Quick-Time Speed Clean The Home This Summer
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With summer fast approaching and everyone planning the long weekends, beach trips or even the occasional family barbeque, why spend all your indoors cleaning when you could be outside getting sun-kissed?
Many of us though, seem to be short on time and will have to to find ways to do our jobs more timely. Luckily, there are tips and shortcuts to take, special home-tools, and special methods that will help anyone clean more quickly and spend the extra 60 minutes in the pop-up jacuzzi.
So whether you have guests arriving in a few minutes or you're just looking to spend the afternoon sunbathing, use these tips and tricks and your home will be clean with ample time to do your thing.
Understand Key Principles to Speed Cleaning
Speed cleaning is not designed to get your home, show-home inspection-ready, sparkling and glove-clean. Instead, it's more aimed at maintaining order and cleanliness. To be able to speed clean anytime we get a chance, we need a good strategy.
To be successful in cutting your cleaning time in half starts with having an effective system in place. That means cleaning the house in the same order each and every time; working one room at a time, starting and finishing at the same spot in a room so that you don't waste time running backwards and forward and so-on.
These are simple tricks that can get anyone motivated and help put together an effective cleaning strategy to clean in the most efficient manner possible. Put these to use on your occasional spruce cleaning days as well because they're proven to help the regular deep-cleans.
Invest In Upgraded or Essential Cleaning Gadgets
You can get all the cleaning gadgets you can ever wish to find at any supermarket, online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, but most leave a lot to be fantasised or desired. Mainly because a lot of them can get pretty expensive. Also, though, more often than not they may not do the job they're supposed to.
A vacuum hoover is often one of the home cleaning appliances that after its usage states to degrade it, the device starts to create more mess then it cleans up! Keeping these useful devices for the home in good working order will allow you to make sure that the mess is being collected and disposed of.
Save your time and money and only buy the cleaning products that work. Usually, products that do work are simple and often low-tech solutions that live up to their reasons for invention.
Discover Hidden Cleaning Shortcuts
The word shortcut often means of an inferior attempt or at least an effort to not put much effort in. However, shortcuts are not always the lesser choice when it comes cleaning. These cleaning shortcuts can reduce the amount of time and effort that cleaning takes, but still get the standard you want.
It's all really about using the correct tool or method for the job mixed in with the wizardry of taking advantage of a few minutes of downtime. The problem with cleaning is, as a whole, it's separated into many parts and the small things make a big difference.
Shortcuts in cleaning can range from getting a window cleaner, using floor wipes instead of mopping the whole floor, again, getting a gardener, keeping a basket in each room, laundry pickup service, and even things like if you haven't got a dishwasher, let your dishes sit in the sink for 10 minutes soaking, this could help cut the time it takes to wash up and you could spend a little time wiping the table or sides.
Depending on the time you want to, or need to set aside to tackle cleaning, will decide ultimately what you can get done.
30 Second Chores
That’s right; do you have 30 seconds to spare? I know, even that can be a stretch on some days, but when you do have that minute, there are a few things you can do that will greatly cut down any longer times u want to spend cleaning.
For instance, you might chuck some baking soda in the toilet tank - to help initiate cleaning away any limescale, while you are decluttering the used bottles or quickly make space from the outdated spices in your cupboards; put them in the bin while changing the bag or while pottering around gather and throw all junk mail and unused magazines. Or give the TV a quick dusting wipedown when waiting for the kids.
With running the home and keeping it clean after yourself and the children taking time; and sometimes more time than expected, what ways help do you find that help cut down the amount of time spend to allow you to spend your quality time on something you love to do this summer? Let us know in the comments below.