We all want to have a sparkling clean home. But the work involved is not a piece of cake, especially when you have to do it all at a time. It consumes much of your energy and time, which is why everyone is looking for a simple, fast, and easy way to clean their house.
There are lots of cleaning hacks around that can improve your cleaning speed and efficiency. But one of the most effective hacks that only a few people talk about is the act of inculcating simple cleaning hacks that you can do in a few minutes into your daily activities. This approach will help you to do more cleaning in a short time and will also leave you with fewer cleaning tasks when you want to deep clean your house. Here, we want to give you some of these simple methods that require a short time and energy but will make a big difference in achieving a clean home with less stress and minimum time.
Here are Simple Cleanings You Can Do in a Few Minutes
Arrange Shoes In The Front Hall
Many households have the habit of taking off their shoes and leaving them lying around in the house when they come in. This usually messes up the front hall of the house, which is why it demands attention. Instead of waiting for the general cleaning time to get those shoes arranged, it’s better to do it as a separate few minutes cleaning. While you’re waiting for your water to boil or your washing to dry, you can easily pick those shoes and arrange them where appropriate. This will leave your front door with more space, discover any dust on your shoe and reduce your work during the general deep cleaning.
Dispose Of Your Garbage
When you leave garbage around for a long, it can lead to the spread of stinky odours around the house. When you have that free moment before bed, it’s better to use it to dispose of the small amounts of rubbish from each room to the central larger garbage. And whenever you have the chance later, you can empty the main garbage can and free your home from stinky odours. At some other time, you can also clean the inside of the garbage can to remove any remains that might stick inside and eliminate a bad smell.
Load The Dishwasher
If many of us had the chance to eliminate doing dishes, maybe we would have done that. But we have to eat, and we can’t do that without using dishes. However, you can make it less of a task even if you can’t eliminate it. Utilize your free few minutes to load used dishes into your dishwasher. By doing this, you will be able to make cleaning easier for yourself.
Make Your Bed
This is not only for you to have a clean, spacious, and aesthetically attractive room that will set your mental and physical health right. It’s also one of the essential habits for success. When you make your bed in the morning, you’ll have completed a small task which will give you some sense of fulfillment to complete more tasks for that day and hope for a better tomorrow when you get back home in the evening. The recommended time to make your bed is just after you wake up. But, many people often forget or fail to do it at that time. That shouldn’t be a problem. Whenever you have a few minutes between a task, you can quickly turn to your bed and get it done. This will save you time, energy, and stress of waiting till everything gets clogged up and leave you in a good mood, which is necessary for success.
Clean Your Counter
Your countertop is probably one of the sections of your kitchen that are easy to get grimy, stained, and messy. This is mostly due to its consistent use to carry out kitchen activities. For this reason, you don’t want to wait for long before you get it cleaned, as things will get worse the more you take before cleaning it off. So, you want to utilize the few minutes you have to wipe your counter off those coffee, juice, and other stains. For optimum cleaning, it’s best if you can use an all-purpose DIY cleaner to clean your counter. You only need an equal amount of water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the content on your counter and wipe it off to have a clean, sparkling counter. This only takes you a few minutes but will make a big difference in your cleaning routine.
Clean Stained Spots On The Floor
The floor of your house is always in use twenty-four-seven so you need to get it cleaned whether you like it or not. The truth is that you can barely mop the entire floor of your house in a few minutes, no matter how fast you’re. However, you can quickly spot mop in a few minutes. Maybe you have milk spilled on the floor or mud and stains from outside, and inside the house, you can quickly wipe out that spot and mop them. This will ease your job when you want to do general floor mopping as you’ll have little or no sticky stains on the floor.
Arrange Toiletries In The Bathroom
Oftentimes, we don’t pay much attention to toiletries in the bathroom. Although it may not be as important as cleaning your kitchen and doing your laundry, you should know that small things matter in the long run. When you leave your bathroom unattended for long, the condition will be nothing to write home about. So, it’s better to arrange your toiletries and give your counter a wipe-off any drops of soaps and other cosmetics. It doesn’t take much time and will give you a sense of relief and leave your bathroom clean and sparkling.
Load Your Washing Machine
Laundry is one of the inevitable cleaning tasks in every home. We wear clothes and have them pile up from time to time. And getting them washed all at a time could be a lot of work. So, could there be any alternative? Maybe that’s your question. Yes! There is. While waiting for a call, your coffee to be ready, a friend to arrive, or you just have a few free minutes; you can use the chance to load dirty clothes in your washing machine. If you don’t have the time to dry the clothes, you can come back when next you have the chance to transfer them to the dryer. This is easier and takes less time.
Dust Light Fixtures
This is another task that we often forget to carry out when doing general cleaning of the house. However, light fixtures harbour clouds of dust that can render your cleaning effort meaningless when accumulated. Take a few minutes out of your time to quickly dust the blade of your ceiling fans, blinds, lights, and other fixtures in your house. It’ll do you good while not taking much of your time.
Put Each Item Back in Its Proper Place
Arranging everything in the house can be a lot of work that nobody wants to do. But when you break it into pieces, it’ll not even look like any work to you. This is why it’s better for you to have a home for everything in your house and always return each item after you’re through using it. This includes everything you use in the house that’s movable, like your toothbrush, cutleries, remote, etc. Get them cleaned and back to their allocated space once you finish using them. This will cost you a few minutes and will save your apartment from getting disorganized and looking messy and also save you the stress of having to arrange and organize things before you can do your general cleaning.
In conclusion, cleaning can be close to a walk-in-the-park thing to do when you know the way around it. As you have known of any task, it becomes easy when you break it into simple portions. This is the same with cleaning. When you practice simple cleanings that don’t take much of your time and energy, you’ll come to realize that you only have a few things to do when you want to do general cleaning. We hope that you’ll start practising these simple cleanings when you have free time to enjoy a clean and organized home with less stress and time.
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Recommended books for further reading:
- How To Clean Your House: Easy tips and tricks to keep your home clean and tidy up your life
- The Organically Clean Home: 150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself―The Natural, Chemical-Free Way
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever
- The Organised Mum Method: Transform your home in 30 minutes a day
- The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning