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Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Home Clean in a Time Crunch

Clean your house in one hour or less using tried and tested home cleaning tips to save you time and maintain a clean and beautiful family home.


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Keep Your Home Clean in a Time Crunch
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There is always a need for more time in a busy home, a reality that most of us must accept. It’s so easy for dishes to pile up in the sink, clutter to appear in living spaces, and dirt and grime to build up. The solution is to create a flexible home cleaning schedule to clean your house fast.

Efficient Cleaning Tips for Busy Families

It’s easy for an untidy home to sneak up on you when you’re busy raising kids and keeping everyone happy and healthy. That’s why efficiency is essential when it comes to home cleaning.

  • Stock up on cleaning supplies: It’s best to make home cleaning a part of your everyday routine, so make it convenient by picking up an all-purpose cleaner like Handy Andy with 100% natural cleaning particles, and rubber gloves, allowing you to clean surfaces in between other tasks.

  • Stock supplies where needed: It’s essential to have a cleaning cupboard stocked with the right products and materials. However, it’s also an excellent idea to store your supplies close to where they’re used, reducing the time and effort needed for cleaning.

  • Develop a time-saving routine: Separate your routine into surface cleaning and deep cleaning. Surface cleaning involves cleaning surfaces and removing trash but remember to deep clean the areas systematically every week to maintain standards.

Streamlined cleaning routines

Taking command of your cleaning tasks is an excellent way to ensure your home stays clean and under control. When you identify essential cleaning tasks, look for ways to streamline them.

  • Make the bed after getting up: If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right; that’s why making the bed in the morning is an excellent idea. Making the bed keeps your bedroom tidy and frames your intentions for the day.

  • Empty the sink after family meals: The kitchen should be an active space where dishes and surfaces are routinely cleaned to maintain tidiness and cleanliness. Avoid dishes piling up in the sink or the dishwasher; it will create clutter and attract insects.

  • Declutter home spaces regularly: Studies show that clutter in the home increases general stress and anxiety levels, and tidy spaces promote calmness and serenity. Ensure you have some intelligent storage options for clutter and sell unnecessary items.

Time-Saving Laundry Hacks for Fresh and Clean Clothes

One of the elemental chores when running a household is managing the laundry as everyone needs clean and fresh clothes to wear every day. Here are some time-saving hacks to use.

  • Divide Clothing Items: When it comes to washing clothes for your family, don’t waste time separating lights from darks before putting them in the machine. Instead, have separate washing baskets in your home for lights and darks to speed up the washing.

  • Quick Wash Setting: A quick wash is a great time-saver and a practical solution for loadshedding. It also reduces wear and tear on both your washing machine and clothes, allowing them to last longer and saving you further. Omo works well in a quick wash cycle to remove stains and leave clothes clean and fresh smelling.

  • Wash Socks Separately: Socks are notorious for disappearing, even with efforts to pair them up after washing them. Losing socks is inconvenient, but it is also costly. Ensure you wash all the socks in a mesh bag making them easier to manage during a wash.

  • Efficient Drying Hacks: Drying your clothes naturally is the cheapest and best option, but if you are limited for space or have a high frequency washing cycle, you need some hacks. Use a spin cycle on your machine after a wash to reduce drying time.

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Effective stain removal techniques

Stains are expected in the home, but they can ruin a quality item in a few seconds. However, if you act fast, you can ensure your items retain their like-new qualities and save time in the long run.

  • Pre-soak household items to make cleaning easy: Maybe you know this cleaning trick, but if you don’t, prepare for an easy time in the kitchen. Pre-soaking dirty pots in cold water helps remove stuck-on food, streamlining manual and dishwasher cleaning.

  • Use a wire cleaning brush to pre-treat your items: Mugs become stained over time - sometimes quickly - and conventional soap is often ineffective. Using a wire cleaning brush removes stains on ceramic and porcelain easily, making soap more effective.

  • Act fast to treat tough stains like blood and coffee: Blood is a protein stain that binds quickly to materials, and coffee contains tannin with strong staining properties, so act quickly. Place the stain in cold water and rub it with hydrogen peroxide or Sunlight Laundry Bar Soap.

Quick and Easy Tips for Cleaning Your Home Exterior

People think about the interior when it comes to home cleaning, but the exterior can affect your curb appeal. Use these home exterior cleaning tips and learn how to clean your house quickly.

  • Consider soft washing your home’s exterior: Some people use a power washer to clean it, but soft washing could be a better option. Soft washing uses special chemicals to remove algae, mildew, and bacteria without damaging wood or shingles on the home.

  • Use power washing for driveways and patios: Soft washing is highly effective, but there is a time and place for power washing. Power washing systems work best for durable surfaces like driveways and patios. Try to clean them in the warmer months.

  • Use teamwork and vinegar to clean windows: Why not save some cash and maintain a healthy home environment by cleaning your windows? Create a 50-50 mixture of vinegar and warm water and wipe the glass using newspapers inside and outside.

Maintaining a clean and fresh home doesn't have to be a daunting task, even for busy working individuals. By implementing these tips and tricks, you'll be able to efficiently clean your home, tackle laundry challenges, and even manage outdoor cleaning tasks in a time crunch. Remember, a clean and organized home contributes to a healthier and more comfortable living environment for you and your family. With the right strategies and mindset, you can achieve cleanliness and peace of mind without sacrificing precious time with your loved ones.

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FAQs Clean in a Time Crunch

How do people keep their homes so clean?

Clean homes don’t happen by accident; they happen due to planning and work ethic. Managing small things in the house, like making beds in the morning, helps you develop the right attitude.

What is the most efficient way to clean the home?

First, you must accept that you won’t always clean the entire home. Instead, identify all the tasks that need attention, prioritize them, and work on them during your daily cleaning time.

How can I create a flexible home cleaning schedule?

Some people spend an hour daily cleaning one part of the home; others integrate the cleaning into other tasks like cooking or decluttering. Discover what works best for your personality.

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