If you ask some experienced house cleaners whether they approach the cleaning process randomly, or if they have an order which they usually follow, we are sure that most of them would say that they have an order. This is by no means accidental. Having a well planned cleaning schedule that is based on the logic of not having to do the same job twice, actually makes the whole cleaning process more efficient. We are here to make your life easier, so, here are our tips on what order you should follow whilst cleaning your house:
1 THE BATHROOM
From a pure motivational standpoint, we think that tackling the bathroom first would be a good idea. If you think about it for a second, there are some many things to take care of in there (cleaning the tub, toilet bowl, toilet seat, tiles, mirror, etc.). Having said that, dealing with it first will make you feel more motivated to keep on going. Plus, you want to do the hardest job when you have the most energy, which is at the beginning. Imagine leaving the bathroom as a final task. It would take so much effort, because you would be so exhausted by then.
2 TOP TO BOTTOM
This could also give you a motivational boost. If you start your cleaning session from the top floor and work your way down, it is going to feel much more natural than it would the other way around. Additionally, imagine having to carry all of your cleaning equipment upstairs when you are tired and ready to call it a day. It is also smart not to start from the bottom, because you do not want to transfer the filth downstairs while you are cleaning the top floor.
3 Bye CLUTTER
Before you move on to cleaning your other rooms, we would advise you to get rid of the clutter in the first place. We all have dozens of unnecessary things laying around the house that will eventually turn into nuisances when cleaning time arrives. It is going to be much easier to do the dusting, vacuuming and other chores, if you are not stumbling over things every two minutes. So, before you start, take an empty box and fill it with everything that is misplaced. Start your proper cleaning only when you have finished with this task.
4 DUST BEFORE YOU MOP
If you have not thought about it before, now is your chance. We sometimes tend to clean our floors prior to doing anything else. This is, of course, a huge mistake. Every time you do this, keep in mind that you are making yourself do the same job twice. Just like we have mentioned in the previous paragraph, you should always clean from top to bottom, period. Imagine mopping your floors and making them shine like they have not done in a long while, and then moving on to dusting your shelves. Massive amount of dust will once again end up on the floor. It is not logical, please do not do it.
5 MOPPING AND VACUUMING
Before your final task, after you have dealt with the bathroom, dusting and organizing, give your floors a good vacuuming treatment. Before you move on to mopping, it is important to get rid of the dust and hair strands that are residing on your floor. If you also have carpets, pay them a visit as well (you could sprinkle them with some fragrant dried herbs) When you start mopping, it would not be a bad idea to put some essential oils in the water. By doing this, you will freshen up the scent and the atmosphere of your house.
6 THE KITCHEN
Some of us spend a lot of our time in the kitchen, which means we tend to hate cleaning it. Nevertheless, cleaning the kitchen should not take away too much of your time. When you look at it, there is not much to do in there. If you have a dishwasher, you will not have to deal with dirty dishes, except from putting them back in place when they are cleaned. What you have to do, is wipe clean your countertops. Move away all of those appliances and implements, grab your cloth and all-purpose cleaner, and get down to business. Apart from that, you should devote some attention to cleaning your fridge and appliances. What is left in the end but to properly scrub your stovetop and sink.
7 FINAL TOUCH
Take care of the details only when you are finished with everything else. When we say details, we mean aligning your stack of magazines and books, folding your blankets, positioning pillows and cushions, lighting up scented candles, etc. This part should be the frosting on your cake. Do not bother too much with it, but still do it, because it does make a difference.
Do not get bogged down if you simply cannot find the motivation or time to deal with tidying up. It is perfectly understandable to want to spend your free time in a different way that does not involve cleaning. If that is the case in point, Helpling – SG has the perfect solution for you. Hiring a professional cleaner is an investment worth your money. Still, prior to anything else, you must make sure that you are hiring someone reliable and efficient. That someone could be found at Helpling. Pay them a visit. You will not regret it.