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5 Tips and Tricks You Can Steal from Professional Cleaners

If you’ve ever had the experience of getting your home professionally cleaned you’ll know that good cleaners have a way of leaving homes smelling, feeling and looking sparkling new.

How do professional cleaners manage to get your house so super clean, in such a short space of time?

Most professional cleaners will have certain tricks up their sleeves when it comes to dusting, vacuuming and polishing home surfaces. Here, we’ll let you in on some of the best tips you can steal from the experts, to help you get your own home looking professionally clean.

Get Your Cleaning Tools Ready

If you’ve ever watched a professional cleaner in action you’ll have noticed their impressive arsenal of tools. Buckets, cloths, dusters, spray bottles – they’ve got it all, at the ready!

Like any professional, you’ll need the right equipment if you want to get a good result. A good cleaner will be prepared with everything they need to clean your home, in one simple caddy that can be carried from room to room. Having all your cleaning products ready to go at your fingertips will save you a lot of time when cleaning your home.

Ready to make your own home cleaning caddy, just like the pros? We’ve put together a handy checklist, outlining all the items you need to clean your house.

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Do a Quick Declutter Before You Get Started

The next step to a professionally clean home? Start by clearing out any clutter, to make it easier to clean floors and surfaces.

You won’t be able to get things sparkling clean if your coffee table, kitchen benches and laundry floor are piled up with items. Do a quick whip around the home, moving or getting rid of anything that’s out of place. Take out all the rubbish, wash and put away dishes on the sink, and put any towels or dirty clothes in the laundry basket.

Taking the time to declutter before you get to work on cleaning will allow you to focus more easily on the surfaces in the room. The less things you have to lift or move around, the faster you’ll be able to clean.

Focus on Cleaning One Room at a Time

Most professional cleaners will carry out a ‘room by room’ approach to cleaning a home.

This way, you’ll be focusing 100% on the room in front of you, thoroughly cleaning each skirting board, surface and floor as you go. Work your way around the room – steadily, without getting distracted.

By taking this approach, there’s no risk of forgetting or missing anything in the process. And you’ll also feel a real sense of satisfaction and accomplishment as you finish each room, before smoothly moving onto the next!

Make sure you always clean the floors last. You don’t want to be shaking any dust or dirt down from benches onto your fresh clean floor.

Vacuum Tips from the Professionals

There’s no doubt that a clean floor makes a huge difference to the look and feel of your home. Whether you’ve got carpet, floorboards or tiles, thoroughly cleaning floors regularly will really lift the appearance of any room.

Want an expert cleaning tip from the professionals? When vacuuming, move across the room horizontally, then vertically – covering the floor twice and getting them extra clean.

Pay particular attention to areas of the floor that are regular thoroughfares, as well as any mats and rugs.

Go Natural for the Best Clean

One of the best-kept secrets of professional cleaners is their preference for natural cleaning products.

There’s no need to buy the most expensive, heavy-duty cleaning products out there. In fact, it’s often the most inexpensive, everyday household items that will give you the best cleaning results!

Natural household items such as water, lemon, white vinegar and baking soda are able to clean just about anything. And by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products, you’ll be keeping your home natural and chemical-free, while reducing pollution to waterways and minimising your impact on the environment.

Take a look at our favourite eco-friendly cleaning products and see how you can achieve the best results for your home.

If you’re looking for professional cleaners in Melbourne who know all the best cleaning tricks of the trade, book an appointment with Uber Clean House.

Author: Kerrie-Anne Chinn

Freelance Copywriter & Editor, working with ethical companies to create positive change.