How to clean home and keep it clean the whole time

One of the must-do things to optimize your home life and psyche is clearing out dirt and generally cleaning up your home. In the process, you get a pile of garbage out of your sight and mind which can help lighten up your day. Not only will your environment be congested if you don’t do it, but so will your thoughts. It’s also worth noting the health and wellbeing advantages.

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Home cleaning

A dust-free house is one where allergens, bacteria, and other pollutants are kept to a minimum. All you’ll need is a mop, a long scrub brush, a vacuum, and plenty of cleaning supplies. Let’s take a look at a few tips on how to efficiently clean your home.

Getting Started

While you’d want to start cleaning your house one room at a time, it is better to select one task (mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming) and repeat it in every room/corner in the house. That way, your house cleaning process would be more efficient and you won’t feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending cleaning cycle, repeating the same work over and over.

It is better to begin with picking up and clearing out the clutter around the house. As you take up each item, consider if you should put it away, throw it away, or donate it — newspapers, well-read paperbacks, worn shoes, and so on. This will make your cleaning process faster and more efficient.

Remove dust from surfaces and also ensure the ceiling fans are switched off before you begin dusting. Dust the tops of furniture and the undersides of shelves, as well as handrails, photo frames and other wall hangings, trinkets, and television screens, mirrors, glass surfaces, etc. It is recommended for some of such surfaces to be disinfected, especially those that could spread germs to people’s fingers and faces. Mix one-fourth to a half cup of white or apple cider vinegar with a cup of water to make a harmless disinfecting solution.

Make Use Of A Mop

A mop is useful in different ways during a house cleaning process. During the dusting process, some areas or spots can be hard to reach and they might be harboring hugely accumulated amounts of dust. A mop is useful in reaching these spots. Simply tie a microfiber cloth to the end of a mop for these hard-to-reach spots like blinds and upper shelves in order to clean them effectively.

Before cleaning the floor with a mop, it is advisable to first sweep the area to clear out grit, hair, and other large particles that can hinder the efficient use of a mop. To use a mop,

  • Fill a bucket with warm or tepid water
  • Squirt the water on the floor, a squirt or two is enough to avoid leaving residues behind and making the floor look dull
  • It is best to begin mopping to the furthest corner of the room and work your way backward to the entryway thereby preventing you from mopping yourself into a corner. After each 4-by-4-foot area has been cleaned, rinse the mop. Don’t make use of copious amounts of water as it not only can sleep into the floors but prevent getting rid of dirt effectively
  • Flip it frequently to prevent soil from being redeposited on the floor.
  • Replace your bucket with new water as soon as it becomes murky

The Long Scrub Brush Is Good For Effective Dirt Removal

Have a long scrub brush on hand for tough stains because mop, cloth, and sponge won’t always work. Scrub brushes are excellent for cleansing the bathtubs or bathroom floor and walls, as well as the sink and grout on tile floors.

It is also recommended to make use of disinfectants like cider vinegar along with the scrubbing brush for effective removal of stubborn stains and also to get rid of odors and microorganisms like fungi.

  • Begin at the farthest end of the floor from the entryway. Soak a scrubbing brush in the cleaning solution and wring it out to eliminate any excess liquid.
  • Scrub a 2- to a 3-foot portion of the floor in a back-and-forth or circular motions toward the entrance, moving slowly. When the scrubbing brush becomes dry or filthy, submerge it in the mixture and scrub until the floor is completely clean.
  • Rinse the cleaning solution residue from the cleansed area of the floor. Dry the floor with a towel.

Make sure you have a good vacuum cleaner

A good vacuum cleaner makes cleaning simple and straightforward. They can be the most expensive household cleaning item but they are becoming more popular because of their efficiency. Both hard and soft surfaces, such as carpet, floors, walls, and upholstery, are vacuumed.

  • Before using the vacuum cleaner, it is important to examine the region where the vacuum collects dirt. It’s usually a removable and reusable canister in newer ones. If the bag is full, you should replace it. The vacuum will not be able to take up dirt effectively if the deposit area is filled.
  • Adjust your vacuum’s height to fit your carpet in order to allow for effective dirt suctioning
  • Turn on the vacuum and use gentle, steady strokes to move it forward and backward over your carpet
  • When vacuuming, don’t worry about getting into every nook and corner. Simply keep moving through the home, vacuuming every carpeted room in a single pass
  • To clean corners and beneath the edges of furniture, use the vacuum’s attachments, such as the simple hose with interchangeable ends. For these kinds of operations, most vacuum cleaners come with a set of attachments. It’s a good idea to undertake this extra cleaning so that your room’s typical airflow doesn’t carry dirt into your freshly cleaned areas.

Remember to clean your cleaning equipment on a regular basis

Maintaining your cleaning products is an often ignored aspect of cleaning the house. If you don’t keep your cleaning equipment in good order, you’ll have to spend more time getting it back into shape. Always clean equipment before storing it, and keep it in a dry location.