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5 Speed House Cleaning Tips For Moms

5 Speed House Cleaning Tips For Moms

Busy moms surely appreciate the many wonderful benefits associated with a clean house. Finding the time to actually do the work to achieve this goal, however, is often easier said than done, especially when to-do lists are fairly long and other obligations demand equal attention. If this describes the dilemma you normally face on a regular basis, take a deep breath. Let it out now and keep reading on for some tips shared by Caroline Nucifora, a professional cleaner in Sydney that could make your life less stressful, at least when it comes to cleaning-related tasks.

1. Put Everything You’ll Need In a Cleaning Caddy

Grab a caddy, bucket, tote bag, or some other container or bag that’s easy to carry. Next, fill it with everything you’ll need to dust, scrub, spritz, and wipe. This way you’ll have your cleaning essentials in one handy place and you won’t be wasting time searching for supplies or tools as you go from one room to the next. What’s more, your cleaning container, box, or bag can be quickly stashed away until you need to quickly grab it again the next you need to do some cleaning. If you have a lot of cleaning supplies, consider using a small or medium-sized kitchen cart to haul things you need around.

2. Clean the Whole House Instead of Going Room by Room

You may be surprised at how efficiently your cleaning efforts can be if you do the whole house instead of focusing on the unique needs of each room. In other words, pick one task, like running the vacuum, mopping, or dusting, and do it in every room. Doing your home cleaning this way can also give you a break from having to repeat a similar cycle over and over each time you tackle a room.

But what if you have multiple things that need to get done throughout your home? One option is to break up your cleaning chores over multiple days and continue with the one task at a time routine. So, for example, you might do the dusting that needs done in your home on Monday, the vacuuming on Tuesday, and the laundry on another day that’s convenient for you. Further save time when performing various cleaning tasks by:

• Sweeping before you mop so you’re not just pushing dirt aroundh
• Moving with your vacuum instead of trying to get every single nook and cranny of each room
• Spraying cleaners on surfaces like sinks, countertops, and tubs and moving onto other tasks before coming back – doing this also allows time for the solution to set and do its job
• Regularly washing cleaning tools like your mop and routinely emptying the vacuum bag

3. Declutter Each Room

Go through each room and quickly determine what can stay and what can be tossed or donated. Doing so will give you fewer things to dust while also making your home less cluttered at the same time. If you can’t make a quick decision, put stuff you’re on the fence about in a box you can go through it later when you have more time.

4. Don’t Iron – Use the Bathroom Shower Instead!

A clever, time-saving way to keep your family’s clothes wrinkle-free is to simply hang them up in the bathroom when the shower is being used. The steam from the shower will basically do the same thing as what an iron would do. If you are somewhat limited on space in your bathroom, pick a few important pieces that need to be de-wrinkled and hang them up on the back of the bathroom door or on hangers placed on the exterior side of the shower curtain or shower door.

5. Make Cleaning a Group Activity

The easiest way to speed clean your home is to enlist some help from your kids and other family members. But go a step further than simply begging anybody who happens to be around to help. Instead, set up a schedule and divide up tasks for everyone. As you assign tasks, take into account factors such as height (for younger kids) and the ability to actually do the cleaning duties assigned correctly. Besides, working together as a family can actually be fun – even more so if you end up getting a cleaner home without having to find time to do it all by yourself!

Lastly, realize that some cleaning tasks really don’t need to be done every single week. For instance, you can probably just clean things like knickknacks, wall-art, and hard-to-reach shelves on an occasional basis. Instead, focus on more visible areas where dirt and dust will be more noticeable. For times when you are really crunched for time and you need cleaning done ASAP, call on professional cleaning experts to lend a hand as you sit back and enjoy the results.

Posted by Jeoffroi Lemieux in Cleaning