4 Tips for Quick Cleaning

by Staff

Let’s face it, most of us have better things to do in life than the housework! Heck, the average American’s putting off 6 chores at any given time! We’d rather hang out with friends, binge-watch the latest Netflix series, or eat our body weight in Ben and Jerry’s.

Thankfully, cleaning your home doesn’t have to be as effortful as you think. With a few time-saving strategies up your sleeve, you can make much lighter work of the task and return to more enjoyable endeavors. Sound good?

Check out our 4 best tips for quick cleaning.

1. Do 10 Minutes a Day

One reason the housework takes so long is that we wait for weeks to do it. We put it off and off, which lets the dust, dirt, and grime accumulate in the process. Eventually, we’re forced to take action and have an almighty job on our hands!

A better approach is to do your chores on the go. You’d be amazed at the difference 10 minutes of cleaning a day will make. Your living space won’t be spotless, but it’ll be good enough (and make any future deep clean much easier as well).

2. Fake It ‘Til You Make It

We all have days (…and weeks) where we don’t have time to think, let alone clean! And that’s bad news when you have guests coming over at short notice, for example, or a date-night planned with your new partner.

In these situations, a ‘fake clean’ is far better than nothing. Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher, shove dirty clothes in the laundry basket, and spray the living room with an air freshener. Your house gets a quick makeover without the usual effort.

3. Invest in Quality Cleaning Gear

Few things in life are worse than ineffective cleaning equipment and supplies! From vacuum cleaners with awful suction to kitchen degreasers that don’t degrease, they slow you down and make everything more frustrating.

By contrast, good-quality gear makes the process a breeze. It doesn’t matter whether you’re mopping floors, cleaning the oven, or vacuuming an area rug. Investing in first-rate supplies is sure to speed up any chores on your to-do list.

4. Be Strategic (Create a Cleaning Checklist)

A lack of strategy never ends well when time’s against you. It’s important to be organized; to know what you’re doing and when you’re doing it. Enter the value of having a cleaning checklist that outlines the specific chores you need to do!

Referring to one of these should prevent delays, distractions, and setbacks. You can whizz around from one job to the next without having to think. You could even print one off from the internet or find more information here to guide your efforts.

Don’t Forget These Quick Cleaning Tips

Hate doing the housework? Well, you’re not the only one. Most of us could list a hundred things we’d rather do than the chores!

Thankfully, there are plenty of clever ways to speed up the process. We hope the quick cleaning tips in this post have highlighted a few of the most effective ones! To read more articles like this, search ‘cleaning’ on the website now.

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