Struggling to keep up with your home?
With life being very fast-paced and many of us wearing so many different hats in our lives, allocating time and energy to keeping the house clean can seem almost impossible.
But with a few hacks, you can make the task easier to accomplish and enjoy the reward of a cleaner and tidier home.
Without further ado, here are 6 hacks that can go a long way in terms of your cleaning routine:
1. Combine & Conquer
One piece of advice is to group cleaning tasks for items that go together and tackle them at the same time. That way, when you’re done, you actually are done with a meaningful section and there’s satisfaction in that.
What do we mean?
Let’s say you’re set on cleaning the window panes; don’t leave dusting the curtains or wiping the blinds to another day. Pair these tasks so that once you’re done, you feel the satisfaction of having fully cleaned all your windows.
You’ll feel good about your progress, and you can start on a fresh section of your home the next time you’ve planned to do some cleaning.
2. Master the Art of Vacuuming
Did you know that it’s best to vacuum a room twice?
Vacuum the floor horizontally first and then follow by repeating the process vertically. This ensures that you can get the maximum dust and dirt out of your carpets.
Going slow also helps.
3. Power Up your Mop!
Still, using a basic mop and bucket? You can do better.
Try out one of our spin mops or tornado mops. Instead of wasting your energy and time wringing out water manually each time out of your mop, these mops wring themselves out for you!
All you have to do is place your mop into the dehydration basket of the accompanying bucket, and you’re sorted. The mop head rotates 360 degrees, squeezing all the water out. So you can stand back and take a break while your mop readies itself for round two!
As a bonus, the mop is also made of microfiber, which is highly efficient at absorbing water. Therefore, you’ll need to do fewer rounds of mopping in the first place, which is always a win!
4. Know When to Ditch the Bucket
In some instances, you don’t need to lug around a bucket full of water.
When you’re trying to clean your windows, for example, all you need is an easy-to-carry spray bottle filled with a mix of water and cleaning solution.
This will make the task a lot easier to carry out.
5. Have the Right Kind of Wipes Handy
Among our house cleaning products, there’s a reason why we have so many kinds of cleaning wipes.
They’re undeniably handy!
A major setback people have when it comes to cleaning is thinking of it as a daunting task that can be a pain to accomplish.
So they procrastinate on it and put it off for later. If you can avoid that feeling altogether, however, it becomes infinitely easier to keep your house clean.
One way to do this is to store wet wipes in places around your home that often get dirty. You can buy our e-cloth cleaning appliances which work fine with granite, stone, glass, or any polished surfaces. high-quality weave fiber cloth can trap dirt, grease, and debris
This way, you can immediately reach for it and wipe up a mess without having to leave the area and look for cleaning accessories. And as you know, it’s almost always easier to clean up a fresh spill or a little dirt, than to wait until it has dried out or piled up.
For example, you can make sure that your cupboard near the fridge has Fridge and Freezer Wet Wipes. Near your cooking range or stovetop, you can make sure you have Stainless Steel Wet Wipes handy. In the living room, you can place a packet of Conditioning Leather Wet Wipes. In your bathroom, you can have a packet of Bathroom Wet Wipes and so on.
This way, whenever you spill something or see dirt or dust accumulating, it won’t be a hassle to reach into a drawer or cupboard nearby and give the surface a quick clean.
When you get used to doing this, it’ll become a reflex, and won’t feel like something that takes much effort at all.
You’ll thank yourself at the end of the week when you realise you’ve been living in a relatively clean space and that there’s not a mountain of cleaning chores piled up for you to tackle.
6. Incorporate Cleaning into Another Essential Routine
What do we mean by this?
A perfect example is making a habit of cleaning the insides of your shower cubicle while you’re taking your shower!
Keep a handy scrubbing brush at the ready, and scrub the shower once you’re done scrubbing yourself.
You can then wash yourself and the cubicle off and step out refreshed while leaving behind a squeaky-clean shower! Now that’s a two-for-one deal!