Fed Up With Cleaning? A Short Guide On House Cleaning Made Easy

House-cleaning is one of those chores that we take for granted, but it can be really tedious and time-consuming. If you’re like most people, you probably have at least one dirty dish in the sink and you don’t even know it! And if you’re like most people, you probably think that housekeeping is something that only rich people do. Well, that’s about to change! In this post, you’ll learn how to clean your home without spending a fortune and without any of the hassle. 

What Cleaning Products to Use

There are a number of different types of cleaning products you can use to clean your home. You can use a house cleaner, a window cleaner, or even a pet cleaner. The important thing is to find one that fit the task at hand and will get the job done.

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Rid yourself of this common misconception: cleanliness is pricey. Stick to the basic cleaning products. 

Cleaning products for small and large spaces vary in prices, but if you want the most essential, write down the following:

  • Vacuum 
  • Mop/
  • Broom
  • Disinfecting wipes/Diluted Household Bleach 
  • Dishwashing Soap
  • Scrubbing sponges
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Toilet brush
  • Duster
  • Grout and tile brush
  • Glass cleaner
  • Baking Soda
  • Bucket

Not everyone will have space for a mop, so choose alternatives like compactable disinfecting mops that will not require much room for storage. 

How to Do It Yourself

You’ve probably heard of the word “home improvement”, which can include bathroom remodelling, improvements to lawns, restructuring, and even purchasing great products like spray foam insulation. These concepts and procedures sound very complicated, but home improvement can also simply mean having a cleaner home. 

The first step is to determine what type of cleaning you need. There are many different types of housecleaning, and it’s essential to choose one that will be the most effective for your home. For example, people living in studios will have significantly less cleaning labour to do weekly than home or apartment renters. Additionally, if you share your home with roommates or family members, remind them maintaining a clean home environment is also their responsibility. 

If you’re just starting, focus on basic cleaning. This means cleaning the surfaces of your home, cleaning the dust and bacteria off of surfaces, and checking for hidden damage. You can then move on to more complex tasks by following specific instructions or using recommended products.

The Best Ways to Make Housekeeping Easier.

Everyone knows cleaning comes with the territory of being an adult. Few, however, consider cleaning a fun task. 

The trick to quick, cheap, and easy cleaning is to take some burden off of your shoulders. Making simple daily cleaning habits is the difference between panicking when hosting an event at home versus feeling comfortable showcasing your living space. 

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At the beginning of every month, make a cleaning checklist of the daily, weekly, and monthly tasks that must be completed. Doing so will relieve the stress of looking at a closet full of dirty and unorganised clothes. First, identify what you need to clean daily. (continue with basics) Every day, you should wipe down the kitchen sink and countertops. Take the trash as needed and sweep the floors in case of excess dirt and dust. Weekly cleaning tasks include scrubbing the toilets, tubs, and sinks. Don’t forget to do the laundry, change the bed linens, dust, mop the floors, and clean your mirrors. Microwaves and ovens can be cleaned once a month unless you use them daily. Similarly, wiping down doorknobs, vacuuming, disinfecting garbage cans, and cleaning the kitchen is a once-in-a-month task. 

The best way to make housekeeping easier is not to leave everything to the last moment. All of these methods will save you time and money. And if you’re like most people, you probably don’t want to live in a pile of mess. 

Your Bedroom: Closet, Bed, & More

When was the last time you washed your sheets? That’s right; it’s laundry time.

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Wash the bed sheets, linen, and blankets. Dust off any tables, lamps, and other surfaces. If you cannot will yourself to clean the entire bedroom, choose one task to do every day. 

For instance, say one Monday you decide to do your laundry, then wipe surfaces with disinfecting wipes Tuesdays. Then, come Wednesday, you can fold clothes and organise them. Given your busy schedule, the point is to start small habits that you can realistically complete. 

True, cleaning a bedroom in one go might take hours, but if you dedicate even merely fifteen minutes a day to clean out your closet, suddenly it’s the easiest thing in the world.

Everyone’s Nightmare: The Restroom

The restroom is home to nasty bacteria and infections. To steer clear of embarrassing moments with guests and risks to your health, disinfecting the restroom is a priority. Use gloves as a layer of protection from said bacteria and get to cleaning. 

It’s best to start with the most uncomfortable step of the process: cleaning the toilet. Pour bleach or a preferred soap product to remove the odour and clean the bathroom. Continue either by sanitising the surfaces or sweeping the floor. Mop or broom depending on the floor of your restroom. Extra points for using a toothbrush to give the restroom a finishing touch. 

Get Creative

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If it’s within your budget, purchase scented candles and an aromatherapy diffuser. Scented sprays keep your home fresh and few can complain about a room smelling like lavender or rosemary. The aforementioned products are not essential, but a nice way to compel you into the process of cleaning. Nevertheless, walking inside of a home that smells like cinnamon and vanilla feels inviting. The more you love your home when it’s clean, the more you will want to keep it nice and tidy. 

More than cleaning for guests, do it for yourself. Decluttering a home to declutter your mind. 

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