Cleaning the home is a necessary chore which none of us particularly enjoy but to keep our homes clean and healthy it is indeed a necessary evil. If you need to clean up in a hurry because you are expecting guests or you just simply do not have the time, then fear not! Here is a quick run down of the skill of Speed-Cleaning the Home!
Blitz that Bathroom!
The bathroom is a room everyone is going to use and a place that your guests are sure to visit. If you have the cash, consider hiring a steam cleaner for your bathroom. Otherwise, get it clean in 15 minutes or less like this…
- In the Bag – pop an empty carrier bag onto the door handle to use as a temporary bin for your waste cloths or rubbish and you can also empty the bathroom bin into it.
- Flush – Flush the loo and grab some bleach, pop it around the rim and use a brush to distribute it evenly. Now move on to the next task and leave it for 5 mins.
- Shine – Use a spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar and spritz onto a paper towel or micro fibre cloth. Attack all those soap scum marks and toothpaste splatter on mirrors and tops, dust on toilet tops and clean the sink bowl. Water spotted shower doors can also get a quick blast.
- Exit Strategy – Shake any bathroom mats or rugs to fluff them up and then use another dampened paper towel to wipe in the corners of the bathroom where hair and dust collects. Pop the waste cloths in your rubbish bag, empty the waste bin too and then give the loo a flush to rinse the bleach! DONE!
Conquer that Kitchen!
The kitchen is another room in the house where everyone tends to gather. Your guests, family and friends will be casting a judgemental eye over your cooking space, so give them nothing to raise an eyebrow at with these quick tips.
- Clear those counters
Cooking is what the kitchen is intended to be for, so shift all those school books, piles of mail and put any appliances you don’t use away in the cupboards. Squirt a mutli-purpose cleaner over the worktops and wipe the whole lot down including around any remaining appliances and into the corners.
- Raid the Fridge
Pull a food waste bin over to the fridge and get busy finding all those lingering leftovers, rotting fruit or veg and spoiled food. Take out all the items you are keeping and give the walls and glass shelves a good wipe over with anti-bacterial cleaner.
- Don’t dodge the dishes
Stop pretending that you are going to get around to that pile of dishes from the other day! Pop them into the dishwasher or wash them and put them away. Hide away any dripping washing up bottles and run a sponge over the stainless steel bowl and drainer. Polish up with an old tea towel to add extra shine.
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