No matter how much you put it off, cleaning the house will eventually make to the top of your to-do list. Whether it is just one room or the whole house, cleaning takes time and energy. But luckily, there are some tips that can help you make the cleaning fast and finish it with time to spare for a glass of wine and your favourite TV show.
So, without further ado, let’s jump to discussing 10 house-cleaning tricks that will save your time.
1. Time the Cleaning
It’s easy to get caught up in cleaning one specific room. Dedicate certain time to each room or area that you are planning to clean, then put a timer on, so that you manage to clean everything.
2. DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
The market is full of cleaning products for every single item in your house with beautiful labels and promising pictures. However, if you want to get the cleaning done quickly then use an all-purpose cleaner and will save you more time than you think.
For one thing, you don’t have to go back and forth to change products. Plus, it is less money and chemicals in your house. Make your own all-purpose cleaner and cut the cleaning time.
If you don’t have someone to help you then multitasking while cleaning becomes impossible. Well, no if you are using a robot vacuum cleaner. You can arrange your wardrobe, do the laundry or wash the dishes while the robot vacuum cleaner is cleaning the floors or your rug.
4. Use Vinegar to Clean Your Shower Head
Don’t waste your time rubbing your shower head with one thousand different cleaning products. Pour vinegar in a plastic bag, put your shower head inside and tie it so that it stays there. Wait for several minutes and voila, you have a brand new shower head.
5. Clean the Garbage Disposal with Lemons
Stinky sink is not the most pleasant thing but it does have a very simple solution. Instead of having technicians over to repair or unclog your garbage disposal, you can cut lemons, throw them inside the disposal and it will remove the bad odor.
6. Dust then Vacuum
Most people choose to vacuum first because it seems to be the hardest and longest, so it’s nice to get it out of the way quickly. However, it’s always better to dust then vacuum. Whether you’re vacuuming yourself or using a robot vacuum cleaner, dust your furniture first because as a rule, in the process some things fall on your floor that needs to vacuumed.
7. Map the Cleaning
Having a pattern of cleaning is very helpful. Depending on the layout of your house and which rooms need to be cleaned, have a mental map of your starting point and the finish line. Chose the most optimal way of getting to the finish line and the cleaning becomes more organized and routine-like.
8. Put Newspaper Inside the Trash Bin
The trash bin is always one of those must be cleaned items in the house. If you want to skip that for at least some time then you can put a newspaper on the bottom before the bag is filled with garbage. The newspaper will absorb any liquids thus keeping your trash bin clean, fresh and free of bad smell.
9. Wrap Refrigerator Shelves with Plastic Wrap
The messy refrigerator is a time-consuming cleaning item, which creates a lot of inconveniences. If you don’t want to empty your fridge every week for cleaning, you can wrap the shelves with plastic wrap.
The plastic wrap is a lot easier to clean even with paper towels and plus, when it’s really dirty, you can throw it away, wipe the shelves only once and wrap them again.
10. Clean as You Go
And the last tip is to clean as you go. The house looks dirty when it’s messy. Pick up anything that’s on the floor as you go, keep your kitchen and bathroom clean, so when it’s time for a big cleaning, you don’t have much to do.