Tips to Clean Your House Super-Fast
It's happened to all of us. We're sitting in our somewhat-clean, but messy home when we receive a call telling us that visitors will be knocking on the door in only a few hours. Even when we usually keep a clean house, there are times when we can be caught off guard on lazy day when all we want to do is relax. It's as though people know when we've slacked off on our cleaning and choose those exact days to try to come over and embarrass us!
The next time you find yourself in this predicament, it's time to put your knowledge of speed-cleaning to the test. Speed cleaning is a special way of freshening your house in an effective way, without all of the extra time requirements of traditional housecleaning techniques.
Here are a few tips to get you started. Begin the moment you hang up the phone from your soon-to-be-arriving guests (or, if you have a cordless phone, get started right away!).
" Befriend the trash can - grab the nearest garbage pail and take it with you, walking around all of the rooms of the house, throwing any trash you find into it, and emptying other trash cans into it (empty trash cans give the impression of a room that is cleaner overall).
" Dust and de-clutter - dampen a dust rag and begin wiping down every surface with it, picking up the clutter as you go and straightening up objects that may be out of place. This can include putting toys into the toy box, organizing magazines, putting the throw pillows back in place, and setting aside items that don't belong in that room to be removed once you're done. This technique removes dust, gives everything a quick polish, and eliminates all of the extra "stuff" that has collected since you last cleaned up.
" Do the floors - though you may not have time for a full clean, run the vacuum over the very visible or high traffic carpeted areas, and then use a damp mop to wipe down all of the floors (leaving the thorough mopping for when you have more time). This will remove all of the dust that has fallen to the floor after you dusted.
" Make the bathroom sparkle - if there is any room by which your guests will judge you, it's the bathroom, so it's important not to take any shortcuts here. Clean the toilet bowl (and dust the back of the tank) and wash the sink including the taps. Wipe the mirror to remove spots and streaks. You may not have to clean the tub if you can keep the curtain or doors closed and the guests won't be using it.
The best tip of all is not to get caught off guard next time. To accomplish this, you need speed cleaning techniques that are so thorough and effective that they'll actually allow you to perform all of your regular house cleaning in half the time. Download your copy of The Ultimate Guide of Speed Cleaning Secrets here begin learning how right away.