The Genuine Cleaning Hacks of the Professional House Cleaners
Chores - the one thing which always seems that would never come to an end. When the time to clean your house has come it somehow feels like you’re fighting a losing battle. So many surfaces, so many different kinds of messes and a huge variety of spots are just a few of everyone’s around the house struggles.
We all know that cleaning surely is not exactly anyone’s favourite activity, that’s why today we’ve gathered for you the best cleaning hacks which will absolutely make things much easier and vastly faster.
How to have a Spick-and-Span Home in no time
Save time and effort by following our best, most indispensable cleaning tips, which we’re about to share with you today, and ensure that whenever you have a cleaning conundrum to solve, those 11 clever hacks, used by the professionals, will come in handy no matter what you have to deal with.
Create a cleaning plan
Creating a plan might at first look as a way to procrastinate the actual tasks but in reality, this will indeed save you so much time in the long run.
Leaving the chores undone or having to cut it all off in the middle is among the most frustrating things - no matter if we’re talking about cleaning or whatever else that may come into mind.
So start by managing your tasks, according to the time you can dedicate to cleaning. Remember - once you’ve chosen the time frame - do not fall for distractions. Put your phone and all of your social media accounts away and stay focused for that half an hour or so.
Organizing and prioritizing your cleaning tasks will definitely make the whole cleaning process a lot easier and much smoother.
Have in mind that each and every professional cleaner would never go for an end of tenancy cleaning without a proper cleaning plan.
So don’t ever underestimate this essential step.
This tip can be a lifesaver if you have to share your place with another human being. No matter if you’re living with a roommate, a friend or your significant other, it is really important for all of you to know and agree upon what the definition of clean in this home is.
Everyone has a different idea of what this adjective actually means. Some consider only a sparkling spotless home to be a clean one, while for others doing the laundry, washing the dishes and taking out the garbage once in a while is more than enough.
So in case, you are not a professional cleaner or you’re not living with one, ask yourself what clean and organized really means to you and stick to it.
And if by any chance you want to know what perfectly clean and spotlessly bright is supposed to look like, book our professional cleaning services, which are available all around London.
Always use the right cleaning product
If you’re going to clean your home alone, stock up well on cleaning products because you do need a variety of them.
No, a bathroom tile cleaner can not be used to clean your wooden flooring, your carpet or to wipe down the mirrors.
The right products get the job done more effectively and efficiently for you, so don’t try to avoid them and do not use the one-fits-all approach - it simply won’t work.
As much as we love the DIY cleaning methods mainly because of the lack of chemicals, the truth is that if you want the job to be properly done and to achieve tremendous results, when you have to deal with stubborn spots and smudges, you do need a professional cleaning product made precisely for this purpose or a professional cleaning team, rated Excellent on Trustpilot, who knows how to make your home lavishly bright and spotlessly clean - the choice is all yours.
Basically, Speed Cleaning is exactly what it sounds like - you have to rapidly clean just the most visible surfaces and forget about the rest.
Yes, this is a thing and sometimes even professionals have to use this method at their own home. The irony is that when cleaning is the thing you do for a living, your house can often be far from perfect, so when unexpected guests are coming over, you have no other choice but to think fast and make the best and the most of the situation in the nick of time.
That’s the only time when our colleagues have to use the speed cleaning technique.
Those are their directions on how to do it right.
All the clutter can be put in a single room (most commonly bedroom since your friends won’t be invited in there), dirty dishes should be staged in the dishwasher and don’t even think about the mess left on the top of the fridge, the inside of the oven or behind the coffee maker.
Vacuuming is not an option since if done properly, it’s quite time consuming, so sweep up the floor with a broom and finish it with a mop, and remember to hit the places that are most visible like the kitchen countertops, the table in the living room and the shiny surfaces in the bathroom by wiping them all with a damp cloth.
Don’t forget to clean the doormat and wipe the vestibule as a whole, since this is the first thing that your guests see as they enter into your home.
Pro-Tip: Since music is considered to be some sort of a doping, don’t hesitate to use it, whatever the genre, as long as it motivates you and gives you rhythm, and don’t worry that you’ll be exhausted after the rapid cleaning because doing chores is proven to be an adrenaline and a mood booster
The Doormat(s) can spare you a lot of hassle
Since we already mentioned your doormat in the previous paragraph, now is the perfect time to tell you more about this essential item.
A simple (or why not unique or cheerful) doormat can easily become your new best friend when it comes to keeping the dirt out of your home, so make sure you have at least two of them. Place one outside in front of your doorstep and another one inside on your entrance hall and you’re all set.
Whatever the weather or the season might be, this tip is among the most useful in our list. Doormats will keep the dirt outside your home (and logically away from the hard to be cleaned flooring as well).
This hack will save you so much time and effort when it comes to dealing with the muddy traces and the salty, snowy boots’ marks, which invite themselves over every time you’re walking around your home without wiping your feet first.
