With school back in session – virtual or in-person – and families adjusting schedules to accommodate the new normal of life in the age of COVID-19, saving time and maximizing efficiency is more important than ever – especially in the area of keeping your home clean and organized. The Signature Maids can help, not only with weekly or monthly cleaning services, but also with these tips to help you in between professional cleaning services.
Time Saving Tips and Tricks
While these cleaning tips and tricks are designed to help you keep your home clean in between professional cleaning by Signature Maids, they will also help you spend much less time dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing, sweeping, and more. Cleaning your home can be an overwhelming job and take up lots of time you could spend doing something more fun or more productive. Let’s explore these tips to save you time and make you more efficient when you do clean.
Use a Timer
The key to using a timer successfully for cleaning is doing it every day. In fact, you will find if you clean and declutter only 15 minutes a day, you will save lots of time on your big cleaning day.
Keep All Your Cleaning Supplies in Place
Keep all your cleaning supplies in a single location or duplicate supplies in a single location on each floor of your home. You’ll be impressed by how much time you can save by not having to got to multiple locations to gather the cleaning supplies you need.
Top to Bottom
Whenever you clean and whatever you are cleaning, always start at the top and clean downward. Dust, crumbs, allergens, and more will always fall to the floor while you clean, so always clean your floor last to avoid cleaning your floor twice.
Clean as You Go
You’ve probably heard this tip before, and it is especially true in your kitchen and your bathrooms. When prepping and cooking meals, wipe surfaces, clean spills, and toss trash as you work, placing bowls and other kitchen tools in the sink. When your meal is complete, do the dishes or load the dishwasher, after all you don’t want to have to come back to it later, when you could be enjoying time with the family. The same holds true for the bathroom, clean as you go, wiping away spills, soap scum, toothpaste, shaving cream, or makeup.
You will save lots of time if you pickup and declutter first, putting everything in its place. Next, move any furniture away from the walls. Doing so will mean faster, more effective vacuuming. Do the maintenance needed on your vacuum, keeping it clean and in good repair for better cleaning. You may want to invest in a small handheld vacuum for stairs, upholstery, and small cleanup jobs. Always empty the debris after vacuuming, so next time the need arises, you are ready to go.
Dust from the top down and always dust before you vacuum, because as previously mentioned you don’t want to have to vacuum twice. Choose a microfiber cloth for dusting as cleans most effectively, picking up dust thoroughly.
Get the Whole Family Involved
Sit down with the family and talk about what everyone can do each day to keep the house clean and tidy. Choose the method that works best for your family, whether assigning chores or having each member be responsible for his or her space and coming together for the common areas.
Call on Signature Maids
Time is more important than ever these days, and the professionals at Signature Maids can help you make the most of it with premium cleaning services when you need it. Call today to discuss your cleaning needs and discover the Signature Maids difference.