Cleaning is a necessary part of our weekly routines. Amid all of the scheduling, work obligations, school activities, and get-togethers with friends and family, cleaning is something that absolutely must be done. But in the hustle and bustle, it’s not always easy to find the appropriate amount of time to dedicate to a thorough cleaning.
But a thorough clean of our homes doesn’t have to take a lot of time, in fact there are three steps that everyone can take to make cleaning easier, quicker, and more practical for their schedule. Thorough, deep cleans are important, and there are definitely times to slow a cleaning way down and get the nitty gritty. But a busy lifestyle can also require us to know how to go about cleaning quickly: and these tricks will get it done effectively, efficiently, and without sacrificing quality.
Quickly Wipe Up Spots Before the Accumulate
We spill and make messes when we cook and when we wash our hands. Even taking a drink in the living room can leave spots around the home. Spots can be a nightmare to clean up if we let them sit to long and dry. Cake batter, bits of raw egg, or milk that has dried on a surface can take a great deal of scrubbing power to get up. Depending on how extensive the spots are, it can take a very long time to get all of the spots up and get surfaces, counters, doors, and furniture to looking clean again.
The answer? As soon as you notice a spot, dribble, or spill, clean it up instantly. A quick wipe down will save a long hassle-filled cleaning days or weeks later. An instant wipe up as soon as the spill is made is a sure fire way to prevent build up from occurring.
Clean Your Home Regularly
Another practical step you can take to make your routine cleanings easier, simpler, as well as faster? Clean regularly. This is a very important step. The more regularly someone cleans, the easier it becomes in the subsequent cleanings to clean. Regularly cleaning prevents build up from occurring, and the cleaner rooms and surfaces are much easier to maintain in the future. It’s odd to think regular cleanings make the cleaning process go more quickly, but it will help you save time once you begin the habit.
Designate a Cleaning Day
Setting aside a specific day to clean and check off your cleaning bucket list is also important for being sure the cleaning gets done. It can be any day that works best for your schedule, but setting aside that day is a major step in maintaining a clean home efficiently and quickly.