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5 speed cleaning tips for the home

For some, cleaning the home is therapeutic. It makes you feel organized, productive, and perhaps in control of your life.

Then there’s the rest of us. We procrastinate cleaning because we can’t bare the thought of using a vacuum no matter how simple it may be.

Now you can always call the best maid cleaning service Joppa MD has to offer, but if you’re tired of living in a dirty house out of laziness, here are a few speed cleaning pointers that’ll give your home or apartment a basic, “not too shabby” look, which is better than nothing.

Why speed cleaning? Because the less time you spend on cleaning, the better.

Schedule it

If given half a chance, people will avoid doing things they don’t like. It’s human nature. To make sure you cross cleaning off your To Do list, incorporate it into your routine.

If dusting is the last thing you want to do when you get home from work, schedule five minutes on your Sunday morning. Set a reminder on your phone, if you don’t think you’ll remember. It’s worth it.

Keep your supplies handy

Try to eliminate anything that might distract you while cleaning. If your sprays are in one room but your rags are in another, it can be very easy to stop and watch T.V. as you cross the house to gather your supplies together.

To avoid this, put everything in one place. One suggestion is to place all bottles, sponges, etc. in the bucket that you’ll use for mopping. This creates a one-stop shop, and you’ll never lose anything. Additionally, with a bucket, you can carry everything with you from room to room.

Buy effective products

It’s tempting to buy the cheapest options on the market when building your cleaning arsenal, especially if you’re a little apathetic about it to begin with. However, this may actually backfire, and cause you to clean more (gasp!).

Like any other purchase, you have to pay a little more to get a little more. Slightly more expensive products will most likely do a better job eliminating grit, soap build-up, etc. You can spend less time scrubbing, and you won’t have to do it all over again in a couple days.

One thing at a time

If you attack different areas in different rooms all at once, you’ll most likely get distracted, or start to feel like you’re not making any progress. Clean one thing at a time. If you want to get crafty, you can scrub down any surface that needs a few minutes for absorption, move onto something else, and then come back to rinse it off. Otherwise, don’t move on to the next thing until your current job is finished.

Prepare for next time

When it’s finally all over, don’t leave your supplies and tools left out. Collect them all into one place (perhaps using that bucket!), and return them to their original storage place. Otherwise, odds are you won’t be able to find them next time, which can pretty quickly kill your motivation to start.