With the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives, sometimes house cleaning is taken for granted—until you get caught with unbearably dirty house and unexpected guests. To reduce the time spent in cleaning and organizing your home, here some timesaving tips you can try.
1. Do the Easier Tasks First: Start by organizing low-traffic rooms so the complexity slowly increases, motivating you to take care of the bigger cleaning tasks later on. Depending on your household, the home office, dining room, or living room are good places to start.
2. Steam the Microwave: To easily remove the food splatters on the ceiling, walls, and floor of your microwave, heat the a cup of water in the microwave to get the interior of the appliance nice and steamy The steam of the water will soften the food residue, making it easier for you to wipe them all down.
3. Tune-Up the Vacuum: Bagged, bag-less, upright or canister—use whatever vacuum suits your floor surface and your preference. However, make sure to keep it well-maintained. Every month, wipe the bottom and the inside of the machine and change its disposable bag. Then, have it checked by a professional at least once a year to maintain its best cleaning performance.
4. Shut Off Distractions: Distractions happen—even to the professionals. Make a four-hour general house cleaning a two-hour task by simply eradicating as many distractions as possible: shut down your laptop, silent your phone, and keep the TV off. Instead, play an upbeat music on full volume to pump up your energy for faster house cleaning.
5. Do It As a Team: You just can’t do it all, so get the family moving and do the household chores together. Let the kids clean their own rooms or organize their own toy storage. For hubby, let him do the repairs or ask him to build more storage for better home organization. Devise a game plan with your family, and you’ll notice your workload shrinking.
Cleaning is a tedious and time-consuming task. If you want to get everything done in much lesser time, let these tips be your guide the next time you’ll be having your major home cleaning.