Professional cleaning help is a wonderful short-cut to a clean and organized home. Real professional cleaners master the art of efficient cleaning. They don’t cut corners or waste precious time moving aimlessly from one room to another. They know exactly how to clean fast and how to clean right. They also have sturdy, well-made cleaning tools and a combo of effective cleaning products do get their job done.
But what if your household budget can not stand the cost of professional help?
To speed your cleaning chores and keep your home organized, try following these tips from Wonder Maids.
Invest In Proper Tools
Forget flimsy supermarket gadgets and invest in sturdy, well-made cleaning tools. Throw away that sponge mop and get a real cotton yarn mop for easy, efficient floor cleaning. Buy white terry cleaning cloths and quality paper towels. Plenty is a great option.
Always wear comfortable, washable clothing and supportive shoes. It is worth investing in goggles and gloves too. They will protect your eyes and skin against chemicals, while you take care of those heavier-duty tasks like scrubbing tiles and cooker.
Pick It Up
You can’t do the job if every single horizontal surface in your home is covered with clutter. Not only these out-of-place items will cause distraction, they will also make it impossible for you to clean. So pick up any toys, papers, dirty dishes and personal items before you clean. After you put these items in their places, cleaning chores will fly.
Simplify and make your supplies handy
No soap scum remover, no special counter spray, no single-use products designed to clean only blinds or fans or walls. Make sure you have a tote tray to put a combo of only five or six products that can handle any ordinary cleaning chore. These products are:
1. glass cleaner,
2. multipurpose cleaner,
3. heavy-duty degreaser,
4. powdered or cream abrasive cleanser,
5. floor cleaner,
6. furniture polish.
Bonus tip: choose scented carpet powder deodorizer and air freshener for that fresh clean smell and sense of clean home that will bring a great feeling.
Turn off the television and let the phone go to voice-mail to stay focused on cleaning up. Play upbeat music for an energy boost.
Plan How You Move
Professional cleaners don’t circle a room more than once and neither should you! Start cleaning from top to bottom and choose to start either from left to right or the opposite direction. Make every movement count and be thorough. Clean everything in your path before you move on to the next spot. Your cleaning will be much more effective.
Finished? Get prepared for the next time.
At the end of each cleaning session, gather your tools and supplies and return them to their storage places. Check levels of cleaning products and make notes for your shopping list, refill spray bottles and send soiled cleaning cloths and mop heads to the washer and dryer. Clean and stow away the vacuum cleaner.
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