If you’ve ever hired someone to clean your house when leaving a rental property, or to give you a helping hand when life gets super busy, you’ll know the difference a professional clean can make.
Homes that have been cleaned professionally not only look sparkling clean but feel brighter, fresher and more new. So how do they achieve such spotless results?
Today, we’ll let you in on some top secret tips from professional cleaners, to help you get your home looking brand new again.
Have the Right Tools
First things first – make sure you have the right tools. You can’t become a master chef without the right kitchen equipment and having the right cleaning tools is just as important.
Make a list of cleaning supplies you’ll need for each room of the house, then start building up an arsenal of sprays, mops and sponges that’ll get your home looking professionally clean. To get you started, we’ve put together a handy checklist of cleaning tools that every household should have.
Knowing which products work best on which surfaces will also save you a lot of time and elbow grease in the future.
Plan Your Moves
Professional cleaners know the benefits of starting from the top and working your way down. Focusing on one room at a time, dust ceiling, walls and shelving units before you vacuum. This way, dust and debris from higher up won’t be falling on your clean floor.
Similarly, start from the back of each room and work your way to the front or doorway. Move all your cleaning supplies and tools as you go so you don’t need to walk over fresh floors to collect them.
Approaching your cleaning in this way can also make things less overwhelming – clean one room at a time, from top to bottom.
Don’t Neglect the Windows
The windows of our homes can often be neglected, because they can be quite awkward to reach or seem like too big of a job. But making sure your windows are sparkling clean is one of the best ways to make your home feel fresh again.
To clean windows like a pro, wash the glass areas with vertical strokes on one side and horizontal strokes on the other – this allows you to quickly see which side of the glass any streaks are on. Use newspaper to wipe the windows dry, to further prevent streaking.
Switch to Natural Cleaning Products
Another top secret of many professional cleaning companies – switch to natural, chemical-free cleaning products for the best results.
Using heavy duty cleaners and harsh chemical sprays doesn’t necessarily mean that your home is being cleaned properly. Natural products are a professional cleaner’s secret weapon, with common ingredients such as water, lemon, white vinegar and baking soda able to clean just about anything. Check out these 3 great eco-friendly cleaning products for your home and be amazed at the results you can achieve with these household items.
These natural products are also cheap and easy to buy, making green cleaning comparatively low in cost, as well as better for the environment. By switching to eco-friendly cleaning products, you’ll be reducing pollution to waterways, minimising your impact on climate change and creating a healthier home for your children and pets.
Author: Kerrie-Anne Chinn
Freelance Copywriter & Editor, working with ethical companies to create positive change.