Cleaning your home can be a tedious task – especially if you haven’t been at it regularly. If you have struggled with the cleaning process a little more than you ought to, I’m here to help.
The bad news is that there might be some things that you are doing wrong. The good news is that you can fix it, so your home stays spotless for longer.
Mistake #1: Cleaning One Room At A Time
Cleaning Day can be extremely unpredictable. One minute you’re innocently mopping your bedroom and three hours later, you’ve turned it all upside down. Only to realize that the kitchen’s in bad shape too. But you’re so exhausted, the kitchen’s going to have to wait for another time. Good gracious, is there a way out of this bedroom?
What if you had taken the mops and spent time on both the rooms simultaneously? It’s excruciating, and even demoralizing, to clean one room entirely, and follow the same exact process for another. Instead, you can start by dusting around the corners and edges of all rooms at once!
Within no time, you’ll be surprised to see that you’ve got all the corners of your home covered – and spotless!
And most importantly, you’ll see house-wide progress as you go.
Mistake #2: Not Clearing Out The Obvious Junk
Looking for old clutter that is taking up too much space in the depths of your wardrobe? There’s a good chance that you might find newer junk on your bedside table or coffee table.
Get rid of newspapers, books, magazines, showpieces that you don’t require. When you know what’s necessary for your home, you will start taking out the unnecessary trash. You can get in touch with children’s non-profit organizations, and donation pickup services for this purpose.
Mistake #3: Doing It All By Yourself
It took more than one person to build a house, and it’ll take more than one to maintain it. Cleaning, dusting, mopping is no ordinary job. It takes precision, effort, energy, and some company.
Get your family, roommate, or friend’s help while doing so. Throw in some cleaning supplies from Vileda so everyone has a weapon to attack the dirt!
Mistake #4: Not Cleaning & Upgrading The Supplies
Even the tools need some washing. Dirty and over-used tools are naturally much less effective than ones that are kept in good condition. Though it is easy to forget, a cleaning schedule must begin with checking the condition of the tools that are to be used.
There are always newer supplies available in the market, such as brushes, bristle materials, vacuums, mops, and others. Check out what suits your house best, considering the areas that need cleaning. Remember, even Captain America needs a functional shield!
Mistake #5: Not Getting Your Hands Dirty
Cleaning your house is no clean work. And if it’s your first time in a long time, then prepare yourself to get a little soiled. Sinks in the kitchen, washrooms, and otherwise should be sprayed and mopped.
Similarly, don’t miss out on the bathtub, toilets, handles, and kitchen appliances. More than efficiency, you need to work smart and delegate. This approach turns out to be helpful, so the dirty hands will eventually be worth it!
Mistake #6: Skipping Glass Surfaces
Glass surfaces might not look dirty, but one damp cloth wipe and you’re likely in for a rude awakening. Make sure you have some clean water ready for wringing the cloth after each wipe. Ensure that you have disinfected the surfaces as well. A dry cloth wipe afterward should make the glass surfaces shine like never before!
And that’s about it! Avoiding these mistakes means you will save more time, energy, and effort than otherwise. Get the Brooms out; it’s time to do some cleaning – and to do it right this time!
Let us know how it went!