How to clean the entire house in record time: 8 steps

How to clean the whole house in record time. Source: Created with the help of AI

Everyone probably knows the feeling when friends or parents decide to visit unannounced and the house is not clean. Life in the modern world is quite busy, so you don't have the energy or time to keep things clean on a regular basis.

Luckily, you don't have to spend the whole day cleaning your home. With tips from Ideal Home, you can clean a medium-sized, two-bedroom home in less than two hours.

According to Tapwarehouse's cleaning habits report, most homeowners spend five to ten hours to completely clean their home.

If cleanliness requires so much time and effort, it's no wonder that many people don't do it regularly. That's why the skill of quick cleaning becomes more important than ever.

1. Make a plan

The secret to quick cleaning is to prioritize. You need to create an atmosphere of cleanliness and comfort, not sterility. Therefore, you should not focus on every crevice, knock out decorative pillows and turn over mattresses.

Before you start cleaning, take some time to make a work plan in your head and identify the areas that need the most attention. Add those tasks to your to-do list that need to be done immediately, and leave the less critical ones for another day when you have more time.

2. Declutter

The place where any effective cleaning begins is the garbage. It could be old receipts or magazines in the living room or empty shampoo bottles in the bathroom.

When you enter a room, scan it for clutter and collect all the trash before moving on.

3. Put things in their places

Next, you need to put things in order. Put everything back in its place. If the clothes are not in the closet, then immediately send them to the washing machine so that you don't waste time remembering how fresh they are.

Put all the things that create visual noise in a closet. You will return to it when you do a general cleaning.

4. Gather everything you need

To avoid wasting time searching for cleaning supplies, gather all the tools and products you need before you start in one place.

You can even get yourself a cleaning basket so you can carry your cleaning supplies with you and not have to go back to the place where you need a new rag every time you need to store them.

In addition, use all-purpose cleaners for different surfaces so that you don't have to spend a lot of energy thinking about what you're doing.

5. Use systematic approach

Develop a systematic approach by cleaning room by room. Do not run around the house back and forth, constantly performing different tasks. This will help minimize the waste of time and effort.

Experts also recommend starting with the bathroom as it usually requires more attention than the living room or bedroom.

6. Wipe off dust

Once you've tidied up, it's time to get down to the business of cleaning. You can use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down surfaces without risking damage.

Remove dirt and cobwebs from top to bottom. This will help you avoid dust falling back onto surfaces that have already been cleaned.

7. Do not forget about glass surfaces

You don't need to spend hours washing windows during a quick cleaning. But it is worth washing mirrors and glass surfaces. Their cleanliness will immediately add freshness to the home.

8. Vacuum and mop the floor

Always leave this process for last. You can also use lukewarm water to help the mopped floor dry faster.

If you've ever invested in an expensive vacuum cleaner with wet cleaning attachments, this step will take you half the time.

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