Cleaning is one of the most important daily chores each of us has to handle, there is no denying it. However, there is also no denying that it’s one of the most boring, tedious and time-consuming activities ever taken upon by mankind which is why many people are asking if there is a way to make it faster. When you’re in the field, you have a whole different perspective on cleaning. I don’t see it as boring or not – it’s my job, an objective I have to complete. However, with experience you are picking up habits and routines that can help you accomplish it much, much faster. Today, I am here to share a few tips with you so read carefully and you might learn a little something.
Since you’re reading this, I will assume you are looking for a shortcut – a way to speed up the process of cleaning, which means that right now you are pretty slow. That’s OK. The best way to accelerate your cleaning is to build up a few habits and start a few routines. What I mostly notice when I visit clients’ houses is that they don’t clean very often. Now, when I say “don’t clean very often” I don’t mean most of them live in crack dens where there’s trash everywhere and graffiti on the walls – no, it’s just that it would take a bit more time to get it professionally cleaned because it hasn’t been cleaned in a few days. As a professional, I have a system and know how to do it quickly, of course, but will get to that in a minute. The best way to reduce your cleaning time is to make sure you don’t have try and reduce it. It sounds a little confusing, so I will elaborate – clean every day and you will not have to waste more than a few minutes a day. That’s it – spend a few minutes every day and you won’t have to bother with systems and attempts of making yourself clean faster. The thing is that if you build up a cleaning routine, your home will always be clean and will need very little maintenance. I clean my place every day after work (even though I’ve spent all day cleaning other people’s houses) so I don’t want to hear your excuses. If you that, and clean things right after they get dirty, you will need no more than 15 minutes a day to keep your home clean (and that is your entire home, not just one room). This just means that you have to make the bed first thing in the morning, dust every other day, vacuum every other day, put things on their places right away, wash the dishes right after dinner, etc. If you do that, there will be no need to learn what I like to call “the system”.
If you’re too lazy or don’t have the time to clean every day, then there is still hope for you. What I find wastes the most time when cleaning (besides leaving your household fall to ruin before you actually clean it) is the fact that you go around the house gathering your supplies. As a professional cleaner, it’s easy for me to carry everything I need with me at all times so I don’t have to go to the bathroom to get my window washer for the bedroom, for example. Keep things where you will need them and you will save lots of time on logistics. Make sure that you are always well-supplied because running to the store will definitely ruin your cleaning session. Other than that, you can always mark the time and see how long it takes you to clean and do everything you can to beat it – just push yourself a bit. Most people don’t focus on the task at hand. When I clean, I think only about doing it as quickly and efficiently as possible. You should, too. So there you have it – the big mystery is revealed.