Cleaning is probably the least fun activity you can do around the house. However, it is also necessary. So, what are you to do? You can always hire a professional cleaner to help you. They have plenty of experience and will likely be quicker and more thorough than you, whereas you can spend your time doing other things that are important to you.
On the other hand, if you don’t want any help, perhaps you would be interested in some tips to streamline your cleaning and make it easier and quicker. If you are busy, you know how important time can be, even if it’s only minutes.
A Better Vacuuming Technique
If you have never given any second thought to your vacuuming technique, chances are that you aren’t as effective as you could be. A lot of people just aim to go through the whole carpet once. However, due to the various positions of the fibers in your carpet, that may not get all the dirt from it.
You should start from one part of the carpet and cover the whole area with back and forth motions. Once you have done that, do it all over again, this time perpendicularly to the previous motions. This way you will be able to extract as much of the dirt as possible. It may take a bit more time, but the carpet will be much cleaner as a result.
Dishwasher Can Wash Other Things, Too
If you have young children, you know how fond they are of putting all manner of things in their mouths. However, not everything is clean enough to be chewed on. Fortunately, if you have a dishwasher, you have an easy access to a quick solution.
All kinds of plastic and rubber toys can safely be washed in the machine. Just make sure you don’t use the dish soap. Instead, put some vinegar to disinfect the toys. The vinegar will help with the cleanliness of your dishwasher, too.
If you need to declutter your house in a hurry, you can use a temporary storage solution, like a chest or a washing bin. You can put away dirty clothes, magazines, children’s toys and a whole lot more into this unified storage, and then sort it out later on, when you have more time.
Not only will you be able to bring your house in order quickly, you will also put in a minimal amount of effort, postponing the actual cleaning up for some other time, when you have more spare time. You do need to be careful not to turn this into a habit, though.
Baseboard Cleaning Made Easy
A lot of people hate washing their hardwood baseboards because it involves a lot of bending and kneeling. However, if you wrap a cloth over a broom or a similar cleaning implement, you can avoid needing to bend over as much.
You can tie a rubber band around the broom to secure the cloth and possibly use some kind of a washing solution to clean the baseboards really thoroughly without the need to actually bend over and risk back pain.
Soap Scum Has to Go
If you are fighting a losing battle against the soap scum, there is a simple solution which will keep it from your bathroom surfaces for weeks at a time. You can use lemon scented Pledge or a similar product. The chemicals in the spray will prevent the buildup of soap stains as well as water stains for a while.
Cleaning the house typically takes a lot of time, but if you use some tips and tricks, you can simplify it somewhat. Alternatively, hiring a cleaner is also an option.