After a long day at work or in school, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time cleaning the house. You may be spending longer than you need to, however. Keep reading to find out how you can cut down the time it takes to clean your home.
Keep your tools clean
It might seem weird to clean the things you’re using to clean, but you should do it. A dirty sweeping brush or mop will just move dirt around or deposit more, so make sure that before you store them away you give them a wash. A vacuum stuffed full won’t have as good suction as an empty one, so make sure to empty it regularly.
Don’t put things off
By putting things off, you’re creating more work for yourself. When you take the laundry out of the washing machine, hang it straight up to dry rather than folding it. While the task of hanging out the washing might sound horrific, you’ve really just created an extra job for yourself if you don’t do it straight away.
Check the weather
The weather can have a massive effect on how efficiently you clean. When cleaning your windows, try not to do it on a warm, sunny day – the glass will be hot and evaporate the cleaning fluid. Wait for a cloudy day to get the best results. The same can be said about washing your car, so next time there’s an overcast day use it to your advantage.
Create an illusion
Have you got last-minute guests coming and a house that’s not at its cleanest? You can make the house look great with minimum effort and time. Open the windows, spray an odour neutralising air freshener and make the house smell clean. Get rid of anything that could be causing a nasty smell, like a full bin or dirty dishes. Multipurpose wipes can be a great way to freshen up your furniture quickly and disinfect the surfaces. A quick vacuum will make a world of difference and you’ll have a home that looks and smells freshly cleaned in a matter of minutes.
Grab a basket
Instead of picking up random clutter, taking it back to the room it needs to be in and then carrying on, grab a basket and chuck all the clutter into it. You’ll be able to pick up more at once and then take it where it needs to be at the end. You can also store a basket at the bottom of your wardrobe to store old clothes you don’t want anymore – once it’s full, you can donate it all.