- Home Cleaning
Good Monday morning, Moppers. We hope you had a fantastic weekend and got to do all the things you wanted to do. We had lots of fun indoors with friends, doing some crafts, and of course drinking wine. All-in-all, we’d call that a win.
During our time spent laughing and talking with friends, the subject of cleaning came up since it’s what we do, and we were asked to share some of our “secrets,” if you will, that make us the quick, efficient cleaners that we are.
But the truth is there are no secrets. We just have years of experience cleaning, and along the way we’ve picked up a lot of tricks that make our job easy and fun.
With that in mind we thought it would be nice to share some of those “secrets” with you all, so that maybe you can get a better handle on cleaning your house this holiday season.
1. Get Rid of the Clutter
The first step in cleaning anything is making sure you remove all the clutter in the room. If things are on the tables, the counters, scattered about everywhere…either put them back in their place, or toss them out if you don’t need them. If you don’t, the dirt and dust will just continue sitting underneath all that clutter, so why even bother cleaning in the first place, right? Removing the clutter first will make your job a whole lot easier, and get things much, much cleaner.
2. One at a Time
Many people try and clean multiple rooms at the same time. They switch back and forth between the bathroom and kitchen, or the bedrooms and living room. This is a no-no, because it’s splits your focus, and tires you out quicker. Stick to cleaning one room at a time, and then move on to the next one, and the next one. This will ensure a proper, focused cleaning, so that you don’t miss anything the first time and have to go back.
3. Cleaning Caddy
We can’t tell you how much easier our job is with a cleaning caddy, and it can make your cleaning routine a whole lot easier, too! Instead of having all your supplies scattered around in different rooms, it allows you to keep everything with you so you don’t have to keep constantly going back and forth for that roll of paper towels, or that all-purpose cleaner you left in the bathroom. A cleaning caddy keeps the essentials by your side, which will speed up the cleaning process and give you more time to do the things you love.
4. Top to Bottom
This is perhaps our all-time favorite “secret.” When cleaning a room, start from the top, and work your way down, otherwise you’ll be cleaning things twice. For example, you’ve just washed the dining room floors, and now have to clean the ceiling fan and table. Chances are that some of that dirt and dust from the ceiling fan is going to get on your nice clean floors, which means you’ll have to spot clean them again, when you should’ve started with the ceiling fan in the first place so that you could clean up the debris that fell on the floor while you were washing the floors. Makes sense, right? Top to bottom, folks. Hashtag Neverforget
5. Clean a Little Everyday
Perhaps one of the greatest “secrets” to keeping a clean home is doing a little bit every single day. This will prevent things from building up and getting out of hand, giving you more to clean when the time comes. Wipe down those kitchen counters after every meal. Make your bed in the morning. Put the dirty clothes in the hamper rather than on the floor. It’s little things like that you can do in seconds that will make your job so much easier when it comes time to clean the house, meaning less work for you, and more time to spend with your loved ones.
As mentioned, there are no real secrets to keeping a clean home, there’s just cleaning smart. By doing a few simple things like the ones listed above, you can clean your house quickly, and efficiently, getting it all right the first time so you don’t have to go back and do it again.
Now you know some of our “secrets,” Moppers, and we hope you put them to good use! Until next time, stay safe, and stay clean!