How to clean your home in one hour
Cleaning is no fun. It’s a chore most of us hate doing. But it is a chore that must be done like it or not. Now more than ever we are trying to find quicker ways to do everything. We take shortcuts and find easier solutions. That includes housework. Your experts in maid service in Philadelphia have some tips for getting your whole house clean in just one hour.
Check out these tips and see what works for you in between visits from Executive Maids:
Tip: Start at the top
No matter what room you are cleaning, clean from the top down so that dirt and dust from higher surfaces fall on lower surfaces that haven’t been cleaned yet. Dust ceiling fans, then furniture, then the floor for example. Once all the dust settles on the lowest surface (the floors) you can do your final cleanup.
Strip linens and remake beds. Clear all clutter. If you are in a hurry gather clutter in a spare basket or bin to organize later and put out of sight in a closet. Wipe down furniture, working top to bottom. Clean ceiling fans if you have them, first. Vacuum the carpet last.
Clear the counters and spray them and tubs with cleaner. Allow them to sit while you clean toilets. Clean toilet bowl as well as outside surface and toilet seat. Go back and wipe down counters and rinse tub. Clean mirrors next. Clean the floor last.
Clear all clutter. Start in one corner of the room and work around it by dusting all surfaces from top to bottom. If you have blinds and/or ceiling fans, dust those first. Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum and vacuum upholstered furniture. Vacuum floors as the last step. Use the corner attachment of your vacuum and get in corners.
Load all dirty dishes into the dishwasher and fill the sink with hot soapy water. If your stove has removable burners, place those in the water. Clear the counters. Wipe down cabinets, counters and other surfaces working top to bottom. Wipe down the appliances. Finish cleaning stove burners and put them back. Clean floors last.
When vacuuming carpeted rooms, work your way backward out of the room moving quickly and without too much overlap to save time. Vacuum, don’t sweep hard surface floors. Steam mops also make cleaning hard surfaces much faster than traditional mops and can make cleaning the floors very quick and easy. If you don’t have one, it is something you should consider investing in.
If you follow these steps you can clean your whole house in an hour. This is obviously not a deep clean but a general daily surface clean for your home. Of course, the best way to get your whole house really clean in an hour is to hire a professional maid service in Philadelphia.
Executive Maids can help get your whole house clean in a shorter time than you think.
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