Cleaning is a necessary evil but there are a few strategies that make it easier and more effective.
1. Pick up first. It’s harder to clean an area if it’s cluttered.
2. If you’re short on time and have to choose, go for what makes the biggest difference or what makes you feel the best. But do something – don’t wait until later because you can’t do it all.
3. As much as possible, clean the way that works best for you. Some people like doing a little each day; some like to get it all over with in one afternoon. Sometimes you don’t have a choice, but if you do, do it your way!
4. Be sure you have all the tools you need – duster, broom, mop, etc. If something is broken or missing, replace it! And be sure your tools are in a convenient location.
5. Keep products together in a cleaning caddy that you can take from room to room. If they’re scattered everywhere, it will mean more time and effort to do simple tasks.
6. If you can, clean during the day when it’s bright. If you have to do it at night, turn the lights on and make the area you’re cleaning as bright as possible. You have to be able to see what you’re doing.
7. Vacuum or sweep before you mop.
8. Dust before you vacuum.
9. Do the chore you hate the most first.
10 Vacuum slow so the vacuum can do its job. If you go too fast, it won’t pick up as much dirt.
What are your techniques for making cleaning easier?