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 well-being advantages.
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.
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 by 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 prevents 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 your 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 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.
Keeping your home clean is important for maintaining a healthy, safe and pleasant living environment. Regular cleaning and tidying can help reduce the spread of germs, create a calm atmosphere and boost your overall wellbeing.
Cleaning your home is an important part of personal hygiene and health. Keeping your home clean can help to prevent the spread of disease, reduce stress and make your home more enjoyable to spend time in. It is also important for keeping your home looking neat and attractive.
Regular cleaning of your home helps to rid the environment of dust, dirt and allergens that can cause health problems. For example, dust mites and mold spores can trigger allergies and asthma attacks, while dirt and dust can irritate the eyes, nose and throat. Vacuuming and dusting regularly can help to keep these irritants to a minimum.
Cleaning can also reduce stress levels. Having an organized and clean home can help to reduce anxiety and provide a sense of accomplishment. Moreover, when your home is neat and tidy, it can make it easier to relax and enjoy time spent in your home.
In addition, having a clean home can help maintain its value and make it look more attractive to potential buyers should you decide to sell. It is important to keep your home clean and presentable to ensure that it looks its best and maintains its value.
Overall, regular home cleaning is important for maintaining good health, reducing stress and keeping your home looking its best.
How to keep your home clean the whole time?
Make sure to tidy up as soon as you finish a task. Furthermore, put items away as soon as you’re done using them. Take out the trash regularly.
Don’t hesitate to Vacuum and mop regularly. Keep in mind that dusting your furniture and surfaces regularly is also required.
Declutter often and get rid of items you no longer need. Wash dishes and do laundry as soon as possible.
Keep your pets clean and groomed. Avoid bringing dirt and mud into your home. Avoid eating in your bedroom or living room.
What about the dust that causes allergies?
- Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to reduce the amount of dust in your home.
- Change or clean air filters in your air conditioning or heating units regularly.
- Use an air purifier to reduce the number of allergens in your home.
- Clean upholstery and curtains regularly.
- Dust with a damp cloth to prevent dust from spreading.
- Keep windows and doors closed to reduce the number of outside allergens in your home.
- Plants can help to reduce allergens in the air. Certain plants, such as spider plants and bamboo palms, are known to reduce allergens in the air.