Cleaning is one of the most hated chores for most people. For that reason alone, they don’t spend the time learning to clean like they should. That’s okay! We are here to help. In today’s article we are going to help you learn to clean like a professional. By learning to clean like a professional, you won’t have to clean as often or as hard.
Develop a plan for cleaning your house. Every step should be included in the plan, from the top down of the house (more on that in a minute). Once you have developed a plan you need to practice it step by step. The more you practice it, the more ingrained it becomes in your mind. This helps to ensure every last bit of your home gets cleaned.
Before starting a job, this is what professional cleaners do. If there is more than one cleaner present, they will discuss it.
Any cleaning you do in your home should be conducted top to bottom. Debris, dust, and any other items will fall as you clean. You don’t want to have to clean a surface multiple times because something has fallen onto said surface from above. As we mention later, the floor should be the last thing that you do.
Dusting is a task that almost any house needs, and you need it regularly. Keeping build up off surfaces will help to keep them looking cleaner without a lot of extra work. It will also help to keep paint colors fresh and allergies at bay.
Ensure that you hit every surface possible when dusting. Ceiling fans, window ledges, baseboards, and tight spots wall need to be covered. Each home will have its own dusting challenges but getting every area is equally as important. Anything left behind will quickly start to show.
A duster is actually not the best tool to use when it comes to getting rid of dust. Using a microfiber cloth is the best option out there. A small amount of Pledge sprayed onto your dusting cloth will work best.
Bathrooms are one place that you need to pay extra attention to. Special places exist in bathrooms that trap bacteria and dirtiness like no other. Tackling these places is something that professionals do like few others.
The area behind the toilet is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria as it is often forgotten and are hard to clean. Clean the area by hand, a mop won’t thoroughly clean this area.
A three time fold for your towels, hand towels, and washcloths will give your bathroom a polished look. When professional cleaners do this, it gives the client a sense that someone went above and beyond to give them a clean home.
Your choice of cleaner will make a big impact on how clean and polished your home appears. We recommend using all natural cleaners whenever you can. Despite what the big brands say, there are natural cleaners that can do an outstanding job for your everyday cleaning needs.
If you are going to use chemical cleaners, read the label first. It is always a good idea to know what is in the cleaner you are using. Wear gloves no matter what kind of cleaner you use to help keep your skin clear of damage.
The last part of your cleaning, and the last part of this article, should be the floors. Vacuuming off every floor surface will get rid of debris and allow you to put the finishing touches on your cleaning. When you vacuum, do your best to do so in straight lines going the same direction. This will give carpet a fresh look.
For wood and tile floors go over the floor with a microfiber cloth and cleaner. This will polish it off and make sure the floor is as clean as possible.
You don’t have to be a professional in order to clean like one. Every step here will help you to get a cleaner home. As you go through and clean, you will develop new skills and learn your own ways of adding a finishing touch to your home. Now get out there and clean.