December seems to be just about the busiest month of the year, understandably. There are presents to buy, Christmas programs to attend, and all kinds of end-of-the-year festivities going on. So what is the thing that gets pushed aside usually? Cleaning your home, of course! It just takes up too much of that precious time! You’ll do it later, right? Well, we have some tips for you to learn how to clean your home in half the time. That’s right, you can clean your entire home and then sit and have a cup of cocoa in front of the fireplace in your sparkling clean home. Now, don’t get me wrong, cleaning your home in half the time doesn’t mean you are doing less than perfect work, you’re just using your time wisely and being as efficient as possible. You’ll be surprised at what little tips and tricks you’ll learn here that end up cutting down on so much time that you’re going to do a face palm! So, let’s get started!
We’re going to start with the rules. And we’re going to stick to the rules. Every day.
Rule 1. Make every move count. That means work around the room once. Don’t backtrack. It also means you must carry your equipment and supplies with you so you don’t make dozens of aggravating trips back and forth across the room. Walk around the room once and you’re done, except the floor.
Rule 2. Use the right tools. Ah! Here’s probably the major timesaver of the bunch. Give your specialized gadgets to your enemies. You need real tools that cut time to shreds. Most of all, you need a cleaning apron to hang tools on and store cleaning supplies in as you move around the room. The method depends on it, and soon you’ll feel lost without yours.
Rule 3. Work from top to bottom. Always. Period. Don’t argue.
Rule 4. If it isn’t dirty don’t clean it. For example, vertical surfaces are almost never as dirty as horizontal surfaces. Upper shelves and molding have less dust than lower ones. Often all that’s dirty about a surface is a few fingerprints, so don’t clean the whole area.
Stay tuned for the rest of the rules in our next post!