There aren’t many people who enjoy cleaning their houses, and almost nobody would want to have cleaning as a second job after a long day at office. But if you’re smart enough, house cleaning needn’t be at the top of your least favorite things. Here are 10 house cleaning tips to make sure you don’t necessarily slog at it.
Keep these essentials handy
Along with the usual broom, dustpan and mop, keep handy a toothbrush, microfiber cloth, rubber gloves and a portable vacuum cleaner. For those who like to keep cleaning as ‘chemical-free’ as possible, baking soda and lemon juice will work wonders in removing stains and odor. Baking soda mixed with water is an all-purpose cleaner and lemon juice is an effective stain remover.
Keep storage simple
Store cleaning materials at central locations around the house so you can immediately reach for them and clean up a spill or quickly vacuum a little dust off a surface without having to open your cleaning cabinet, every time. It helps avoid the worst enemy of a clean house – procrastination.
Clean on the go
When in kitchen, it’s a good idea to use your downtime to quickly wipe the counters, put away ingredients and to rinse utensils while your pot boils. It also helps avoid pile-up of work later. You can enjoy your dinner knowing that all you have left to do is cleaning your dinner plates.
Treat stains the right away
Wipe off any spills immediately and use a stain remover to lighten it as much as you can. The longer they stay, the harder it is to get rid of them.
Break down work to smaller bits
House cleaning need not be an elaborate task that takes up a large chunk of your time. Spend 20 minutes a day tidying up the place wherever it’s needed; clean counter tops regularly to avoid build up at the end of the week. Even the smallest tasks add up to maintaining a clean space.
Make cleaning fun
Engage your kids or roommates in a quick cleaning activity that lasts 15 minutes or so at the end of the day. Turn on the music and clean up as much as you can in a quick spurt. Reward yourselves later with a treat that’s well-deserved.
Make it a game that kids can enjoy. Let them focus on putting away their toys while you focus on something you’ve been postponing. This is also a great way to teach children responsibility.
Keep dust from entering the house
When you’re not at home, keep all windows closed. Dust is the No. 1 enemy that will not only make your house dirty but will also ruin your expensive furniture and electronics.
Vacuum underneath furniture regularly to avoid accumulation of dust and zip-tie electrical cords together. This will avoid dust bunnies running all around your house every time the wind blows.
Tidy up your bathrooms
To avoid water spots everywhere, quickly squeegee the surfaces of doors, walls and mirrors after ever shower. Use wipes to clean up the sink after every use in order to get rid of soap scum and toothpaste dribbles.
Using simple life hacks like these can help you keep your place spotlessly clean without taking a toll on your time and energy. Alternatively, you can also hire expert home cleaning services from QuikrServices, for all your cleaning woes, from sofa cleaning to kitchen to bathroom, QuikrServices is your one-stop shop for all cleaning requirements.