Just make sure to clean your doormats regularly because they can work both ways and if not maintained properly doormats can contribute to the mess inside your home instead of preventing it.
Fill your dishwasher with everything but dishes
Dishwashers can be used for so much more than simply washing the dishes. So don’t hesitate to run an everything-but-plates load.
Use yours to dust off all sorts of knick knacks made of glass, like mason jars, flower vases and candle globes.
Actually, pretty much anything which is glass or ceramic can be washed in the dishwasher.
Plastic and rubber items like toys, hangers, soap dishes, and so much more can be cleaned in there as well with zero effort required - not to mention how much time this cleaning hack will save you.
Just remember to avoid putting meltable plastics, wooden utensils and cutting boards in your dishwasher at all cost.
Skip the bucket
We’ve all been through the nightmare of flooring cleaning when the dirty water in the bucket in which we sink the mop only makes more of a mess thanks to the inevitable spilling around.
In order to avoid this altogether, you can try using this bucketless mopping technique.
Find a spray bottle, fill it with diluted cleaning solution and stick to a microfiber mop. Sprinkle the floor and wipe it out.
That’s it - no more spilling and extra efforts to clean the spots left by the dirty water.
Learn how to Vacuum the Right Way
If you want to do this efficiently and effectively, remember to always first vacuum your flooring horizontally and then vertically in order to get all of the trapped dirt.
The vast majority of cleaning experts around the globe, among whom we don’t hesitate to put our colleagues as well, agree that vacuuming carefully and slowly is the only right approach to this situation and that it is essential in order to ensure picking up all of the dirt particles.
So take your time and don’t rush through it if you want to actually make your home cleaner.
Why Laundry Bags are the perfect Dishwasher’s Hack
When it comes to laundering delicate items like silk dresses and lingerie in the washing machine, laundry bags are literally a lifesaver. But those splendid little things can do wonders in the dishwasher as well.
We all have to deal with those tiny items which we precariously place into the dishwasher and that somehow always inevitably end up near the drain at the machine’s very bottom. Now you can put a stop to this little nightmare by using this clever cleaning hack.
Simply put all of the small items you want to wash up into a laundry bag and place it on the top rack, then just run the load through as normal. That’s it.
The best part is that if you don’t have a laundry bag at hand, there’s no need to make further investments since you can simply use your pillowcase instead (the same goes when laundering fine items e.g. your bras in the washing machine).
Pro-Tip: You can use this hack when you want to wash your children’s toys (as it will do both - clean and sanitize them) or any other small plastic or rubber items that you’ve decided to simply leave to the dishwasher to deal with.
Why and How you should Clean the Inside of your Dishwasher
Since the dishwasher does so much for you, it’s only logical that its inside has to be cleaned as well, especially if you use it not only for washing up dishes as we’ve already suggested in the clever hacks above.
The following simple cleaning method will remove all of the nasty gunk and residue that’s lurking on the inside of your dishwasher.
First set a small dishwasher-safe bowl on the top rack of your empty dishwasher and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Close your dishwasher and run a complete wash cycle on the hottest setting. When the first wash cycle is finished, sprinkle a handful of baking soda onto the bottom of the machine and run it through another quick wash cycle by once more picking the hottest water setting.
This should be enough to enjoy a spotlessly clean dishwasher but in case you’re struggling with mould or mildew, there’s an optional extra step, consisting of one final wash - this time with bleach.
Simply add one full coffee cup of bleach to the bottom of the dishwasher and run a full wash cycle on the hottest setting. But remember - do not use this method if your dishwasher has a stainless steel interior, since the bleach can permanently damage and discolour its surface.
Clean and Freshen the Mattress on your own
The terrifying truth is that all of the dead skin and sweat we are exuding is stuck in our mattresses and only adds up over time. That’s why it is mandatory to professionally clean your mattress at least twice a year. Still, you can use this hack between those throughout cleanups.
You can give your mattress a new lease on life by using nothing but baking soda and natural essential oils.
This chemical-free cleaning hack is proven to eliminate moisture, odours, dirt, dust mites, and any other unwelcome substances.
All you need in order to make your very own magical Mattress Cleaning Powder is to mix one cup baking soda with 4-5 drops of essential oils.
Lavender e.g. will help you sleep better, while the tee tree is proven to be antibacterial, and sandalwood can be used to calm nerves and help you focus… or you can simply pick the scent which suits you best - the choice is all yours.
Combine the baking soda and the preferred essential oils in a jar, make small holes in its lid and screw it on. Shake the mix in the jar for several seconds in order to distribute the oils into the baking soda and sprinkle the blend directly onto your bare mattress.
Leave it to work its magic for at least an hour and that’s it - your mattress should become fresh, clean and as good as new.
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And since we have a few more cleaning hacks up our sleeves, read on, and make maintaining your home much easier.