"May the Force Clean for You"
Sep 12, 2020
It’s Saturday morning and you’re in a hurry to finish the chores so you can enjoy the rest of your weekend. Check out these 7 cleaning techniques that will help get your house sparkling clean and free up your time for other activities.
Better Techniques: Residential house cleaning is such a fun thing to do — said no one ever. It’s essential however to keep a home tidy and healthy. It can be a lot easier than you may think. By adopting the same techniques used by a professional cleaning company, not only will you finish the chores fastery, your house will reach a whole new level of clean. It’s all about organization and better techniques.
- Proper Gear: You can waste a lot of time bringing a single cleaning them, such as a dusting cloth, to a room to dust and then putting it away and fetching window cleaner. Rather than running back and forth, the pros shorten cleaning time by carrying a caddy filled with all the products they’ll be using, such as furniture polish, microfiber cloths, all-purpose spray cleaner, disinfectant, sponges and scrub brushes, so they don’t have to leave the room every time they need a different item. Bring a vacuum along as well.
- Use Products First: Tasks such as scrubbing toilets, removing hard water deposits, or cleaning away burnt-on oven spills require the use of cleaners that take time to dissolve the stains and gunk. By applying cleaners to these areas first, the chemicals will have a chance to soften and break down the stains. Just apply, and then go about your other cleaning chores. When you get back, the stains will wipe off easily and you won’t have to spend time scrubbing.
- Declutter Prior: It’s almost impossible to dust and vacuum when toys, books, and other items are all over coffee tables and floors. Pros know that the quickest and most efficient way to clean is to pick up and put away all the items that belong somewhere first. After that, you’ll have a clear path for cleaning, but doing both at once will have you running around in circles.
- Skip The Mop In The Bathroom: Most bathrooms are relatively small and it can be difficult—if not impossible—to maneuver a mop head behind the commode or between the tub and cabinet. For the cleanest bathroom floor, consider wiping it down with a rag. While this wouldn’t work on a larger kitchen floor, it’s the simplest way to get the bathroom floor really sparkling, and if kneeling is hard on your knees, invest in a good set of knee pads for cleaning day.
- Dust First, Vacuum Last: The last thing professional cleaners do in a home is vacuum—usually on their way out the door. That way, the first thing the homeowner sees upon arriving home is the just-vacuumed lines left behind in the carpet. If you vacuum before dusting and straightening up, dust and other debris can fall to the floor and you’ll have to vacuum a second time.
- Use Microfiber On Stainless Appliances: Many of today’s appliances are stainless steel, and nothing makes a kitchen sparkle and shine more than when these metallic surfaces are clean. The problem is wiping down the appliances with a kitchen rag, followed by a dry towel, can leave unsightly streaks and fuzzies. To get stainless steel to sparkle, use a wet microfiber cloth to wipe away stains and then follow-up immediately with a clean, dry microfiber cloth for a streak and fuzzy-free finish.