How to clean your house- just 6 steps to follow

Jul 18
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When I was a little kid, I used to help my mother with small house cleaning tasks. Before I did this, I didn’t understand how much housework my mother actually did! Today, when I clean my house, it feels like a never- ending task. Cleaning the house can be a complex task and one that requires some planning. The best thing to do, is to get everyone who lives in the house on board, so the jobs are easier – and you get them done faster.

Here’s How To Clean Your House Quickly

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Here are some of the ways you can clean your house quickly.

  • 1. Draft a complete plan on how to clean the house
  • 2. Begin with the bathroom
  • 3. Move on the kitchen
  • 4. Next clean the bedrooms
  • 5. Target the general living area
  • 6. Finish up

Breaking Down- How To Keep Your House Clean

Let’s take a look at the whole story on how to keep your house clean.

1. Draft A Complete Plan

Draft A Complete Plan on how to clean your house

A house has many target areas and if you don’t work according to a plan, there’s a possibility you’ll end up leaving important tasks behind. Therefore, a great idea is to make a plan, before you start.

Planning includes the time you can give to the cleaning tasks and the kind of cleaning required. Cleaning can take hours, so make sure you plan to do it on a day when you’ve got plenty of free time to spare.

If you’re extra busy, it’s much easier to clean the house every day, a little bit at a time. This includes areas such as the bedroom and living room, where a quick tidy-up each day means less work for you, in the long run.

The next step is to create a checklist of the tasks to be done and assign various jobs to the members of your household helping with the chores.

2. Cleaning the Bathroom

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You can begin with the bathroom. You have to target the toilet, the bath tub and the shower area, the sink, the mirror and the confined areas of the bathroom.

The Toilet

  • Cleaning a toilet might just be the worst task in the list of house cleaning, so get it out of the way first.
  • Remember to wear plastic gloves for proper hygiene.
  • Use some toilet cleaner and scrub over the bowl with a toilet brush. Once you’re finished scrubbing, you can give it a flush.
  • For the outer areas, take a disinfecting spray and use paper towel to clean them thoroughly.

The Shower or Tub

Next up is the shower or bath:

  • Coat all surfaces with the bathroom cleaner of your choice, again wearing rubber gloves to protect your hands.
  • Thoroughly scrub the surfaces with a damp cloth or scourer.
  • Rinse all the cleaning product from the surface.
  • Follow the process with anti bacterial cleaner and wipe it over with a dry cloth.

The Sink

Now you can target the sink. For this, you’ll simply have to repeat the process of cleaning the bath tub or shower.

Mirror

To clean a mirror, follow the steps below:

  • Use a disinfectant spray on the mirror and a paper towel or appropriate cloth to wipe away the marks.
  • For an environmentally friendly method, you can use vinegar with the water. Put the mixture on the mirror and use an old newspaper to clean the mirror.

3. Cleaning the Kitchen

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We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so it makes sense to keep it spotlessly clean.

Let’s take a look at the easy steps.

  • Put all the utensils in the dishwasher or wash them by hand in the sink, if they’re not dishwasher friendly.
  • Once you’ve finished, dry them all with a cloth.
  • Clean the benches and surrounding areas with soapy water and a cloth or a kitchen cleaning product, then wipe dry with paper towels.
  • Remember to clean the appliances, as these things go unnoticed in our routine life. Take a disinfectant spray, use it over the target area and take a paper towel to clean the appliance. For the outer areas that are not electronic, you can also use soapy water and rinse with a clean sponge.
  • Next you can arrange the cabinets neatly. The easiest way to do this is to stack similar items and find a place for all dinnerware, utensils and containers.

4. Cleaning the Bedroom

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Cleaning your bedroom completely requires  lot of attention and hard work.  Let’s begin:

  • You can begin with organizing the clutter in the room. Keep a laundry bag with you, to dispose of all the things you don’t require.
  • Now you can make your bed. For a neat appearance, take off the dirty linen and replace it with fresh sheets and pillow cases. Top with a fresh doona or blanket.
  • Now head towards the closet, as after a long and busy week, it might be screaming for a clean up as well. Take all the clothes out, before hanging or folding everything away neatly, to make it easier.
  • The last step is to ensure your room is free of dust and dirt. For this, you need to vacuum the floor and wipe over all surfaces with a duster or cloth.

5. Cleaning the Living Area

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Start with the floor

Different kinds of floors require different cleaning methods . It could be wood, ceramic, carpet or linoleum. A vacuum cleaner is the easiest option for most floors. Plus, a vacuum cleaner is a necessity if you have pets in your house.

If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner you can try the alternative method of using a dry or wet mob. Floors made with tiles and marble are ideal for mopping. For stubborn stains, use a scrubbing brush to remove them, before mopping.

The Furniture

Small dust particles settle on the furniture in your living room, so it’s important to clean each piece.  You can do this with the vacuum cleaner or with a wet sponge, depending on the material of the furniture. Wooden furniture, on the other hand, can be handled in a different way. You can use glass spray, sprinkle it on the furniture and clean it effectively. Wipe it with the dry cloth to finish.

Arrange the Furniture

Once you’ve finished the floor cleaning, you can arrange the room so that everything looks neat, tidy and in its place. This includes shelves with ornaments and books, as well as coffee tables and TV cabinets.

6. The Wrap Up

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Last, but not the least, are the finishing touches. Make sure you take all the garbage bags out to be collected and place sheets, clothes and towels in the washing machine.

Final Word

When you follow the steps above to clean your house, you’ll have it done a short amount of time, so you can continue with your life in a fresh, sparkling environment.

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