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How to Speed Clean and Organize Your Home

Procrastination is a very common phenomenon when it comes to cleaning our homes. And we don’t blame you since with busy and hectic schedules, it can be difficult to take out a couple of hours to clean your home every day.

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Then, let us also not forget the sudden arrival of guests which can leave anyone dizzy. What would you do ? How would you leave a good impression on your guests? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of ways in which you can speed clean and organize your home effectively and efficiently.

To make things easier for you, we will focus on cleaning the important parts of the different rooms in your home. So, let us get started!

Speed Cleaning the Bedroom

Every task should take between 5 to 10 minutes to complete, depending on how cluttered your room is. Take care to not spend a lot of time on a single task so that you don’t waste precious time.

  • Always start with your bed. As soon as you wake up, make your bed by folding  blankets and straightening the bedlinen. If you have any other things lying about randomly, take care to properly put them back into their original places.
  • Take a clean duster and quickly skim all open surfaces in your bedroom. Surfaces like the headboard, footboard, windowsill, side table, and so on all come under this category. While you are at it, if you have a love seat or a chair in your bedroom, dust it and settle the cushions on it as well.
  • Pick up any toys, clothes, bottles, or dishes that have accumulated in your bedroom and are not required. Put the clothes in the laundry, and the dirty bottles and dishes in the kitchen. This will help to give an organized feel to your bedroom.

Speed Cleaning Your Living Room, Dining Room, and Office Area

Usually, this portion of your house is on the larger side. Again, the allotted time to clean them should be between 15 to 20 minutes only. Always remember to stick to this timeline.

  • Use the duster to dust all open surfaces, the sofa, dining table, media unit, TV set. Being left out in the open, a layer of dust accumulates on it which does not look appealing at all. This will take only a few minutes and you’ll be done.
  • Use a mop to quickly wipe the floor to get clean and hygienic flooring. Cover the entire house while you are at it. There is a wide range of mops available in the market as well that can suit various types of flooring while cleaning and polishing it easily.
  • Pick up any toys, dishes, shoes, books, or other items that are lying about. You can use storage baskets to transfer a few of these items there as well. Why not label the storage baskets and put the items in them.
  • Use a damp cloth to quickly wipe your leather furniture, tables, and dining chairs. Again, use a little bit of elbow grease to clean them faster.
  • If you have a carpet, use a carpet cleaner to remove any debris or dirt. A powerful and efficient appliance, a carpet cleaner can help give your living room that instant lift.
  • If you have an office, take care to properly sort all the paperwork and file the mail in its proper spots. Office equipment should be placed in drawers or cabinets. Put chairs back in place if you find them placed haphazardly.

Speed Cleaning Your Bathroom

The task of cleaning your bathroom should not take more than five to eight minutes. Of course, you can take out a particular day to deep clean your bathroom. But, speed cleaning should not take up a lot of time.

  • Start with cleaning the toilet bowl by squirting the cleaner liquid around the rim and leave.
  • Use a suitable cloth for cleaning your sink, shower, and tub with disinfectant spray. Don’t forget to pay attention to your mirror as well.
  • Use a toilet brush to scrub the toilet and rim, and a disposable cloth for the seat.
  • Dry your bathroom walls before exiting.

Speed Cleaning Your Kitchen

This should take you about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the number of dishes that need to be cleaned.

  • Gather all your dirty dishes and rinse them in the sink. As soon as you finish rinsing, load the dishes in your dishwasher.
  • Wash the pans, pots, and dishes that need to be cleaned by hand.
  • Empty your dishwasher and put the utensils back in the cupboard. Dry the sink after putting away the hand-washed dishes as well.
  • Put the various containers that may be left on the counter back to their original places. Use a disinfectant spray and a cloth to clean your counters, refrigerator, cooker and other appliances. Make sure to rub the product well so that you aren’t left with any marks.
  • Make a point to return the different cleaning products to where you took them from. If you also make a point to put things away as soon as you are done using them, you will save a lot of time as well. Your kitchen will look more clean and better organized, as a result.

Takeaway Thoughts

There you have it! These are the different ways in which you can speed clean and organize your home. You also have to embrace the concept of “good enough.“ If you feel that a particular area looks 75% neat, it is OK to leave it that way. While the perfectionist in you may not be fully satisfied, you have to move on to get your whole house covered within the stipulated amount of time. And, trust us; it is completely okay to do this.

Resources— Living Well Spending Less, Woman’s Day, Southern Living

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