There are very few people in the world who actively enjoy cleaning. But at the end of the day, it’s a task that all of us need to engage with if we want to live in hygienic and pleasant homes. Now, keeping your House Spotless Clean can seem like a never-ending task. It’s easy to feel like you’re in a constant and ongoing battle with dirt, dust, and grime. But there are a few things that you can do to give yourself the best chances of coming out of this situation a winner. Here are just a few pieces of advice that should help you to keep your House Spotless Clean at all times!
Put an End to Procrastination
Sure, it can be easy to put off plans of cleaning. The majority of us will do this on a regular basis. For some of us, it takes an actual event or occasion to push us into action – we’ll have a friend visiting or we might be holding an event. But in this situation, we’ll generally end up rushing, feeling under pressure, and regretting agreeing to whatever it may be that we have agreed to. Because we’ve put cleaning off for so long, chances are that there will be a whole lot of work to do too, worsening the entire situation. Don’t allow this to happen. By putting an end to procrastination and tackling cleaning as and when it should really be done, your home will be spotless at any given moment. You’ll be able to accept unexpected visitors happily and with open arms, rather than rushing around to clear things up before they get through the door.
- Create a schedule – some cleaning needs to be carried out regularly. Some only needs to be tackled occasionally. Creating a schedule will help you to keep on top of what you should be doing and when.
- Stick to the schedule – it’s all good and well having a schedule, but if you ignore it, what’s the point? Set reminders on your phone, note particular cleaning tasks down in your calendar and push yourself to actually tick them off your to-do list.
Keep Well Stocked on Cleaning Products
Dedicate a cupboard to cleaning products and make sure it’s always well stocked. Many people put the cupboard beneath their sink to this purpose. Some products that you should always have in-stock include:
- Bleach – bleach is a cleaning basic. Sure, it shouldn’t be used on certain surfaces. But it can be great for tasks that really need a good clean, such as the toilet.
- Oven cleaner – the insides of our ovens are often neglected. But when you have food heated up in a small space, there’s bound to leak and mess over time. Oven cleaner can remove even the most baked on grime.
- Drain unblocker – where there’s a drain, there’s potential for a blockage. Whether that’s the drain in your kitchen (which can become blocked by remnants of food, oil, or thick liquids) or the drain in your bathroom (which is most likely to become clogged by hair). Drain unblocker is a thick, powerful formula that can help to clear blockages away.
- Vinegar – vinegar is an all-purpose cleaning solution that comes in extremely handy when cleaning appliances like the dishwasher or washing machine.
- Wood polish – chances are that you have a few wooden surfaces in your home. Whether these are tabletops, bookcases, shelves, or other surfaces, polish will help to shine them up.
- Glass cleaner – every home also has a glass of some sort. You’ll be able to use glass cleaner to clean your windows, as well as shower doors, sliding doors, or decorative glass features. It also works a treat on mirrors, keeping your House Spotless Clean inside and out!
- Disinfectant – if you have wooden floors, tile floors, or laminate floors, disinfectant is a must. This is generally diluted with water and can then be used to mop these types of flooring down.
Ensure You Have the Right Tools
It’s one thing having the right products to clean your home, it’s another having the right tools. You can have all of the disinfectant, bleach, and polish in the world, but if you have no means of using it, it’s no good! Here are just a few of the basic tools every household should invest in.
- A broom – if you have any hard floors, they’re going to gather dust over time. Chances are that you might spill crumbly food or other bits and bobs on them too. Having a broom handy allows you to collect all of the debris up into a neat pile.
- A dustpan and brush – once the debris is in a pile, you’ll need something to get it up with. A dustpan and brush will allow you to scoop the bits up and dispose of them.
- A mop and bucket – once your floors are clear of dirt and dust, you’re going to want to mop them down. There are various styles of mop out there, so do your research before investing to make sure you choose the best for you and your floors. You’ll need a bucket too!
- A vacuum – if you have carpets or rugs, a vacuum is a must. This will help you to vacuum up any dirt, dust, or debris.
- A variety of cloths and sponges – there are so many types of cloths and sponges out there, it’d be nigh on impossible to mention them all in one bullet point. But the point is that each has a different purpose and it’s a good idea to invest in a few. Different cloths for cleaning windows, wiping down work surfaces, and polishing will all come in handy.
These are just a few tips and tricks that will enable you to keep your House Spotless Clean. Sure, you’ll still have to put the effort in and do the work, but the above steps will ensure you have everything at hand to do the job justice. If you’d rather let someone else take the hard work off your hands and bring their own supplies and equipment contact us at (561) 270-4470.