Top Three Cleaning Secrets from the Pros
Ever wonder why a professional cleaning job feels so much different than when you do it? What do professionals know that you don’t know? How do they get things so clean so quickly? This article exposes their secrets so you can enjoy a professionally cleaned home without the expense.
Secret #1 Time it.
When you clean chances are you probably wander from task to task. In fact, cleaning out your closet can likely take an entire day. You get distracted by the items you find. Your children need your help. You get an urge for French fries and have to run out or you get a phone call from your sister. All of this means it is going to take you much longer to clean than it should.
Give yourself a set amount of time to get the job done. Then stick to it. For example, give yourself no more than an hour to clean out that closet. Not sure you can do it? Reward yourself if you meet your goal.
Focused cleaning time means you’ll pay more attention to what you’re doing. You’ll do a better job cleaning and you’ll get it done quickly. When you set a time limit you won’t suddenly call your sister. You won’t get distracted by a television program and you won’t run out for French fries.
Secret #2 Make it fun.
Cleaning fun? Well it doesn’t have to be a drag. Listen to music. Open the windows and use cleaning products that make you feel good. Organic or natural cleaning products won’t affect your eyes or lungs. And they smell great too.
Secret #3 Buy good cleaning supplies and tools
Speaking of cleaning products…In addition to buying natural cleaning products, make sure you’re using cleaning products that work. Spending a little extra money on a good cleaning product actually saves you money. If you buy a cheap product that doesn’t work or isn’t the right product for the job, you end up using more of it. You waste the product and you still don’t get your home clean.
Additionally, make sure you have the right tools for the job. For example an old toothbrush is a great tool for cleaning tough corners or grout. A good mop saves time. And a vacuum cleaner with the right attachments means you are able to get every piece of dirt.
And remember, you don’t always need a new cleaning product for every room and task. Surface cleaner for your kitchen will clean the surfaces in your bathroom too. Abrasives for your stovetop work for your bathtub too.
Want to know what else professional cleaners do? They:
- Group similar tasks
- Have a tote to organize and contain their cleaning products
- Dress for the job
Embrace these handy secrets and you too can have a home that shines. Professionals focus, they get the job done quickly and they use the right tools. That’s all there is to it.