We all love to live in a clean, fresh, and neat house, but if we could find someone who is going to clean for us, it would make life so much better. Unfortunately, unless you have a lot of money, that is not an option.
Instead, you should roll up your sleeves and start cleaning. In most cases, people are not sure where to start, whether they should first vacuum or dust. A question worth a million dollars. Jokes aside, no one says this is easy but you gotta do what you gotta do.
We are as equally lazy as you are, therefore, we decided to conduct research and find ways to simplify this cleaning process. We uncovered some amazing strategies that will surely help you. So, grab your rubber gloves, and let’s begin!
Let’s Start From…
Unless you are living in a tiny place, cleaning an entire house can be quite exhausting, especially if you don’t like it as much. Now, most people pick a certain room that they are going to clean that day, and that’s it.
Well, that is not a good strategy. Instead, choose one task (mopping, vacuuming, dusting, or anything else) and do it in every room in your household. This tactic is not going to make you feel like you are stuck in a vicious, never-ending cleaning cycle.
Focus On A Dishwasher
Unless you are cleaning it all the time, your dishwasher is probably full of excess food and grime that are stuck in its interior, for God knows how long. Cleaning a dishwasher should be part of your frequent cleaning routine.
Why is this important? It is because remaining bits of foods can easily get stuck in your machine and eventually pile up. Once you figure that out, things become much more complicated. That is why you should start by pulling out the bottom rack to see if there are any leftovers. If you notice them, get rid of them by using a paper towel.
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Have A Certain Order
Cleaning can be quite chaotic if you do not have a particular order. You can either rely on some useful DIY tips to see what is the best way to start or you can develop your own strategy. Anyhow, the best tactic to use is to start at the top of the room.
That means that a ceiling fan, for instance, should be wiped first, and then you should focus on the floor to get rid of the remaining dirt and dust. This means that starting from left to right is the right way to go. Further, it makes sure that you have cleaned the entire room properly!
Why is this strategy useful? Think of it this way, many people see something yucky, and they clean it, and then they look up and notice that something else is dirty. Then they clean that up without realizing that the dust is falling, and then you have to clean the lower part again!
Clean Your Keyboard With Vinegar
Vinegar may have some health benefits, but it also is a good sidekick if you want to thoroughly clean your keyboard. Even though people use the computer on a daily basis, they seem to forget how much bacteria inhabits the keyboard.
A few years ago, a couple of scientists tested some keyboards and realized that a lot of them are paced with strains of everything, starting from Staphylococcus aureus to Bacillus, therefore, cleaning is a must. Just dip a toothbrush in a mixture of half-water and half-vinegar liquid and scrub between and on the keys. This will kill germs for sure.
Shake And Beat Area Rugs
Although most people use vacuum cleaners to eliminate dust and dirt, that is not always enough. Besides vacuuming (at least once per week), you should also take them outside to ensure a more thorough cleaning.
Find a broom, place the carpets and rugs over the fence, and beat them with it. Believe it or not, a proper beating is much more successful at removing the dust than vacuuming. You should do this every once in a while.
This pandemic has given us a lot of negative things, but on a more positive note, it allowed us to spend more time at home. This means more time for cleaning. Still, all these suggestions are living proof that it doesn’t have to be all that tiresome. Try at least one of them to see if we are right!