5 Housekeeping Tips
Cleaning your house is a chore- but it doesn’t have to feel like one. For this post, the experts at Clean Florida wanted address a few of the ways you can make the job feel less arduous.
Downsize your products
The average consumer spends more than $650 each year on cleaning supplies—yet not all of them work as well as promised. If you’re among the many that like a clean, tidy house, you may be surprised to learn that there’s a better way.
Look under your kitchen sink. Do you have multiple cleaning supplies for each room in your home? If yes, ask yourself if you really need three bottles of glass cleaner, three bottles of bathroom cleaner and two bottles of floor cleaner.
When you’re able to consolidate what you use to tidy your home, you’ll not only save money, you’ll be more efficient.
You may also be able to ditch some of your harsh, chemical cleaning products for self-made ecofriendly products. A solution comprised of one part vinegar and two parts water is a great way to clean your windows and mirrors. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the vinegar-water mix doesn’t leave streaks.
Crank the music
One of the easiest ways to make cleaning feel like less of a chore is to add your favorite music to the task. Some people prefer to jam to Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones, while others like to dust, mop and vacuum to 90’s dance music. It’s all a matter of personal taste.
Create a path
Most experts recommend cleaning from top to bottom. If you’re starting in the kitchen, this means wiping down your cabinets, counters and stovetop and leaving the floors for last. The same holds for your living room and dining room. If you dust before you sweep and vacuum, this will help ensure your floors are as clean as possible when you’re done.
Bask in the sun
If you’re planning on spending your day indoors, it’s always best to let the light in. Open the blinds, pull back the curtains and let the sunshine do its job. Not only will this help your indoor spaces feel brighter, it will help you spot dust you may have otherwise missed.
Hire a pro
If your home needs some extra TLC and you’re concerned you don’t’ have the time to do the job yourself, call Clean Florida today to schedule a free, no-obligation housekeeping quote.