Home Cleaning In Seconds With These Tips
1. Focus On Essential Area
If you’re expecting guests and the whole house looks like a bomb site then it’s time to prioritize. Work out what areas people will be in on the day and focus your energy there.
Areas to focus on for a clean bathroom:
- Clean the sink
- Scrub the shower, tub and toilet
- Remove mirror spots
- Mop the floors (don’t forget those corners)
Looking for a natural, easy-to-make cleaner for your home? DIY cleaners are a cost-effective way to keep your house clean.
Try this simple DIY cleaner recipe:
- 2 cups water
- ¼ cup baking soda
- 2 tsp. dishwashing liquid
- 3 tbsp. white vinegar
- 10 drops essential oil
To keep your bedroom clean, make a habit of these steps:
- Make your bed
- Fold blankets and throws
- Put away clutter in appropriate locations
- Dust desks, nightstands and shelves
- Vacuum floor and area rugs (It's better when using BeaBos™ Broom for cleaning rugs)
Focus on these areas when it comes to cleaning your kitchen:
- Put away dishes—always have an empty sink!
- Clean countertops
- Organize your pantry and refrigerator
- Sweep and mop the floor with BeaBos™ Broom
- Use steel cleaner for appliances
Simple steps to regularly take for a clean living room:
- Clear the room of any clutter (toys, games, books)
- Fluff pillows and fold blankets/throws
- Dust mantel, coffee tables and end tables
- Vacuum floors and couches (especially if you have pets!)
Shoe rack. If your living room is carpeted, the constant foot traffic can wear your carpet down significantly. Make sure you have a place for your family and guests to store their shoes before they tromp dirt and grass through your clean home.
2. Outsource The Kids
Call in a favor with the grandparents or arrange a kid swap with a friend. Cleaning with mini hurricanes around is like trying to brush your teeth while eating Oreos. It’s just not going to happen.
3. Declutter First
This might seem like an obvious tip, but failing to put away your belongings is the main culprit of untidiness. As you move from one room to another, do a quick scan to see if there’s anything that you can take with you. Go out of your way to make sure that anything you wear, use or move ends up where it belongs. It’s easy to leave a pair of shoes near the front door, a few shirts on your bed and some dishes in the sink until tomorrow. Remember, those tiny piles can quickly turn into big messes.
If you’re lacking space, consider some DIY closet organization ideas like tension rods and shower curtain hooks. Use over-the-door organizers to extend existing spaces in your bedrooms, bathrooms and hall closets. Corral your smaller belongings with decorative baskets and organize your paper items with a mail sorter. And remember: it takes much less time to put away your belongings each time than to frantically run around looking for them when you need them again!
Clutter makes a house look messy, plus it is harder to clean a cluttered room. Grab a washing basket (or three) and clear out everything in your prioritized rooms that don’t need to be there. Grab paperwork, clothes, toys, books, random kids stuff and any other junk that is taking up space.
4. Collect Supplies
Once you’ve cleared the rooms and decluttered what you can it’s time to get speed cleaning. Start by collecting supplies. Here is a good guide:
- Disposable wipes for kitchen, bathroom/toilet & glass. Remember not to flush them, even if they say they are flushable!
- Toilet cleaner
- Spray for the shower
- A few plastic bags (for extra rubbish you find around)
- A dust cloth
- BeaBos Broom
- Spray & wipe
- Cotton rags/cloths
- Glass cloth
- Paper towel
- Scrubbing brush
- A bucket or basket to put it all in for easy transport.
5. Get Cleaning
Never underestimate the power of a weekly cleaning! No matter how successful you are with the small daily tasks, you’ll still have a few 20-minute tasks to complete once a week.
While a weekly cleaning schedule isn’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all solution, it’s an easy way to carve out one room at a time. As long as you follow a routine that permits you to focus on one major section of your home each day, you’ll never feel overwhelmed. Cleaning your home will practically take care of itself!
Example weekly cleaning schedule:
Monday: Laundry and dusting
Tuesday: Bathrooms and vacuuming
Wednesday: Living room and mopping
Saturday: Organizational and miscellaneous tasks