Have you ever wished your home looked like a cleaning crew came in and cleaned it for you?
Well, there is a way to get that job done easier and make your home sparkle.
There are some amazing House Cleaning Tricks that professional house cleaning crews use. And, today I am going to share some of their secrets.
1 – Create A Cleaning Tote
Having everything in a handy portable caddy prevents you from having to stop cleaning. Make sure you have have everything you need to clean your home and that you can carry it easily from room to room.
I prefer a plastic one with a handle. I actually keep two of these. One for upstairs and one for downstairs.
Because well I have three kids and a cat (wink). If there is something I have to clean up right away I don’t have to run up and down the stairs to get my supplies.
Each of these caddy’s contain the exact products:
- All-purpose cleaners
- Microfiber cloths
- Magic Eraser
- Grout brush
- Swiffer duster
- Large Garbage bags
- Cleaning gloves
- Paper Towels
These cleaning totes are part of every a professionals best house cleaning tricks. They are looking for speed and this makes it so much easier!
2- Use As Many All Purpose Cleaners As You Can
Find an all-purpose cleaner that works for you.
One that can disinfect your bathrooms and kitchen but also one you can use on glass or wood surfaces.
I find the Mrs. Myers brand to work for me but there are so many DIY
Plus it smells amazing!
A simple search on Pinterest and you can find many recipes for all-purpose cleaners.
3 – Do Not Go Room To Room
For many years I have gone back and forth on the room to room idea of cleaning. But when I tried this house cleaning tricks from the pro’s I never went back.
I found that my brain works better when I clean by task instead of room.
So by grouping all the dusting and wiping surfaces together, mirrors, toilets, you get the idea.
When I have completed all the tasks for cleaning I then will vacuum and mop very last thing.
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4 – Spray And Sit
Spray your surfaces, shower and toilets first. That way you can let the cleaner do it’s job and less scrubbing for you.
Then come back and simply wipe away.
The best house cleaning tricks come from keeping it simple. That way you can get done faster.
5 – Work In a Circle
When I clean my home I not only start each room in a circle by each floor too.
I start with one room and work my way around the house moving from room to room in a clockwise motion.
I do the same thing in each room as well.
By starting at the door in each room I work my way around that way nothing gets missed.
I am able to move faster while I am cleaning.
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6 – Invest In Microfiber Cloths
I use microfiber cloths almost everywhere in my house.
They are great for dusting, wiping surfaces, and shining up those stainless steal or chrome items.
Since I am using an all-purpose cleaner mostly, I do not have to worry about my cloth getting other cleaners on them.
They work amazing and you can save money in the long run by not having to buy as many paper towels.
I do not use a microfiber cloth on my toilets or areas I feel need a
7 – Shine Your Appliances
This is one of those house cleaning tricks that is so quick but can make all the difference.
Grab those microfiber cloths and shine away.
You will not believe the difference shiny appliances in your kitchen make.
I simply use a wet microfiber cloth and then buff it out with a dry one.
A simple task in under 5 minutes!
8 – Declutter First
When it comes to cleaning your home you should be focused on actual cleaning not picking up.
Usually I enlist my kids since most of it is toys or their mess that has been strewn about my home.
A catch all bin comes in handy here too.
Before I clean anything I will go room to room clearing countertops, straightening areas and picking up whything that does not belong.
Those items that do not belong wind up in my catch all bin to sort out later.
9 – Use An Extension Cord For Your Vacuum
This is my best time saving house cleaning tricks! I seriously could kick myself for not doing this sooner!
Invest in an extension cord for your vacuum, you will be so glad you did!
Instead of stopping every room or pulling out the plug having to walk back to find another outlet. You can easily vacuum more surface area with an
10 – One Floor At A Time
Just as I talked about how you should clean in circles you should also complete each floor.
If you have a two or even three story home work your way from the top floor down.
I work on my second level first before moving to my main living area.
Each floor os done in cicrles and complete and I can move on easier.
11 – Work From Top To Bottom
Just as in starting from the top level of your home you should also do this while you are working in rooms.
If you are dusting the celing fans or vents that live in the ceiling do those forst before you would dust surfaces.
That way the dust falls down each time you are working on a section.
If you dusted your surfaces first then went back for something higher there is a good chance dust will just wind up back on the lower surfaces you just cleaned.
What are some of your house cleaning tricks you use to get the job done like a pro?