House Cleaning Secrets From the Professionals

Ignore clutter

You might be surprised by this secret, but try to see it from the perspective of a professional cleaning service. It’s not their job to sort through your mail or arrange your children’s toys. If you’re cleaning your home, do it like a professional. Sort your papers into piles and store shoes in closets. Put small items into baskets to be organized later. So you can properly clean the surfaces and floors. Choose a new day to get rid of your clutter.

Start from the top

Start at the highest point in each room. For example, dust ceiling fans and wipe high shelves. Sweep any dust or crumbs onto the floor as you work downward. Knock dust and debris off of curtains, lampshades, and throw pillows. All the pet hair and dust will fall to the floor as you move down. Vacuum it up when finished. Professional cleaners recommend that you clean in a particular order, from top to bottom, back to front, and left to right. You can save time by following the path systematically. You can move forward on the way and never return to a particular area.

Work quickly

Professional cleaners follow a strict schedule and clean quickly to complete the house. You can also streamline your tasks with practice and concentration. Some cleaners even claim you can do an entire house in an hour! This is likely only true for tiny homes. However, wasting time or burnout before completing the task is still accessible. Follow this time-saving plan to clean your house quickly.

Simple your cleaning products

Having a whole cabinet full of cleaning products for every task is okay. Many essential cleaning products can be used for a variety of purposes. Vinegar is a natural, inexpensive solution that can be applied to various cleaning tasks. It can remove stains and odors, as well as disinfect surfaces. Most likely, you will need more than vinegar to clean your house. However, some professionals use as little as three essential cleaning products. Do you want to give it a try? You can reduce your cleaning arsenal to one cleaning/degreasing product, a spray bottle with white vinegar, and a wood cleaner like lemon oil.

This miracle cleaning solution is the best

You may find that even if you have reduced the number of cleaning products you use to a handful, you still face some complex cleaning tasks. A natural, simple solution is made of vinegar and baking soda. It’s fun for even professionals to see these two ingredients combine to create foam, but the results impress. Baking soda and vinegar are a great combination for some of the most challenging cleaning tasks around the home. This combination works on anything from shower drains to scorched pans.

Dusting requires the correct tools

You know that a few rags are insufficient to dust an entire house. You can quickly end up with a dusty cloth after just one swipe. Invest in the right tools to wipe your home and save time. Start with a bendable long-handled duster to reach high places like ceiling fans, light fixtures, and shelves. Soft-bristled brushes are perfect for dusting delicate trinkets and antiques. You can also use the vacuum’s brush attachment to dust hard-to-reach areas like air vents.

Remember the window and shower tracks

You’d be surprised at how quickly window and shower tracks can clog with gunk and dust. You can spend little money or time on this challenging area. Applying a baking soda-vinegar solution to your window and shower tracks will make it part of your cleaning routine. You’ll only need an old toothbrush and a rag to clean the shower and window tracks.

Steam Clean your Microwave

It doesn’t matter how many reminders you give your family about covering dishes before microwaving; someone will always forget. You’re left with a microwave that is splattered and challenging to clean. Professional cleaners are familiar with the cleaning tricks of your microwave, saving time and effort. Steam it first! Add a few drops of vinegar to a bowl filled with water. You can also add wedges or lemons if you prefer. Place the bowl into the microwave, and heat it until the solution boils. Do not open the microwave door. Let it rest for several minutes. Then, wipe down the interior with a paper towel or microfiber cloth. You’ll be amazed at how easily the food particles fall off. It will smell and look clean.

Clean it in the dishwasher

Save time soaking or scrubbing household items such as soap dishes, toothpaste organizers, drains, and stove burner liners. Put them on the top shelf and let the dishwasher do the job. You can safely run anything made from hard plastic, metal, ceramic, or glass through the dishwasher. What else can you clean in the dishwasher? Professionals claim that a wide variety of items, including hairbrushes, pet dishes, plastic baby toys, fridge shelves, and gardening tools, can all be cleaned using the dishwasher. I don’t think you’re alone in this, but now we’re looking around the house to find more items to clean quickly.

Cleaning the tub smarter is better than cleaning it harder

Patience goes a long way when cleansing the shower or tub stall. Apply a thin layer of the bathroom cleaning product to the shower or tub. If you let it soak, a degreasing cleaner will do the trick. The cleanser will do its work while you clean the other areas. It will dissolve soap scum, body oils, and dirt. After a few minutes, scrub and rinse. Apply a fine mist of vinegar to the tub or shower stall and wipe it dry with a microfiber towel.

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