House cleaning for most is not a fun or exciting task, but usually, once you have cleaned the house, the hard work really shows off. This usually means you’ve put in a few hours of cleaning and some serious elbow grease, but what if you could do just a few key things that would make your home feel clean instantly?
Well, as much as it may sound too good to be true, it can happen, and you can have your home feeling extra clean with just a few simple steps.
- The Ten Minute Clean: When it comes to cleaning the house fast, it’s good to have a few constant rules in place. One great guideline to live by is the ten-minute clean rule, as this rule can be worked into every day of the week to make your home feel clean at a moment’s notice. Carve out ten minutes near the end of the day or evening and clean as much as possible within that set time. Whether it’s picking up loose clutter or simply dusting and spot vacuuming, those ten minutes each day can make a huge difference when it comes to the state of your home. Your home will feel super clean by the end of each day, and you might find yourself cleaning less overall throughout the week.
- Clean The Floors: A lot of our dirt in our homes ends up on the floors. Whether it’s dirt being tracked in from outside or crumbs being swept onto the floor, these high traffic areas take the brunt of it. So in light of that, consider cleaning your floors over anything else if you’re tight for time. Give the carpets a vacuum, the hard flooring a sweep and give the whole house an overall mop or wash wherever possible. You might be surprised how much cleaner the house looks even though you just tackled the floors.
- Bathrooms, Always: When you’re short on time and want to make your house feel amazing, head for the bathrooms in the home. Even with five minutes, you can spray down all the fixtures, surfaces, and counters, which will leave them looking brand new and super clean. While you work on one area, make sure to have something else waiting for you to clean, for example: While you wipe the counters down, throw some toilet cleaner in the bowl and let it soak in while you wash elsewhere. Once you’re done with the other surfaces, you can quickly finish up those soaking areas and have a clean bathroom in no time. This is a great tip when it comes to visiting guests as it will be a well-used room, and it pays to have it smelling fresh and clean.
- Tackle The Dust: In the worst-case scenario, you can tackle the dust in your home to make it feel clean and fresh with just a few minutes. Invest in a small duster and some dusting spray to address the high traffic areas of your home. Don’t forget to dust surfaces such as your fireplace mantle, electronics, and shelving that has a tendency to hide dust well. At the end of the day, guests will most likely see the dust first, so getting rid of it can make all the difference when it comes to cleaning your home.