14 Secrets to Clean Your Home in Half the Time
WE GET IT.
We love our job and our products and even WE find cleaning laborious. Why do you think we made awesome products?!
Even with excellent tools, you need to have a system to make sure you maximise your cleaning in minimum time.
We show you how.
Much like doing anything properly, cutting your cleaning time in half starts with a system. That means cleaning the house in the same order every time: Working one room at a time, starting and finishing at the same spot in a room so that you don't waste time running back and forth.
2. Clean Top to Bottom, Left to Right
Can't get the shine you want with a cat and paper towels? We suggest a professional-grade window squeegee and a drop of our famous dish soap in a bucket of water, wipe it generously on the window with a cloth, then squeegee it off. Go top to bottom and wipe the blade each time at the bottom for a window that is so clear you'll need to warn the family.
If you don't want to use a squeegee can we suggest our glass cleaner and a magical microfiber cloth:
DO use horizontal strokes and move from top to bottom.
DON'T clean a window by rubbing in circles, which can leave streaks.
DON'T wipe the glass with newspaper or paper towels, which leave a residue.
Grease lands everywhere, from politicians to on top of kitchen cabinets. Stop your dirt from multiplying with a specialist product, and remember not all of those are created equal. Try look for one that you can dilute accordingly, which means you can adjust your ratio and save money.
MINI GREASE... the MEGA SCRUB which is great for sinks too
MIDI GREASE... try our FAT DEGREASER
MAXI GREASE... like our HEAVY DUTY cleaner
8. Pet Perfection
We love our pets, but they can contribute to the general dirt of indoors. Read our previous blog on how to help curb the chaos, and prevent everyone living in the doghouse!
- Wipe it on
Psssst... To keep mould from coming back like a bad ex, open a window or use a fan when bathing. After you're done, squeegee the water off the tile walls and doors.
The might feel like an outtake from Inception, but the microwave will microwave dirt to clean the microwave.
SIMPLY... place a cup full of water in the microwave, and press START until it's boiling hot - the moisture it creates will loosens up anything on the top, sides, or bottom of the microwave, then take a damp cloth and wipe the surfaces clean.
13. Order Exists Even In A Vacuum
Listen to the professionals for effective and efficient vacuuming:
DO - do the entire length of the room in a straight row, then move over and start again at the front of the room.
DO - vacuum high-traffic areas once a week.
DO - empty the vacuum regularly.
DON'T - forget to move furniture to even out marks, sun exposure, and traffic.
14. Walk and Wipe
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- Georgina Roberts