Cleaning the house is hardly a chore that anyone really relishes, which is why a lot of people find a reliable house cleaning service provider in Ballarat. For those who feel they have to do everything themselves, however, there’s no reason that it has to be quite so laborious. There are a number of helpful tips and tricks that can make house cleaning easier and more efficient.
Below are some ideas to get you started
Tip 1: Pick the Task, Not the Room
On a cleaning day, most people would tackle their home room by room, perhaps starting with the most difficult one to get that out of the way, or perhaps starting with the easier rooms in order to build up momentum to tackle the tougher spaces like kitchens and bathrooms when they’re more in the swing of things.
Actually, there’s a better approach. Instead of picking a room, pick a task: dusting, vacuuming, mopping/sweeping the floors, and so on, and then do that one task through the whole house. If you go room by room doing all the tasks, then it can feel very repetitive cycling through all those tasks room by room, over and over again. Once you’re in “dusting mode” in one room, it’s easier and easier to translate that effort across different spaces in your home.
Tip 2: Declutter Surfaces
One thing that makes cleaning harder is when surfaces are covered in objects. To clean, you have to move the objects out of the way, clean the surface, then clean the objects themselves, and then put everything back. It’s quite fiddly. It’s much easier to be able to get right across your surfaces in big motions.
If you are sorting through various clutter around the house, consider carefully whether you still need that stuff or not. Take the opportunity to throw things away that are useless.
Tip 3: Gather All Cleaning Tools into a Single Unit/Container
Another tiresome part of cleaning the house can be having to go back to various cupboards and storage areas to get specific items for cleaning. You should try to set up your home cleaning in a similar way to what they do in hotels. We’re not saying you should buy a cleaning cart, but what about a handy caddy or bag in which you can keep all your cleaning supplies together. That way, the caddy/bag can just follow you around as you work.
Tip 4: Dust First, and Then Vacuum
A lot of people go straight for the vacuum cleaner when starting to clean their homes because it’s a simple gadget that we know gets a job done fast. It can also be quite fun using a gadget to gather up all that excess dust and dirt that’s on the floors, between cushions, on the rugs and more.
However, it’s illogical to vacuum first. Start by dusting, making sure you hit all your shelves, picture frames, ornaments, TV and cabinets, etc. Only once you’ve finished dusting should you then start vacuuming. If you dust last, you’ll just end up with most dust spread around or fallen to the floor that you then have to vacuum up again.
Tip 5: Rope in Help
One advantage of having a spouse and kids aged more than 6-7 years old is that essentially they have a team of helpers ready to go. Make house cleaning easier by enlisting the help of all the family to get it done. It could also be your roommate or just some friends who owe you a favor or three. Working together will make everything easier and faster.