Cut Your House Cleaning Time In Half By Using An Easy Routine

By: Rick Skew

What if I were to provide you with a simple routine that will make it very easy to clean rooms that you will hardly need to spend any real time cleaning the kitchen or bathroom?

Give these ideas a go...
After dinner, scrape off and rinse all the dishes then put them into hot soapy water or into your dishwasher. Empty all of the pans and put hot soapy water in to the bottom of them (unless your dishwasher happens to do a great job on pans). If you're making use of the dishwasher - turn it on.

Now go and do something like taking a walk, read a book or Magazine, perform some exercises. When you come back, the dishes will wash a lot more easily. Before you drain out the water, wipe down the counters, stove and range-hood using the same water. This only takes 2 minutes.

Rotate wiping down the microwave, fridge, cabinets, and rubbish bin, just do a different one each week. Use Oil Soap, or something similar on wood cabinets. Don't worry about scrubbing, just a quick wipe down is good enough. If you perform these easy tasks as a daily regime, you won't need to scrub hard to wash off any build up - it will now just be a quick wipe up.

OK, now the bathroom. Keep a squeegee in your shower. Squeegee the walls each time you have finished showering. Also remember, whenever you're finished showering, take a bath wipe, or a paper towel and glass cleaner (keep them handy in the bathroom) and wipe down the sink and toilet. Just a simple wipe down. Dispose of the wipe and get to bed!

Once a week - wipe down the walls and bath using a bath cleaner, clean the toilet and clean the floor. Shine things up with some glass cleaner to provide it a professionally-cleaned look. It still should not take you in excess of 10 minutes.

A lot of people insist on making this a serious project. If you do that, you're missing the whole point of this article. Quick wipe ups - don't waste time - have a quick wipe up and get out!

The difficulty of how to clean a mattress comes up fairly often, especially if youíre expecting guests. Keep in mind that a mattress is a piece of upholstery - except that it catches and holds unpleasant creatures like dust mites, dead skin, and odors.

The very first step in cleaning your mattress will be to vacuum, and vacuum some more. Flip the mattress over and repeat the process. Do your pillows while youíre at it.

If your mattress truly needs cleaning, use an upholstery cleaner, and be careful not to soak it. A foam cleaner, or a dry cleaner would be the best choice, you do not want mold growing all over it, which you will get if you saturate it.
To eliminate odors and allergens, spray it down with an anti-allergy formula. You can perform this when you change the sheets.

Be sure youíre changing your sheets and washing them in hot water once a week. Wash or clean your blankets or comforters as needed. It is good to have washable ones so you can do them once a month. If you have "dry clean only" bedding, I would certainly suggest removing it at night when youíre going to sleep. But I guess that is a personal choice. Iím all about avoiding housework as much as possible! If you have stains which you want to get rid of, Pet stain remover works great. Honest!

Another option is to hire a cleaning contractor to come in every now and again, but this can work out expensive.

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