Time Saving Tips for Cleaning Your Home

time saving tips for cleaning your homeKeeping the house clean can be a full-time job, and it’s even harder if you have a house full of kids or pets. You may not have several free hours to spend scrubbing and cleaning, but there are ways to make your house presentable in record time. While these tricks won’t give you the deep down clean that you really want, they will keep the house reasonably clean.

Multi-Task Whenever Possible

There’s a mystery stain on the stove, but you also have a ton of laundry to catch up on. After cleaning the loose gunk from the stove, sprinkle some baking soda on it. Rub it in and form it into a paste using a damp sponge. Allow this to sit while you sort a few loads of laundry. After about 20 minutes, you can return to the stove and scrub off the stain. Another multi-tasking option is to dampen a paper towel and set it over the stain for about 20 minutes while you go do something else.

Embrace the Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Method has some great products, including a glass cleaner that’s safe to use on many hard surfaces. Use it to scrub the bathroom mirror, clean hairspray off the porcelain sink, shine the faucet and give the commode a quick cleaning. You won’t lose time switching from one cleaner to the next, but your bathroom will still look great. You can do the same thing in the kitchen by using a multi-purpose cleaner on your counters, stainless steel sink and appliances.

Get the Cleaning Tote

Save a ton of time by moving your cleaners from under the sink into one handy tote. Keep your favorite cleaners here along with extra rags and dusting cloths. You can quickly move from one room to another without backtracking for different supplies. It doesn’t have to be a fancy tote, either. All you need is a plastic receptacle with a handle for easy transportation.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

You may not have time to dust every last knickknack, but you don’t have to. Give yourself permission to leave the little items alone and focus on the bigger pieces that attract more attention. You’ll need to make time to dust the little stuff once a month or so, but you’ll be able to get most of the house clean when you give yourself permission to skip a few pieces.

Develop the Pattern

Routines make life easier, and cleaning is no exception. Develop a pattern for cleaning your house by moving in a clockwise direction and working from top to bottom. It takes the guesswork out of cleaning and ensures that you won’t backtrack or make a mess where you’ve already cleaned.

Here at 1st Class Cleaning, we know that you love having a clean house. We also appreciate that you simply don’t have time to scrub every last nook and cranny yourself. We’re happy to handle the cleaning chores for you. With our help, you can spend your free time visiting with family, building your career or just enjoying a favorite hobby. Your house will be clean enough for company and ready for your enjoyment.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and to set up an appointment or recurring cleaning schedule!

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