroom
Beat the grimiest grout in no time with this simple strategy. Spray some cleaning liquid on your cabinets, sink, shower and tub, and sprinkle baking soda on the floor. Allow these to sit for a while before you scrub.
7. Dustbin hygiene
Double line your bins to avoid leaving smelly and sticky stains at the bottom. Soak some cotton in vinegar and leave it at the bottom of the bin to get rid of that foul stench.
In addition to these tips, make sure to schedule house cleaning regularly to keep your house hygienic. Being effectively therapeutic, cleaning can also help you infuse positive vibes and energize your surroundings with a breath of fresh air.