Before you can successfully begin home cleaning, there are four crucial tasks to complete. You’ll find that these expert tips will save you time and deliver a cleaner home. Bring it on.
Set out your home cleaning tasks first
Just like any project, when home cleaning, you need to have a focus. Otherwise, it’s all too easy to become distracted, or even hyper-focused on getting one part of your home perfect.
With that in mind, be sure to make a note of what you want to complete when you clean. Reorder the tasks with the most urgent first, then if you have to stop midway or run out of time, at least the most critical jobs will be completed.
Of course, to do this successfully, you will need to be realistic about what you can get done. After all, it’s unlikely that you can deep clean your whole home from top to bottom in a single day.
Declutter (yes, please)
Another critical task to complete before you begin home cleaning is removing any clutter. This is because unnecessary items make it more time-consuming and challenging to clean. In fact, in a home with a lot of clutter, you can end up moving items around for most of the time, instead of getting down to the nitty-gritty of what truly needs to be done.
Ideally, you will remove any clutter entirely and permanently. That means throwing it away, giving it away, or donating it to charity. However, not all of us find permanently removing clutter an easy task.
The good news is that some options can help here. The first is to have a halfway house box. You add items you think are clutter to the box and leave them for a month. Then you can decide whether you missed them or whether they can be removed.
You can also use this technique for larger and more expensive items. Although it’s best to find a provider like Storage Choice that you can rent some space from. Then you can truly experience what living and cleaning your space is like without bigger unwanted items cluttering it up. Of course, because they are in storage, if you do happen to change your mind, you can bring the item back without any problem.
Invest in the right equipment
You wouldn’t set out to complete a woodwork project without the right tools, and cleaning should be no different. That is why it is well worth investing in some microfiber cloths, spray cleaner, and a decent vacuum before you begin to tackle the grime!
Set a home cleaning timer
Housework is a necessary part of life, but it certainly doesn’t have to take up the majority of your time. With that in mind, cleaning experts suggest that setting a timer for around 60 mins and doing as much as you can in that period is best.
In fact, the idea is that rather than spending hours on the weekend cleaning your home, you do it little and often every weekday. Then you can have a clean home and your weekends to yourself, so be sure to set a timer before you begin your clean!