Cleaning doesn’t have to be boring or tedious – there are things that any professional knows can seriously help with this important task. Like any household chore, it will be much more enjoyable if you do it in a smart way. So, these are the cleaning tips you need to follow from now on:
Get rid of junk in advance
It’s tempting to get right down to business (especially when you’re in the mood), but cleaning professionals swear they’ll clean up all the clutter before they start.
This isn’t about just superficial distractions. You can look through your belongings and see if there’s anything you can throw away, donate, or keep in storage. Most people like to check their closet first. It’s easy for clothes to accumulate there, and before you know it, you’re laden with items that you haven’t put to use in a long time.
A general rule of thumb is that if something hasn’t been used in the last six months or so (unless it’s a seasonal item), it’s time to throw it out. If it has also served its purpose (like a book that you’ve read several times and don’t even like anymore), it can be sold or given away. Donate your items to a local charity or give them to someone else who needs them more than you do.
Store cleaning products where you plan to use them
Have a handy basket or a container where you can put multipurpose products and rags, and then store them in a room or place where they can be easily accessed. Under the sink, in the closet, even under your own bed – there are plenty of good storage places.
Make sure you have microfiber cloths and rubber gloves
Don’t forget to stock up on those items! The former are always praised over the regular rags. They remove dirt more effectively and are, of course, reusable. They dry pretty quickly, which means bacteria is less likely to cling to them.
Gloves are essential when you need to get dirty in the bathroom or kitchen – just have one pair for each part of the house! This will reduce cross-contamination and the spread of unnecessary germs.
Introduce intermediate cleaning goals to make cleaning easier
Professional cleaners always tell their clients to clean on the fly. What does that mean? Carve out time during the day to clean your home so that when it’s time to do a general cleaning, you won’t be intimidated by such a huge task. For example, deep cleaning the bathroom will be less of a hassle if you take the time each day to clean the toilet bowl. The kitchen is another area of your home that needs a thorough cleaning, so to make it easier, always clean every time you cook or bake. It’s not just plates and pans we’re talking about here, but also the sink, countertop, and so forth.
High-traffic areas, such as the living room, should also receive some attention every day. Check for crumbs, pet hair, and dust. Every week, you can take out the mats and wipe them down outside. If possible, launder them.
Clean the dust out of your devices on a regular basis – it’s good for the overall tidiness of your home and for the performance of the equipment itself. Don’t confuse cleaning with fixing – there are teams of professionals like Smart Addiction for the latter.
Set an objective for yourself
According to some professional cleaners, it also helps to have a clear objective in mind as it will motivate you to finish the task. No matter what that goal is, whether it’s an ice cream cone or meeting up with friends on the upcoming weekend, you will have some incentive to accomplish the goal.
You can also think about how nice it will be to see your home clean and organized. Living in a clean environment has been proven to reduce stress levels, make you more creative, and help you feel more fulfilled.
The tips listed above can help you to make cleaning your apartment by yourself more efficient. You will be able to save time and effort, thus staying in a pleasant mood.