Top Tips to Keep Your Home Neat and Clean 16:38 15/10/2015

Top 10 cleaning tips

Everybody loves a spotless house. Some people find it difficult to rest properly when they can see specks of dust on the tabletops and window sills. However, you might dust it off one day and it comes back the very next day. It’s like clockwork and it often gets tiring after a while. However, that’s simply because most people don’t really know how to clean their house properly. Rather than work hard, you need to work smart. Many professional cleaners have shared plenty of ingenious tips to make cleaning an extremely simple task.

Most people don’t know what cleaner to use on which surface. This can even lead to permanent damage. However, there are many things that you need to keep in mind before you start cleaning your house. Effective cleaning is all about taking the right approach, using the right materials and making sure that everything is done properly. To help you keep your house spick and span, here are some of the best tips:

1. Mentally Prepare Yourself

Most people are unable to complete their household cleaning within the timeframe they decide simply because they are not prepared. It doesn’t take a whole day to clean the house if you do it properly. Most people start cleaning without mentally preparing yourself. Before you begin, take a little while to go over all the different areas that need to be cleaned. Look carefully at all the dirty surfaces before you begin using the cleaning cloth. Then, mentally prepare yourself and affirm that you will clean everything today. Decide in your mind that you will only sleep after everything is done. There’s no point in cleaning the house if you are taking it as a chore.

2. Rid Yourself of Distractions

The next step is to rid yourself of all distractions before you start cleaning. You might be scrubbing the floor for a few seconds, taking a pause to read a text message and continue again. This is not such a good idea. When professional cleaners get to work, they rid themselves of all distractions. When you are distracted, you lose focus and when you lose focus, you won’t be able to clean up effectively. Before you start cleaning, keep your mobile phone in a different room.

3. Buy Good Quality Cleaners

Cleaning products are available at hundreds of big box stores and general grocery shops. There are hundreds of different companies that manufacture such products. Some cleaning sprays are extremely cheap, while others are quite expensive. Should you spend so much money on buying a cleaning spray? As long as you want to keep the house clean without damaging the surfaces, the answer is yes!

4. Buy Different Types of Brushes

Some brushes come with soft bristles, while others are harder. You need to buy one of both in order to clean different surfaces in the house. Hundreds of people make the mistake of using a soft brush on surfaces that are harder to clean. For instance, if there’s dirt and grime lodged on a surface, you will need to use a brush with harder bristles. Using a softer brush to clean harder surfaces will only lead to more scratches.

5. Buy Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Microfiber cleaning cloths are used by many professional cleaners. The paper towels and cotton rags that most people use are extremely ineffective. Not only do they have sharp edges, but they can often damage the surfaces on which they are used. Microfiber cloths might be slightly more expensive, but they are definitely worth paying the premium. You will be very pleased with cleaning the surfaces using the ultrafine microfiber cloth. Many of the common dusting tasks can be completed without even having to use a cleaning spray.

6. Rust Removers

Rust stain removers are a dime a dozen. However, not all of these might be right for your house. You need to buy a decent rust stain remover that does not damage the surface it’s applied to. All-purpose removers don’t work well on wash basins or toilets. Buy a remover that contains diluted hydrochloric acid. Don’t buy products that contain bleach.

7. Buy a Putty Knife

Soap scum is often very difficult to clean. It often gets stuck on the walls of the toilet or kitchen and is very difficult to get rid of. The tiles on the walls are often covered with a thin film of scum that just won’t go away, no matter how many times you scrub it. However, there’s a better way to clean the scum. Rather than scrubbing it, you should try scraping the scum away with a putty knife.

8. Cleaning the Washroom

Cleaning the washroom is generally a difficult task. You will first have to clean the tub, and then clean the wash basin and the toilet. Needless to say, this can take a while. When it comes to cleaning the washroom, one of the best things that you can do is to go in buck naked, and start scrubbing and cleaning. Once you are completely done, the next step is to jump in the shower and wash yourself!

9. Heat a Rag

Using a standard rag is often very difficult when you have to clean grease from the surfaces. Whether you are cleaning the stove or the kitchen cabinets, grease and grime often takes a while. However, your job could be made a lot easy if you just heat a rag before you start cleaning it. Put it in the microwave for 20 seconds. You will see a marked difference!

10. Turn on Some Music

Many people often put off cleaning because it’s so boring, yet time-consuming. However, many professional cleaners often put on music while cleaning in order to blaze through their chores. Put on some rock or dance music and start cleaning. It won’t ruin your mood, and you won’t even lose motivation while cleaning. You will also be done with the cleaning much quicker than you normally would!