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tip 3 30 minute magic – guide to speed cleaning
Everybody loves a clean home, after all a clean home means a clear mind. But with busy lives comes the often un-manageable build-up of dirt in the house. So, to aid you in your time constrained hour of cleaning need, we have created our guide to speed cleaning your home so you can get it in tip top shape, in record time.
Before we begin… be prepared.
Create a tick list of areas you need to clean, this way you can visualise exactly what needs doing and you can see the quick progress that you have made in no time! Also, make sure you are armed and ready with all the products you will need for each room.
We would always recommend starting cleaning with the bedroom because your cleaning routine will flow nicely down through the house and also to ease you in by starting with the easiest room to clean.
- Make the bed
Unless it is a Tracey Emin art installation at the Tate Modern, nobody likes a messy bed. As the focal point of the bedroom, an unmade bed can instantly make the room look dishevelled, by making the bed this delivers instant gratification by bringing some order to the room. The same applies to any laundry left scattered around the room, simply segment if it is fresh fold in a pile and if it is dirty throw it in the laundry bag.
- Clean windows & mirrors
A two-minute job at the most, rid your mirrors and windows of finger marks and stains, use glass and mirror cleaner to make them sparkle again.
- Spruce the floors
How you clean the floor depends on the materials used. Do not fear, whether you have carpets or wood floors, we have the solution: If you don’t have the time to vacuum your carpet, then revitalise it by using a fabric freshener to ensure your room hits you with a fresh and floral fragrance when you enter the room. For wood floors, clean using a damp cloth or mop with all purpose cleaner for best results.
- Wipe down surfaces, cabinets and wardrobe doors
Use multi-surface cleaner to wipe down the front of your cabinets and wardrobes. The same applies to your bedside table, to remove those unsightly tea and coffee stains associated with the morning struggle.
The bathroom is usually the most undesirable room to clean and an area that we have already touched upon in our guide to bathroom cleaning. Here are our top tips:
- Start with the sink
The sink is the hub of the bathroom so make sure it is your starting point. Use a cream cleaner for those stubborn stains, apply it to a damp cloth or straight on to the desired surface, remove with a damp cloth or rinse surface with water, buff with a clean, dry cloth for best results.
- Use a toilet brush to quickly scrub toilet and rim
For best impact, use an anti-bacterial cleaner to wipe down the toilet seat.
- Tap-in to cleanliness
Taps can easily build-up with limescale and grime. Use limescale remover spray on the desired area, wipe with a damp cloth or sponge, rinse thoroughly with water within 5 minutes. Our top tip is to use an old toothbrush for those really difficult to reach areas.
- Let your shower shine
Use daily shower shine to impress your guests and have your shower sparkling in no time at all.
The room you spend most of your time in and therefore the most likely to accumulate unsightly stains and clutter.
- Wipe down surfaces
Don’t rely on papers to cover up the mess. Simply use multi-surface cleaner to wide down window ledges and that coffee table to remove unsightly ring marks.
- Freshen up the fabric
With no time to hoover, use fabric freshener, carpet & upholstery stain remover to bring the stains out of your fabrics and leave them smelling fresh.
- Pile ‘em high
Rather than have all your newspapers and magazines scattered around the room, simply stack them into neat and tidy piles. Organised chaos is the idea.
The kitchen is an area that experiences intense and often chaotic activity. Make sure you are equipped with everything you need to tackle the mess.
- Tidy up
A simple, but effective place to start, rather than attempting to steer round bowls and plates clear any dishes off the countertops and put them in the dishwasher or into the sink. This will ultimately, make the cleaning process a lot quicker.
- Clean your sink and countertops
Apply cream cleaner to your sink. Let it soak in order to ensure all bacteria and viruses are killed. Whilst you are letting the sink soak, use this time to clean the countertops, give them the once over with an anti-bacterial spray and a non-abrasive cloth. Back to the sink — use a sponge and some good old elbow grease to scrub the sink. Rinse and then dry — bacteria love damp places so make sure you dry effectively with a fresh cotton cloth or clean tea towel.
- Wipe down handles and appliances
Use anti-bacterial spray to wipe down the front of appliances and handles.
- Mop the floor
This job will take minutes at the most. Wet-mop the floor with a few splashes of all-purpose cleaner. A damp microfibre mop will have the floors looking spick and span.