Do you every look around your house and think “Where do i begin?” Or how about, that spare room that you’ve been wanting to clean and get organize for months now, but you just can’t bring yourself to tackle the mess on your own, so you just shut the door and pretend it doesn’t exist.
Or maybe you love cleaning and just can’t seem to find the time for it between your job and making your kids lunches, or taking them to their soccer practice, and then there are errands and grocery shopping, sadly leaving you no time to yourself. The list just never ends. We have all been there at one point in our lives. I, myself have been cleaning my whole life, but when I opened my own cleaning business I knew there had to be a quicker and easier way to getting your home just as shiny and sparkly, but in half the time. You don’t have to be a pro; it’s all about where you start and of course how quick you move.
I already know what your thinking “She’s a professional cleaner, of course she’s going to be quicker and better at what she does.” That may be, but what I am going to share with you will definitely help you to clean your home much faster and leave you feeling great about yourself and your home when you are finished.
Here are some steps to cleaning your home:
Step One: Always start from the top.
If you live in a two story home, always start upstairs. and start from the top and work your way down.
Step two: clean bathroom(s) first.
I always like to start with dusting the bathroom-blinds, pictures, light fixtures, fans. Then I spray the shower tub, sinks and toilets. (keep a cleaning caddie under your sink in bathroom.)
Step three: Dust all of the rooms and make the beds.
As you go room to room you will see that the beds need to be make or there are clothes on the floor, do that last! Getting distracted by the small things will be time consuming. Start with dusting the blinds, then the end tables and dressers. As you are dusting everything place it back neat and tidy on the dresser. Lastly, make the beds. (Keep a garbage bag handy in the hallway.)
Step four: Vacuum and mop floors
Do the floors last that way your not stepping on wet floors. (keep a pair of indoor shoes to wear to prevent dog hair stuck to your socks or getting them wet)
Step five: Downstairs bathrooms and kitchen
Like we did above start with the bathrooms on the main level and work your way to the kitchen. In the kitchen, dust, fill up sink with disinfectant and water wipe down cupboards, handles, appliances, and counters.
Step six: Dust all other rooms
Starting with blinds, reachable light fixtures, and tables.
Step seven: Floors
Lastly, vacuum and wash floors. If you have a finished basement, repeat.