No one likes a dirty house. A clean home and an
orderly environment help us to think more clearly and to enjoy our
lives a lot more than we would if we lived in a pig pen (my mother
used to refer to my room with that friendly term). This article
will provide you with 5 helpful cleaning tips as well as a
recommendation for cleaning services. Cleaning services are not
always necessary for your homeóalthough they are wonderful--but if
you have a business, a warehouse or even a condo they are necessary
and should be chosen carefully.
1) From the Top Down
If you have a home or an apartment with multiple
levels, then this tip applies especially to you! Whether you are
cleaning for spring or fall, you should always begin your tidy-up
process from the highest level of your house. Okay, so you donít
have to start in the attic unless you are really ambitious, but at
least start from the top inhabitable floor of your home.
That way you wonít have to back track through rooms
that you have already cleaned and it will be easier to prioritize
the Ďjunkí that you can get rid of once you know the contents of
your entire house. This process does not have to occur all at once!
Select a month when you have some extra time and clean two or three
rooms every weekend during that particular month. You will be
surprised at how fast your home begins to sparkle, not to mention
that everything will smell great! Also, if you donít have time to
tackle the chores by yourself, consider cleaning services.
Professional cleaning services can often be obtained for low prices
and are most certainly worth the price that you pay.
2) Take it Easy-This Tip is Important!
Many avid cleaners love to go straight for their wire
brushes and their most potent chemical cleaners, assuming that the
harder they scrub the cleaner their house will be. This, of course,
isnít always true. A wise cleaner will use the mildest scrubbers
and cleaners possible and work towards more potent methods if
necessary. You might be surprised to know that with regular
vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice (used separately) you can clean
many items more effectively than you could clean those same items
with more expensive household cleaners. Lemon juice is a favorite
of many non-abrasive cleaning gurus. It smells great and works
effectively. You may also be interested in the type of scents and
cleaners that cleaning services would provide if they came to clean
3) Wet then Dry? Dry then Wet?
The debate continues; should you start with the dry
jobs (i.e. vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, etc.) or with the wet jobs
(glass cleaner, mopping, using additional wet cleaners)? This is of
course fairly obvious when it comes to sweeping and mopping but it
is recommendable that the other dry jobs be done first as well. By
doing this, you will increase your chance of getting rid of at least
most of the dust in your home so you wonít have to deal with an even
stickier mess when you get around to your wet cleaning.
Donít feel like you have time to clean the way that
you would like to? Again, consider professional cleaning services.
4) Time Heals All Wounds
Take a little time to learn which cleaners work the
best once they have sat for 5-15 minutes and have another cleaning
job in mind which you can accomplish during that time period. This,
or course is more of a time management tip than a cleaning one, but
when it comes to cleaning speed is second only to quality. Also, if
you would like your cleaning done fast, look no further than
professional cleaning services.
5) Sooner is Better
The golden rule of cleaning is to get spots and
stains out while they are still fresh. Even the toughest grease or
ketchup stains will come out without effort if you catch them in
their beginning stages.