Your home should be a place of refuge. A sanctuary. A respite from the hustle and bustle of the world outside. In short, a place where you can relax and rejuvenate. But when your home isn’t clean, it can feel the exact opposite. If you struggle with getting your home clean and keeping it that way, then this post is for you! This article will look at a few tips for cleaning your home like a pro! So you can save some elbow grease and get back to spending your free time relaxing.
Start With A Plan
The best way to make sure your home gets clean is to have a plan before starting. If you want to be thorough, sit down and create an entire list of all the cleaning tasks you need to do around your home. Then, assign each chore a day of the week or month, so you know what needs tending to when. You should also decide whether or not you need to do certain chores daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonally. That way, you are prepared each time you pull the cleaning supplies out!
Keep Your Sinks In Mind
If you haven’t been paying attention to your kitchen or bathroom sink, it’s time to start. Bacteria from food particles and soap scum can build up in your basin and spread germs. To clean your sink:
- Pour a few drops of dish soap into the basin and scrub with a sponge.
- Disinfect your sink with a bleach solution (one-part bleach to 10 parts water) and wipe dry with a paper towel.
- Once you’ve disinfected your sink, use a paper towel to wipe down the faucet, and then toss the towel in the trash.
Let Your Cleaners Sit
Most people spray their cleaners onto a surface and immediately wipe them up. But if you want a more effective clean, consider spraying down the surface first and letting it sit as you move on to other cleaning tasks. Then come back later and wipe it all up. Allowing the cleaner to sit will give it more time to do what it’s supposed to do — disinfect and break down dirt and grime — making cleanup easier in the long run. As a good rule of thumb for most cleaners, you should let them sit for at least 5 to 10 minutes.
Don’t Forget About The Base Boards
The baseboards in your home are similar to the frames on the paintings in your house. Without the baseboards, your walls and floors wouldn’t look right. But they can be challenging to keep clean when so much dirt and grime is on them. The best way to clean baseboards is with baby wipes. They are designed to get into small cracks and crevices while being strong enough to handle tough stains. You can also use an old toothbrush to scrub any stubborn dirt or stains that don’t come up easily with the baby wipe.
Clean One Room At A Time
If you don’t have a lot of time to clean your home, focus on one room at a time. When you choose one room, clean as thoroughly as possible, and move on to the next. Do not go back to previous rooms until you’ve finished all of them. If your kitchen is a mess, start with that. Do not stop to vacuum in the living room or dust in the bedroom until you have thoroughly cleaned the kitchen from top to bottom. Doing this will make your cleaning more organized, ensure you don’t forget anything, and motivate you by feeling like you’ve accomplished something once you finish cleaning one room.
Utilize Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber cloths are great for nearly any cleaning task because they’re highly absorbent and hold up to seven times their weight in liquid. Most microfiber cloths are made of nylon and polyester, though they can also be cotton. They work by attracting dirt and dust like a magnet. The cloths don’t require any harsh chemicals to pick up dust and grime, making them perfect for cleaning surfaces that come into contact with food, such as kitchen counters and dining tables. Microfiber cloths are also safe on delicate surfaces like glass, mirrors, and windows without leaving streaks or smears behind.
Degrease Your Kitchen
When cooking, it’s hard to keep grease contained, so often it’s everywhere; that’s why using a degreaser is essential. Degreasers are versatile, as you can use them on various surfaces like kitchen counters, hoods, ranges, ovens, and other appliances. However, you shouldn’t just use any degreaser in your kitchen. The best degreasers are non-toxic and biodegradable, so they won’t harm the environment when they go down the drain or if you pour them into a compost heap. Read the label carefully to ensure it’s intended for cleaning food preparation surfaces.
These are all simple tips that anyone can do. Hiring a professional may indeed be your best bet for maximum results with minimal effort, and if the cost for doing so is realistic for you, then use it. But these tips are useful if you want to get your house really clean but don’t necessarily have the money to hire a company. These are solid tips that will power through any dirty job, from a quick wipe down of surfaces to tackling tough dirt buildup.