10 Need-to-know Cleaning Techniques For You
Everyone despises cleaning, yet everyone appreciates a clean house. So, is there a quick method to clean your house?
With the coronavirus still endangering the health of many people—and many people spending more time at home than ever before—keeping your house clean regularly has never been more critical. However, just because you're cleaning your house more frequently doesn't imply you should spend more time doing it. We, QueenBee, are here to provide you with sanitizing advice that will help you save money, time, and your sanity in the future.
To make the most of your time and clean your house quickly, follow this step-by-step approach based on years of hard-earned experience:
1. Clean the entire house rather than a single room at a time
Cleaning is considerably more efficient if you choose one activity (dusting, vacuuming, mopping) and repeat it in every area of the house, rather than cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms in that order. This way, you won't feel like you're stuck in a never-ending cleaning cycle, doing the same work.
2. Fill a caddy with all of your cleaning materials
Having everything you need to clean in one portable location, whether a bucket, caddy, or bag, makes the work much more manageable. You won't have to waste time hunting for equipment while cleaning, and you won't have to worry about collecting them before your next cleaning session.
3. Get rid of the mess
Go around each area and clear up the debris before you begin cleaning. Consider if you should put each thing away, discard it, or donate it as you pick it up – magazines, well-read paperbacks, worn shoes, etc.
4. Clean and disinfect the counters and other surfaces
Wipe clean all hard surfaces in your home, including worktops, appliances, and cupboards, as well as doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes, and telephones. Some surfaces should be disinfected, especially those that might spread germs to people's fingers and faces. To produce a safe disinfection solution, mix one-fourth to a half cup of white or apple cider vinegar with a cup of water.
5. Vacuum and dust
Make sure the ceiling fans are switched off before you begin dusting. Dust picture frames, handrails, knickknacks, and television screens, as well as the tops of furniture and the undersides of shelves. For hard-to-reach areas like top shelves blinds and, tie a microfiber cloth to the end of a mop or broom. Before vacuuming, change the bedding in the bedrooms.
6. Concentrate on the baths, sinks, and toilets
Start with the kitchen sink, then go on to the bathroom sinks, tubs, and toilets. Allow just a few minutes for the cleaner to dissolve the debris and stains. After that, go back to the kitchen and begin cleaning. Don't forget to clean the microwave's interior. Toilets that are clean last the longest.
Make sure your waste disposal is in good operating order while you're in the kitchen. Click here for some helpful DIY trash disposal cleaning ideas if you're unsure how to clean garbage disposal.
7. If you take something out, put it back in its place
Doesn't it appear to be superficial? When you've finished with something, could you return it to its original location?
However, as most of us know, this does not always occur. While it may take some time to adjust, implementing this rule with yourself and your family will result in a much cleaner home.
Consider it this way: if you're consistent with putting things away in the moment, you won't have to spend as much time cleaning!
8. Use a toothbrush and some vinegar to clean your keyboard
The number of germs that reside on your computer keyboard will astound you. In a 2018 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, researchers identified bacteria strains ranging from Bacillus (which may cause various illnesses) to Staphylococcus aureus on several keyboards (which can cause upper respiratory tract infections).
What's the good news? It's pretty easy to clean and disinfect. "To remove germs, dip a toothbrush in a half-vinegar, half-water solution and scrub on and between keys," explains Liz O'Hanlon, director of Metro Cleaning Ltd, a professional cleaning company located in the United Kingdom.
9. Clean your microwave with steam
It'll take a lot of elbow grease to get rid of that stuck-on mess from when you tried to reheat your leftover pasta. Fortunately, miniature steam may help make the work a lot simpler.
"Place a basin of hot water inside your microwave and set it to 5 minutes to clean it without scrubbing," recommends Justin Carpenter, owner of house cleaning firm Tucson Maids. Carpenter adds that the steam produced by boiling the water loosens the filth in your microwave, making it easier to wipe it away using a towel.
10. Make cleaning a team effort
One of the most effective methods to clean a house quickly is to make it a team effort. Make time for your family ahead of time and assign responsibilities to each family member. Working together may make cleaning more enjoyable, and your home will be spotless in no time.
Check on house maintenance problems, such as a broken sink that might cause water damage while you're cleaning.
To make the most of your time and clean your house quickly, follow this step-by-step instruction by QueenBee right now.
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