10 Efficient House Cleaning Tips From the Be Clean Team

10 Efficient House Cleaning Tips From the Be Clean Team

We all know that cleaning is… well… a chore. But this weekly task doesn’t have to be as much of a pain as you think. If you organise yourself effectively, you could make some serious progress in your cleaning schedule and focus on the other, more meaningful things in life. This is why our Oxford domestic cleaners have prepared a list of 10 quick cleaning tips – to help you make the most of your weekend while still ensuring that your home is fresh and clean for you to return to. Ready to find out more? Let’s dive in!

Cleaning tips for the home

  1. Look at the big picture and act accordingly

Cleaning room by room can make you feel that you’re in a continuous cycle of cleaning that just doesn’t seem to have an end. But there are ways on how to clean quickly and this means looking at the bigger picture. Instead of focusing on one room at a time, focus on one task at a time and apply it to every room. Picking up clothes and toys off the floor in one room? Do this for every room as you go. Vacuuming? Do it across your entire home in one full sweep. 

  1. Keep your tools together in one spot

Vacuum cleaner, cleaning detergents, cloths, brushes, mops, brooms, dusters and more. Why run to your cleaning closet every time you need something when you can easily keep them together in a caddy to help you save on precious time? Our cleaners in Oxford highly recommend this as a major time saving tool and is one of their favourite cleaning tips and tricks.

  1. Start big and work towards the finer details

Another important tip from our domestic cleaners in Abingdon is to start big and work your way to the finer details. For example, pick up clothes and toys off the floor, put towels away, focus on the big picture first and then on the details. If you’re vacuuming from room to room, don’t worry about not getting into the nooks and crannies yet. You’ll get there. Just be patient with yourself. 

  1. Dust first, vacuum second

Dust, when disturbed, goes into the air in little particles and then tends to settle on the floors. If you have wooden floors, this means a pretty dusty surface you’ll end up cleaning. But do not fear. Our domestic cleaners in Oxford suggest that you start by dusting and once done, vacuum in one go and get rid of all the accumulated dust and dirt that has gathered on the floor. 

  1. Wipe your mirrors and glass surfaces

It’s time to get into the finer details of the cleaning process. You’ll now want to get out your glass surface cleaner and give your mirrors and glass surfaces such as sliding doors a good old wipe. 

  1. Move on to disinfecting surface areas

These surface areas are generally found in your kitchen and bathroom. From countertops to sinks, shower curtains or walls, toilet bowls and more – the main purpose is to get rid of germs and bacteria because people touch these surfaces all the time and you do not want them to get infected with bacteria.

  1. Sweep, followed by mopping

Work in a methodical fashion. This means sweeping and working your way from the furthest corners of each room to the door. This will help you gather larger pieces of dirt and prevent spreading dirt unnecessarily. Then it’s time to mop. Make sure your mops have absorbed your cleaning detergents well so that it can be spread across the tile or wooden floor surface effectively. 

  1. Don’t forget the walls

This is a big one, especially if you have young children. Their fingerprints can end up on and around light switches and stain your walls. Give the walls a wipe with a damp cloth, and do not forget to clean light switches, the plastic parts of plug points and any other parts of your walls where stains may have appeared. 

  1. Give your tools a good clean

The cleaners from our Oxford cleaning company also recommend that when you’re done, you give your tools and equipment a good clean. This will help prevent the spread of dirt and bacteria, and you’ll be ready to use them again next time without having to worry about cleaning them from scratch. 

  1. Invite divine scents into your home

As a finishing touch, remember that one of the very first impressions that you’ll make on any visitor to your home is the way it smells and not the way it looks. Freshen up your home with incense sticks or air fresheners and invite various different scents into your home. You may prefer vanilla or lavender – it doesn’t matter. Make your final cleaning touch one that addresses the scent in your home. 

How clean is your house: Our tips and tricks

When you are struggling to keep up with all your work, family and house commitments, it may be time to call in for some extra help. At Be Clean, we offer expert Oxford cleaning services that will ensure your home is spotless from top to bottom. This should take a huge load off your shoulders and give your more free time to spend on the more important things in life. Ready to get in touch with us? We’re just a call or a click away!