What’s the secret to cleaning your house fast? First, pick up, and put away anything cluttering the floor. Then, do the same with all the surfaces. The reason people have difficulty cleaning is that they have to work around all the stuff lying around the house. Clearing up the mess will make cleaning go so much faster and make your house look nice and tidy.
Next, divide your cleaning tasks into daily, weekly, and monthly ones. This will make a big difference and you’ll get the benefit of a clean home throughout the month without having to dedicate one full day to it.
For example, on a daily basis wipe down and disinfect high-traffic areas. On a weekly basis, dust shelves, wash sheets and towels, vacuum and mop floors, and clean your showers/bathtubs. On a monthly basis, clean windows, cabinets and appliances, as needed.
Create a schedule and stick to it. Designate specific cleaning activities for specific days. Try to enlist the help of family members.
To avoid going back and forth between the cleaning supply cabinet and the rooms you are cleaning, keep all of your supplies in a basket and carry it around the house with you as you clean. Always clean top-to-bottom and left-to-right so you’ll be sure to get everything done in an organized fashion.
With a checklist at hand you’ll find it easier to do the tasks or delegate them! Afterwards, you can sit back, kick your feet up and enjoy the feeling of a job well done.
Make the beds
Straighten up counters and surfaces
Wipe down counters and surfaces
Wash the dishes
Clean bathroom toilets and floors
Pick up things that are out of place
Sweep high traffic areas
Take out the garbage
Wash and dry laundry
Fold and put away laundry
Mop and vacuum
Deep clean bathrooms
Organize & clean kitchen cabinets
Deep clean appliances
Check smoke alarms