Do you know the average time that people spend cleaning their houses? 40 minutes a day!
Wondering how to keep your house clean day in and day out?
The secret is doing a little bit every day to keep messes from piling up. But how?
You have to form a habit of paying attention to the small untidy places and misplaced items in your home for a few minutes every day, and you won’t have to sacrifice your entire weekend to bring the entire house back under control. Our experienced house cleaning pros at Uncle D compiled the below useful cleaning tips and tricks that guarantee you that can have your home looking twice as spotless in half the time!
- Wash One Load of Your Laundry Daily
Developing a daily laundry habit is game-changing. Try washing, drying, and folding one load of laundry every day instead of waiting until the weekend to clean an entire week’s worth of dirty clothes. First, come up with a system, which includes the time of day that works for you (early morning or late evening) and how you will approach it (whites, darks, or bright colours together). One of the best ways is to pop a load in before heading to work, then transfer it to the dryer when you get home. Fold as soon as the buzzer goes off and put the clean clothes away. When laundry is washed throughout the week, it actually seems to get folded and put away faster usually in 5 minutes or less! Fewer clothes to fold means let time to work!
- Use Floor Mats to Reduce Dust
Carpet floor mats are usually used as entrance mats or entryway mats, especially towards your living room. Even if you are so strict with training your family to avoid wearing shoes in the house to reduce household dust, the best way to keep most of the dirt out is to place the floor mats both inside and outside of each exterior door. Not only do they add a decorative appeal, but they also help keep your home clean and serve as a reminder to you and others that you are making an extra effort to keep your floors unsoiled. When it comes to cleaning the, regularly vacuum or shake them outside every few days to eliminate loose dirt and dust that can find their way into your house.
- Sweep Your Kitchen Every Night
Given the amount of food fragments that get sprinkled, cutlery that get dropped, and pans that get spilled during a single cooking session, it is advisable to clean your kitchen floor every night before you go to bed! Since brooms and dustpans can be a tedious hassle when you wake up in the morning, save yourself the agony by using a multi-surface sweeper that is ideal for all hard floor surfaces and carpets each night to remove dirt from the kitchen floor. You can even involve your kids to do it as part of their evening routine because multi-surface sweepers are easy to operate. This trick is great for cleaning up those bothersome crumbs that collect under the counters and in hard-to-see cracks.
- Clean Carpet Stains Immediately
If you’ve just spilled a glass of wine, a cup of coffee, a bowl of soup or anything staining onto your carpet, spring into action to get rid of the stain before it soaks into the undersides and spread to other areas. You don’t need to overthink at such a moment. The trick is dissolving one tablespoon of washing up liquid into two cups of warm water, and blotting the stain until it disappears. Then sponge the carpet with cold water and blot dry. Get rid of tea or coffee stains by rubbing with toothpaste. Cleaning fresh stains immediately ensures that the stain is completely removed because the longer it rests on the carpet, the more stubborn it becomes during routine cleaning.
- Clean and Freshen Your Mattress Using Baking Soda
While it’s unmanageable to wash your mattress, this cleaning trick uses baking soda, vacuum cleaner with furniture attachment and essential oil (optional), which will have it smelling fresh! Just strip the mattress of all bedding. Put a cup of baking soda into a container, add 4-5 drops of your favourite essential oil, such as lavender, and shake! Now sprinkle the mattress copiously with the mixture and leave it to sit on the bed for about two hours for the baking soda to soak up any body oils. Then vacuum up the baking soda and your mattress will stay refreshed to ensure a good night’s sleep!
We hope these cleaning tips and tricks will translate into less time spent cleaning and more time spent doing the things you love with the people you love! For practical tips and tricks in your home, contact Uncle D Cleaning Services today.