When it comes to cleaning the house, there is no such thing as too many hints and tips to help you along the way. But what about the things that don’t know by now, but really should? Read on to find out more…
Good habits make a clean house
Having a clean house doesn’t just come from doing the cleaning. It comes from keeping the house tidy on a day-to-day basis. You can do this by not letting clutter build up, and tidying it away before it even becomes a problem. Rather than letting all the cleaning that needs doing build up to a weekend, aim to do a little bit each day. It takes far longer to clean if you have to tidy up the place that needs cleaning first! Also, do your best to avoid making a ‘junk room’. It will catch up with you eventually!
Lists will keep you motivated and moving
It’s easy to lose focus when you’re cleaning, especially when you’re working on the boring jobs. Don’t underestimate the power of a good cleaning to-do list! It can work wonders in keeping you motivated.
Professionals usually do a much better job
You might be a real dab-hand with a sweeping brush, and an absolute pro with an iron. However, for those who provide cleaning services, this is their job, their vocation and their area of skills. A job you can do well they can do excellently. A chore you can complete properly in an hour might only take them twenty minutes.
You should absolutely know by now that a cleaner is an invaluable asset. You don’t have to have one come every night! Just hiring somebody to do a deep-clean on the main rooms every month will make a difference.
Hiring a cleaner might not be as expensive as you think
On the topic of hiring help when it comes to cleaning, you should also know that it doesn’t have to be expensive as you might think. There tends to be a general murmur in society that cleaners are just for the rich and famous; the celebrities and the lawyers. But actually, if you do your research, you might find somebody reputable for far closer to your budget. Treat them kindly, and with ultimate respect, and it will be repaid to you in how hard they work.
The more expensive products don’t always equal the best
Let’s look at the topic of the cost of cleaning from a different angle, and that of products and brands. Do your research before investing in a particularly expensive ‘wonder product’. It could be incredible. But equally, it could be just the same as a cheaper alternative, just in fancier packaging.
Also, don’t be tempted to buy a different product for every single job. Many cleaning fluids and solutions are multi-use.
Be a savvy buyer, not a gullible consumer. A catchy advert on TV and a shiny bottle does not make better bleach! Save your money for a generous tip for your wonderful cleaner instead.