Housekeeper’s Guide to Quick and Easy Home Cleaning

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As a housekeeper, you need to plan for your tasks before you approach them. Sanitizing and cleaning a house can be done in several different ways, and it’s up to you to choose which method you’ll use.

If you don’t have a specific way of doing things, then maybe creating a structured routine will help you clean a house more efficiently.

However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when creating a cleaning routine.

Start by planning how you’re going to clean the house and assemble your supplies and tools accordingly.

After that, decide which rooms you will declutter first. These are just a few steps that you can start with.

To help make the process easier for you, we have created a guide on how to quickly and easily clean a home.

Not only will the following tips help you complete your tasks at a much faster rate, but they’ll also make cleaning a home more enjoyable for you, so let’s get right to it.

Planning

Sanitizing an entire house in a short time requires you to strategize and come up with an efficient plan. Scan the whole house and decide which rooms you’re going to clean first.

You might want to start with the ones that will take the longest or vice versa.

The point is to have a step by step plan that allows you to finish one task and move on to the next one smoothly, so you don’t spend too much time cleaning one house.

For instance, you can use your planning skills to know which tasks you will dedicate most of your energy to and which ones you’re going to multitask.

There are certain tasks that you need to focus on, like dusting the floors or the walls, and there are others that you can complete while working on other tasks. For instance, you can load the dishwasher and have it running as you dust the shelves.

If your client has special requests, like watering the plants or folding clothes, it’s best to do them before or after you clean the house.

Decluttering

If you want to start off with an easy task, then it’s best to declutter the house first. There are a lot of different ways to declutter a house; either tackle each room individually or do the whole house simultaneously while you’re doing other tasks.

For instance, you might be dusting the living room when you notice that there are a few plates and cups lying around. What you can do is collect them and put them in the sink. Some housekeepers prefer to tackle one room at a time.

The experts from www.well-polished.com advise people to throw away the items that they haven’t used in over 3 months. S

o, if you’re tidying up and find very old items or things that you’ve been instructed to throw away, make sure you dispose of them correctly. You should have an empty basket nearby to collect scattered items and put them back in their designated spaces.

Dusting

It’s generally a good idea to wipe off the dust before you mop the floors or clean the windows. Apply your cleaning solution to a piece of cloth and start by wiping the dust off the windows and glass surfaces.

If you’re going to mop the floor, then make sure to get rid of any lint or debris using a broom or a vacuum.

Then, you can proceed to mop the floor. You can also use a long sponge mop to the often-overlooked corners clean behind appliances.

The best way to do this is to unplug them first then wipe down the surface with a sponge mop.

You can use a sponge towel to remove excess food crumbs and grease from the stove or the oven, and a dry, soft piece of fabric to wipe the dust off remotes, screens, and other electronic devices.

Don’t forget about the furniture, paintings, shelves, drawers, and similar pieces of furniture or decor.

Equipment You Need

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You can plan and strategize all you want, but if you don't have handy equipment or if they’re difficult to use, then you’re probably going to exhaust yourself and take much longer to finish the job. If you want to be efficient, you must be prepared.

It would be best if you did not rely on the equipment in the house, so make sure to bring your own tools and supplies. To avoid having to lug around heavy tools, be sure to purchase compact, light supplies.

Don’t forget to bring rubber gloves, cleaning solutions, detergents, and a couple of air fresheners.

It’d also be very helpful if you make your own eco-friendly detergents. This would be like your “secret ingredient” and it’d make you stand out.

Compartmentalize

Compartmentalizing might save you a lot of time when you’re working. A simple way to compartmentalize is to divide the tasks.

So, if you’re going to polish the windows, you can either clean the ones that are in the room you’re already doing or you can scrub all the windows in the house first before moving on to the next task. You can apply this to anything else in the house.

This strategy can help you finish much faster. Working in the same room for too long might bore you and drain your energy.

This is why it's a good idea to move around the house so you stay energized and focused.

There is no one right way to clean a house, which is great because it means that you can come up with your own routine.

However, there are a few tried-and-tested strategies that can help you finish the job quickly.

Scan the house before you start cleaning to decide which rooms to clean first and make note of the things that you can multitask.

Whether you’re cleaning the windows, scrubbing the floors, wiping down counters, or doing the dishes, the above tips will help you complete each task both efficiently with minimal effort.

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