Cleaning your home can be a very time-consuming task. The key to keeping your home always in impeccable order is to develop a habit of quick cleaning. The method of quick cleaning is based on very small tasks that can be performed in a short time. These are tasks such as vacuuming, dusting, mopping the floor, and other minor tasks.
How to clean quickly?
Quick cleaning is primarily surface cleaning, without delving into the nooks and crannies of cupboards or drawers. For such action, you need:
- Microfiber cloths
- Vacuum cleaner
- Steam cleaner
- Magic sponge
- Duster for dusting
- Universal cleaning agent
- Bathroom cleaning supplies
- Window cleaning supplies
Order of cleaning
Quick cleaning gives the impression that you have spent hours thoroughly cleaning the entire house. Cleaning should start from the front door. This is where guests get their first impression of your interiors, and it is also the first place that welcomes you back from work. It is worth making sure that it is tidy and piles of jackets, shoes, and other random objects do not pile up there.
Then move on to cleaning the rooms in the house that are more “public”, such as the kitchen, living room, and guest bathroom.
Finish your quick cleaning in private rooms, such as the remaining bathrooms and bedrooms. You can also close the doors to those rooms that you don’t have time to reach, finishing the cleaning task in the rooms that your guests have access to. You can take care of the bedroom or children’s rooms later.
Start by collecting loose jackets, shoes, sweaters, bags, and backpacks in a basket and set it aside. Scattered things give the impression of a mess. Gathered in one place, they immediately give the impression of space and order. Also, collect and throw away any trash that you find.
Spray the doorknob with a universal cleaning agent and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Finally, vacuum up any crumbs and dust you see.
Whether you call it a living room, study, sitting room, or lounge, it’s the place where you receive guests. Its organization and getting rid of clutter makes the rest of the house seem similarly organized. Even if you don’t often receive guests, you will have a place where you can relax alone.
Collect and throw away all the trash, such as unwanted mail, read newspapers, clothes lying on chairs or armchairs.
Dust books, magazines, picture frames, and other decorative items on the shelves.
Use a damp microfiber cloth and wipe all horizontal surfaces. Make sure you have vacuumed all areas, including ones like ceiling fans, upper shelves. Arrange cushions on the sofa and fold blankets. Vacuum the floor and finally mop it.
Everything in the kitchen is more pleasant when it’s clean, including preparing meals or just making tea. Quick cleaning of this area will definitely save you embarrassment from a cluttered and not-so-fresh kitchen. Empty the kitchen sink and use a microfiber cloth and dish soap to scrub it. Finally, rinse it thoroughly.
Polish water spots on the window above the sink with a dry cloth. Do the same with the faucet. Spray the countertops with a universal cleaning agent and wipe them. Do the same with the kitchen stove.
Sweep or vacuum the floor. If you notice any stains on the floor, mix hot water with dish soap and scrub the stain with a microfiber cloth soaked in this solution.
Focus on eliminating sources of unpleasant odors and thoroughly cleaning surfaces that are often touched.
Put away any creams, hair products, and other accessories that may be on the countertop.
Use a universal cleaning agent or disinfectant to wipe the countertop, toilet tank, and base from dirt. Wipe off any visible stains and streaks.
Spray the toilet bowl and toilet seat with a disinfectant. After a few minutes, wipe them clean and use a brush to scrub the toilet. Wipe mirrors with a microfiber cloth and window cleaner. Finally, vacuum or sweep the bathroom.
With really quick cleaning, you can simply make the bed and get on with other tasks. However, if you care about thoroughly refreshing the bedroom, take advantage of the tips below.
Collect dirty clothes and throw them into the laundry basket. Make the bed and fluff the pillows. Put away items that are on the nightstand or dresser. Remove dirt from these places using microfiber. Finish cleaning by vacuuming and mopping the floor.
Four tips for quick cleaning
We have provided you with a guide that will allow you to spend less time cleaning, and now let’s talk about how to keep your home tidy and other tips that can make the cleaning process easier for you.
Invest in a lot of candles. Spread them around your home and light them whenever you feel that the smell in your home is not as it should be.
Don’t put things off for later
Everyone tends to leave everything on the dresser or chair when they come home. Change this bad habit and put your things in their designated place right away.
Invest in a self-cleaning vacuum cleaner
If you’re a person who doesn’t like to clean and doesn’t want to do it often, buy a self-cleaning vacuum cleaner, such as a Roomba. All you have to do is press a button (or even launch it from an app on your phone) for this machine to start cleaning.
Divide tasks into smaller ones
Instead of waiting until your home is dirty to the point where you have to clean it, do small tasks every day. For example, one day clean the toilets in your home, and another day the mirrors. This way, you won’t have everything to clean in one day.