It seems like we’re all cleaning more often these days – whether it’s because everyone is spending more time at home or we’re constantly trying to disinfect all of our surfaces. But, let’s face it – the last thing we want to do is spend the entire day scrubbing, dusting, and mopping.
So if you’re wondering how to clean your house fast, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve reached out to cleaning experts living in Texas all the way to those living in New Jersey for their best advice. Check out these 8 time-saving tips to help you address that mess in no time.
1. Sweep every day. Sure, this might sound counterintuitive, but by sweeping your floors every day, you are preventing any dirt or crumbs from turning into grime or becoming stuck on the floor – that will ultimately take you longer to mop up when you do mop. – Home Clean Heroes
2. Make every move count. Work your way around the room once from left to right, cleaning from top to bottom. Carry your tools/supplies with you in either a caddie or an apron. This avoids multiple trips across and around the room to get your cleaning products and saves both time and energy. – Maids On A Mission
3. Cut out clutter, ruthlessly. Put on some edgy music, assume your toughest crime-fighter expression, and show that clutter what you’re made of. Getting rid of things can be really tough, so get yourself into a ruthless mindset before you even begin. Tackle one room at a time and divide things into sections: keep, give-away, and garbage – you can also create a ‘think-about-it’ pile to revisit in a few days, to make sure you didn’t get too ahead of yourself during your initial attack. – Mother Nature’s Cleaning
4. Store your cleaning supplies together and keep them where you will use them. You are much more likely to clean as you go if you have easy access to the products and tools necessary to do so. For this reason, I keep a small bucket with an all-purpose cleaner, some cloths, and basic brushes under every sink. Then when tackling a whole room I carry the bucket with me so I’m not walking back and forth searching for a left-behind spray bottle or sponge. – All Star Cleaning Services
5. Sweep your handmade rugs before vacuuming. Sweeping your rug improves its health by loosening dust and debris from the pile and top of your rug. Always sweep in the direction of the pile and vacuum without the beater brush – Behnam Rugs
6. Clean stopped up drains with plain old dish soap. After each use or at the end of the day, take your dish soap and coat the round of any drain, going around 2-3 X’s with the soap. Let sit overnight. Then Voila – all gone! This works in any drain. – HAYS Cleaning, Inc
7. Use specialty microfiber cleaning cloths. These cloths will help you clean smarter and prevent cross-contamination. Each cloth is designed to clean a specific type of surface or area of your home (streak-free windows cloth, dusting cloth, scrub cloth, all-purpose cloth, kitchen cloth, and bathroom cloth). Fold your microfiber cloth in 4 (in half and then in half again) so you’ll have 8 cleaning sides and fewer cloths to wash. Switch sides as needed during your cleaning. – Cleaning Studio
8. Focus on tasks you can easily do. This means tasks like dusting, vacuuming, and light cleaning. Avoid cleaning tasks that require specific expertise, unique cleaning solutions, or specialized, professional equipment. Cleaning projects such as carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and tile, stone, and grout cleaning cannot be effectively accomplished with common household products and equipment, and can actually be damaged quite easily. These things are best left to professionals, who will provide a better result, may actually save you money by preventing damage, and will certainly save you time! – All County Chem-Dry