Ever wondered how professional cleaners get your home looking so fresh and clean, in so little time? It’s not that your cleaner is cutting corners – it’s that they no doubt have a few tricks up their sleeve when it comes to cleaning.
We’ve decided to let you in on some top cleaning secrets from the experts, to help make your housework easier and faster, with more impressive results. You’ll love the difference these cleaning tips make to your home, as well as your workload!
1. Make Yourself a Proper Cleaning Kit
When cleaning your home, it’s important to have the right tools and equipment on hand. Professional cleaners make sure they have everything they need for the cleaning job, in one easy-to-carry kit. This way, you can simply carry your cleaning kit with you as you move through the rooms of your house, with all your products ready at your fingertips. This will save you a lot of time and frustration!
Your cleaning kit doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a plastic bucket or caddy that will house and store your cleaning supplies and tools. To help you put together your own professional home cleaning kit, take a look at our handy checklist of cleaning supplies that every Australian household should have.
2. Raid Your Pantry for the Best Cleaning Products
What are the top secret cleaning weapons of professional cleaners? You might be surprised to hear that these products are probably already sitting in your pantry!
By simply using white vinegar, baking soda and eucalyptus oil, you can make very effective cleaning products for your kitchen, bathroom and floors. The best cleaners know that these natural, chemical-free products give the most superior clean, leaving surfaces fresh and streak-free. Natural cleaners are also wonderful for eliminating and neutralising odours, while containing antibacterial qualities to protect you from germs.
Try making a multipurpose cleaning spray by mixing 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda into 2 litres of water. Fill up a recycled spray bottle with this solution for a great all-purpose eco-friendly cleaner – that’s kinder to the environment and your health than expensive supermarket brands. To fill your home with an uplifting natural fragrance, you can also choose to add a few drops of essential oils such as lavender, ylang-ylang or geranium.
3. Vacuum Like an Expert Cleaner
A clean floor can do wonders for the overall appearance of your home. While you might be able to get away with a few cobwebs in corners, dirty carpets or floorboards are far more noticeable to guests. Regularly vacuuming your floors will also make the home feel a lot fresher and nicer to live in.
When most people vacuum, they start at the furthest corner of the room and work towards the door.
Quick Uber Clean tip: vacuum into the room towards the corner, then back out towards the door. This means you’re covering common thoroughfares twice, giving those areas a double clean each time.
In addition to this, always make sure you vacuum floors before mopping. Mopping dirty floors will just end in a lot of wet hair, dust and pet hair sticking to the floor surface. When mopping, stick to the routine of starting from the furthest corner and working towards the door, so you’re not walking back over any clean wet surfaces.
Building these 3 tips into your housework will save you a lot of time and effort, giving you professional results and an easier cleaning routine.
Author: Kerrie-Anne Chinn
Freelance Copywriter & Editor, working with ethical companies to create positive change.