The less time it takes to clean your house, the more time you have to do the things you enjoy. Here are seven professional speed cleaning tips to get your chores done in a snap!
Plan Your Route
Focus on one task at a time until it is done. Don't get distracted trying to do too many things at once or catching sight of additional tasks that aren't on your list.
Top to Bottom
As you dust off fan blades and wipe down counters, you will be knocking dust and dirt downward. If you start at the bottom, this doubles your work. Instead, wait to sweep the floors until you have cleaned everything else.
Keep Your Tools Ready
Whether you use a fancy carrier or a one gallon bucket, keeping all of your cleaning supplies together makes it easy to get things done. As you move from room to room, carry your bucket with you so you never have to search the house for where you left your cleaner.
Be Clutter Free
It only takes a few minutes a day to be clutter free. Take 5 minutes to throw away junk mail and clear off your counters. You can't clean things if there is always stuff piled up, so don't let it pile up in the first place.
Put on your comfiest sweatpants, turn up the music and get into a groove. If you dread cleaning up every night, you will move unnecessarily slow. If you choose upbeat music and you look forward to dancing your way through the house, it will go much faster.
You don't need a different cleaning spray for every surface in your home. You can choose a quality degreaser to use on most surfaces and a simple window cleaner. You can use a rag and a scrubby sponge to handle most any task. Don't over-complicate things.
Only Clean the Dirty Stuff
The idea is to spend as little time cleaning as possible. These tips are meant to help you do a quick cleanup throughout your week, not a whole home deep clean. You don't need to clean every surface in the home they're already clean. You can leave some things for a later date.