Imagine this, you walk into your place and as you fall down exhausted on the couch, you think that at this moment if the genie would grant you one wish you’d ask him to get someone to clean the place and make it sparkle.
The problem is if you want something done, you’ve got to do it yourself. As soon as motivation starts building up to go tackle that pile of dirty dishes or do the laundry, usually you end up thinking of how much time it’s going to take, and how your never proven OCD might kick in at the wrong moment, dragging you to clean everything that comes in your way, but leaves you so tired, you don’t think about cleaning for another year.
So here is how we suggest you can tackle a few
Major issues about cleaning that could brighten your days, as well as your floors.
“A bright person can always think of something better to do than housework. —Ruby Lou Barnhill” - Tweet this
Now most people think hey there is no rocket science about cleaning, which is true; but there are many ways, that can make it an easier task, so here are 10 things the Pros can teach you about cleaning:
1. The circle of life, oops I meant cleaning:
a. Main Takeaway: “When Cleaning start from one specified area and end with an end in site “
Ever cleaned around a room and ended up forgetting where you started from? Did I sweep that area, did I vacuum under that sofa or didn’t I… Hmmm. So one of the first things that the Pros would like to share with you is that to start with one area and clean everything that comes in next before moving to the next spot. This way, you’ll remember the one point from which you started and not have to run back and forth either.
2. To and fro is the way to go:
a. Main Takeaway: “Always clean top to bottom”
See how we make it sound fun? Doesn’t it remind you of Snow White cleaning away at the Dwarfs house? Yeah anyway coming back to the point, the Pros actually say that there is a way to clean, so for example clean from one side to the other, and more importantly, clean from top to down. This way you’ll be able to vacuum the dust that comes off later.
3. Divide and rule:
a. Main Takeaway: “Divide between dry work and wet work”
This policy really works just as well when it comes to cleaning. So apart from thinking of your cleaning work like I have to do the bedrooms and then the kitchen and then and then… and so on, you could divide it in terms of dry work and wet work. So dusting and vacuuming etc is dry work, whereas cleaning the bathroom and kitchen sinks etc is wet work.
4. Bed comes first
5. Main Takeaway: “Make your bed first, it will give you motivation to finish the rest”
This one I’ve heard from my mom as well, of course it wasn’t like I listened to her when she nagged me to make my bed every morning, (my logic was it was useless because it would get spoiled anyway next time I went to sleep!). But really, its tried and tested, it makes a world of difference if you clean up your bed first, even if you don’t have time for everything else.
6. It’s a living room, not an obstacle course!
7. Main Takeaway: “Arrange you furniture in a way that makes it easy to clean”
As much as it might please you to keep your furniture in the best ‘aesthetic’ way, sometimes practicality can save you a lot of trouble. When arranging your furniture try to arrange it in such a way that it makes it easier to clean without pulling things out of their place and back again, this includes keeping spaces in between furniture to help you vacuum.
6. Organization realization:
a. Main Takeaway: “Prepare cleaning material before you start cleaning”
By this we refer to every time it strikes you that your brooms and dust pans and mops ought to be in one place, and the wish you have that you didn’t have to spend half the time finding those odds and ends you need to clean. The pros thus recommend keeping a rack or caddy full of cleaning tools you may need and carry them around, like you see professional cleaners doing.
11. Quality Vacuum Cleaner
b. Main Takeaway: “To save time get a quality vacuum cleaner”
All of these tips are a great way to systematically improve your professional cleaning skills, but if you really want to turbo charge your cleaning ability – get a vacuum which is well suited to the job and use what the professionals use – Ie) Miele Vacuum Cleaners
or SEBO Vacuum Cleaner
8. Whose gonna do the dishes today?
a. Main Takeaway: “Soak dirty dishes in water”
The most dreaded item right after a meal is usually whose going to do the dishes, mostly ending up in a fight over who cooked and who has to clean, and who did it the last time. The pros recommend making washing dishes easy by placing them in hot soapy water before the meal ends which makes cleaning them later a piece of cake.
9. Address your issues… Oh I mean your drawers.
a. Main Takeaway: “Declutter closets and drawers”
According to the Pros, the reason you have all that clutter lying around in your bedroom usually is because your drawers and closets are over-flowing and the items end up in any place free in the room, whether its your bed or side-table. The idea then is to do like a spring cleaning and throw out everything you don’t mean to use or wear to create extra closet space.
10. Lost… or found?
a. Main Takeaway: “Keep a Lost and Found Box”
Well it may sound like the most obvious thing, but keeping a lost and found sort of box at home helps out such a lot, by keeping clutter and things stacked away, which you can’t think where or to who it belongs, and which ends up on couches and sofas, until one day the owner turns the house upside down looking for it.
So those were some tips from the Pros on how to keep the tension lax and half your place cleaned up and sparkling in a jiffy, like they show in all those jazzy advertisements with the spotlessly clean kitchen you thought you’d never have. So there you have it all the things that the tips tricks and secrets of the pros keep to themselves when it comes to cleaning. Hopefully you will learn and grow in your cleaning adventures, and be even better then pro at cleaning your house.