Use soap and wax based products (like polish) more sparingly than other cleaners, as it’s job is to clean the surface and leave it looking shiny and clean. However if the product is used to much, this runs the risk of creating a messy build up, and creating more work.
Put any small decorative items into a basket to keep out of the way when cleaning. Take them into another room and this enables you to thoroughly clean the room. Once you have done this, you can bring them back into the room, and clean before putting back in their place. This keeps them clean, secure and lets you clean surfaces easier.
It doesn’t matter what window cleaning supplies you use, when the sun is shining directly onto your windows, it will often dry the product quicker than it can be washed off, which in turn will leave streaks, spots and smudges. So try to leave washing your windows to a cloudier, cooler day.
One advantage of airing out your rugs on a sunny day is that it provides a good does of UV radiation. Although this isn’t great for our skin, UV rays are good at disinfecting. They kill bacteria, so if you put your rug on your driveway, for a few hours, this will help to clean your rug, and be better for the environment as you won’t be using anything harmful.
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When the sun is shining, nothing will give you a better incentive to clean than opening your curtains/blinds, and letting the sun in. Open the windows too, this will indulge your home will fresh air and natural light, and show the real potential that your home has. As well as this, the sunshine will inspire you to make plans for friends and family members to visit your home for a BBQ or dinner party.
Your personal schedule is a massive factor in cleaning your home, its tough to get the chance to do a thorough clean every week, when you have a busy schedule. When working throughout the day from Monday to Friday it seems Saturdays and Sundays are the best time to set time aside to clean, however if your busy then too, try to create a rota to set aside 10-15 minutes when getting home from work in the evening. Cleaning schedules are really useful and can make the task much simpler.
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It’s commonly done, remote controls, game controllers etc are often misplaced and end up as clutter. Try purchasing some velcro from your local craft store to place one bit of velcro to the home of your items, and one bit of velcro on the item, to prevent loss of your things again.
Cleaning the pots and pans, or any spare dishes whilst you cook, can save time and make your cleaning tasks easier. Try it when cooking your next meal.