Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/31/18 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.
What are some quick and easy home cleaning tips?
Some quick and easy home cleaning tips include:
- Take advantage of the latest tools – and the help of professionals.
- Stay ahead of the messes.
- Pick a room and grab a timer to clean in short bursts.
Your house drives you crazy when it’s not tidy.
But the actual act of cleaning can have you heading for the hills.
Or the TV and a snack.
The fact of the matter is that your home needs to be clean so that it looks great, feels good and is a healthy environment for all of the occupants and visitors.
Use these three easy home cleaning tips to tackle the mess and gain some peace of mind.
(THEN you can binge-watch and snack to your heart’s content. Just clean up after yourself.)
1. Take advantage of the latest tools – and the pros.
There are tons of new gadgets out there that make regular chores easier.
A robotic vacuum cleaner can handle that job for you. They even make robotic floor WASHERS, too.
What a wonderful time we’re living in.
And did you know that there are self-cleaning litter boxes for your feline friends?
There are self-cleaning shower tools, toilet bowl scrubbers, and more. Lots more.
But when it comes to cleaning your carpets, rugs, upholstery, tile and grout, it’s always best to call in a professional.
2. Stay ahead of the messes.
Be intentional about cleaning up spills as soon as they happen.
This keeps them from soaking into carpet or staining surfaces. Once they’re dry, it’s a whole lot more difficult to clean up.
Make dusting a regular habit so that the allergy-inducing, sickness-carrying germs don’t have a chance to build up and multiply.
Encourage everyone who lives in your home to pick up after themselves, too.
Stay on top of the little things and your efforts will add up and save you time in the long run.
3. Pick a room and grab a timer.
The thought of cleaning the whole house at once is daunting.
When you feel overwhelmed, try to break down the job into smaller tasks.
Choose one room to focus on and set a timer for 10 minutes. During that time, get as much done as you can in that room ONLY – don’t let yourself get side-tracked.
If you have time, do several 10-minute bursts in the same room.
During those 10 minutes, start at the top of the room and work your way down to the middle and then the bottom.
Pay attention to the little details like cobwebs and dusty plants.
Put these easy home cleaning tips to work for you
You can keep your home looking great by following these three tips.
Take advantage of the latest technologies that help you get tasks done more efficiently and call in the big guns (professionals) for jobs like carpet, rugs, upholstery, tile and grout.
Stay ahead of the messes by cleaning up after yourself in the moment and encouraging the others in your home to do the same.
Finally, set your timer and tackle an area in 10-minute bursts. Keep up these home cleaning tips and your house will stay tidy, healthy and inviting.