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Tips to clean your house in half the time

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Who doesn’t wish that they could get their house cleaning completed faster?  We know we do!

Fortunately, there are a lot of tricks that we can learn from the pros that allow us to clean more efficiently and faster!  Here are a few of our favorites!

Gather all of your cleaning supplies together

It’s much easier to move from one project to another if all of your cleaning supplies are kept together and organized.  We always recommend keeping the most common items you use in a “cleaning caddy” so that everything is all in one place and can be easily carried from one room to the next.

Not only that, but when all of your cleaning supplies are in one place, it’s easier to see when you’re running low on something so that you can restock before you run out!  Keeping your cleaning supplies in a cleaning caddy makes you more efficient and speeds up the whole process.

Clean the whole house, not one room at a time

Some tasks make sense to group together.  So, if you’re dusting, cleaning the windows, or vacuuming, it may make sense to clean through an entire floor all at once rather than one room at a time.  Just think about all the time you’ll save vacuuming right through rather than one room at a time!

This is a huge time saving trick from the pros.  If you’ve ever wondered how professional cleaners get in and out so quick, this is a big part of how they’re able to do that.

Start by clearing clutter

The first step to efficient cleaning is to go through and clear any clutter that might be in your way.  Did the kids leave their toys lying around?  Is the mail from the day before still sitting on the counter?  All these things will slow you down when you start cleaning.  Instead of taking a break from your dusting or vacuuming to clean up the clutter and put things away, just go through each room and prep for cleaning first.  You’ll be glad you did!

Divide up and conquer

Is your significant other or older children at home?  Ask them to help and give them a short task list!  These are things that you don’t have to do now and with multiple family members working together, the house will be clean faster and everyone will have more time to relax.

If your kids aren’t too keen about helping, try incentivizing them with a weekend activity or their favorite dinner!

Clean from top to bottom

You don’t want to vacuum the carpets only to knock all the dust off of the ceiling fan and have to vacuum again, right?  Professional cleaners follow a strict top-to-bottom cleaning policy that prevents duplication and increases efficiency.  No more wasted energy cleaning something twice, it’s one and done!

Let the cleaning products do the work

“Elbow grease” is great, but for general household cleaning it’s often unnecessary.  For stubborn spots or difficult to clean areas, apply a liberal amount of cleaning solution and let it sit so that it has time to work before you start cleaning it.  Not only will it clean more easily, but you’ll spend less time on it and can be doing other things while it soaks!  This is one of the most common mistakes we see and one that accounts for a lot of wasted time and energy.  Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did!

Have a goal in mind

It may be impractical to intend to clean the whole house in an afternoon, but try breaking that up into manageable bits.  This gives you an achievable goal that you can reach each day and it prevents you from feeling overwhelmed by the entire project.

Need more motivation?  This trick works for projects of any size, so you can set your goal wherever it makes sense for you!

These tips from the Pros are sure to step up your cleaning game and help you complete your projects faster than you ever could have imagined!

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