I’m known for being a bit of an organized neat freak, and because of this people are always asking for my advice. I keep my house as tidy as they come, and yet I still have plenty of spare time to blog and do other things. It takes me just under 2 hours to clean my entire house. You read that right: 2 hours. If I’m keeping on top of each room as I go along, it takes me even less time. Use my tips and you could free up some of your time too:
Use Quality Products
The first step is to make sure you’re using quality products. You don’t need to go for the most expensive products on the shelf, but you definitely shouldn’t be going for the cheapest. These cheap products take longer to work and see results from, so you need to work even harder and longer. I cut down my time by spending a bit more on my products. I also make sure I have everything I could possibly need; multipurpose sprays, rags, cloths, polish, bleach - you name it, I’ve got a stockpile of it somewhere.
Keep Them With You
Now, here’s the mistake a lot of people make. They don’t keep their products with them. They run backwards and forwards to use certain products, or put them down somewhere then have to spend 15 minutes looking for them. I might look a bit silly when I keep my products with me, but nobody else is going to see! I wear an apron with different compartments for my spray, dusters, and polish. I then have everything I need to hand wherever I am in my house!
Start from the Top and Work Your Way Down
Instead of starting from the bottom and working your way up, which can be harder, start from the top and work your way down. The kitchen and living room are two of the rooms that take the longest, so leave them till last. Choose a room to start in at the top of the house and then clean like a mad person until you’re done.
Don’t Leave a Room Until Complete
Don’t flit from room to room. Ever. The rule is you can’t leave a room until it’s finished. You’ll get everything done much quicker! If you have kids, you could leave a few things for them to do. For example, you could throw things that need to be put away into a basket in the corner of the room so they’re out of the way for now. Then you can tell them to put them away once they get home. You could even get them to change their own duvet covers, as this task usually takes a long time!
Dust First, Vacuum Second
Always dust first and then vacuum so you’re vacuuming up the dust. The amount of people I see doing it the opposite way round is unbelievable!
That’s it! That’s how I do it in under 2 hours. It takes laser sharp focus, but it can be done. Oh, and don’t forget to play some motivational music to keep you pumped up!
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