Feel like there’s never enough time in the day to keep your house clean? Wish there was an easy way to get it to sparkle in under an hour? While we all wait around for that magic wand to arrive, the fact is that we have to do the tedious and time-consuming cleaning work on your own. Luckily, there are some simple ways to speed up that process and minimize the stress that comes along with it. Check out these five time saving cleaning tips for busy women to get your home looking its best.
Focus on One Room at a Time
It happens every time. You start with a plan to vacuum your living room floors, and you end up cleaning the tops of the ceiling fan blades in your master bedroom. How you got from one to the other is a mystery, but it happened. Try to focus on cleaning one room at a time so you don’t waste time and energy moving throughout the house. Collect the rubbish, laundry, and other items to take out of the room in one pile so you can pull them all out at once when you’re finished.
To take this idea one step further, choose one room in your house a week to deep clean. This will save you time when spring and autumn cleaning rolls around because your rooms will already be spotless.
Use a High Quality All-in-One Cleaning Spray
Rather than changing cleaners for every surface in your home, try to get a multi-purpose cleaner that can tackle everything at once. You may still need specialty sprays for windows, delicate wood, and other materials, but you can at least clean your countertops, cabinets, and painted furniture with one generic spray. You can use the same rag to go over multiple surfaces as an added bonus.
Clean as You Go throughout the Day
Don’t procrastinate on your cleaning because that will only put more work on you in the end. When you finish using an item in your house, put it back where it belongs. If you spill something on the floor, clean it as soon as it happens. Rinse the dishes off right after dinner before the food settles in and sticks to your pots. All of these little tasks will add up to big savings when it comes time to clean.
Get a Special Apron for Cleaning
If you really want to save time cleaning, get an apron with compartments that you can use as a “cleaning tool belt” of sorts. This can hold rags, cleaning liquids, rubbish bags, paper towels, and much more so you can easily have access to the products you need. If you cannot find a cleaning apron you like, use a standard kitchen apron and sew pockets to it yourself.
Clean from Top to Bottom
Dirt and dust fall. They don’t rise. Thus when you start the cleaning process, start from the top and work your way down. Otherwise you will get the areas dirty that you have already cleaned and you will have to repeat the process. Move from ceiling to floor throughout your home, and you can complete all of your cleaning in one big swoop.
Leave It to the Pros
When all else fails and you just don’t have time to clean your home the way you want to, call in some professionals to get the job done. With the right carpet cleaners, and other cleaning service providers on call, you can come home to a clean home you don’t have to worry about anymore.
Use these time saving cleaning tips to save time in your busy schedule so you can finally kick back and relax. You deserve it!
Lara Darlington is co-founder of Trusted Cleaner, an online directory of professional cleaning services available in your local area. For more information visit the website: www.trustedcleaner.com.au