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10 tips to becoming a speed cleaning pro
READY, STEADY, CLEAN!
We love a clean and sparkling home as much as you do. But spending hours scrubbing, mopping and dusting? No thank you.
So we’ve perfected the art of speed cleaning with these top ten life hacks. They should help you free up some precious time to spend with your family.
- Get organised
Keep all your key cleaning products in one handy bucket that’s easy to carry from room to room. Don’t forget to include an all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant, glass cleaner, sponge and cleaning cloths, duster, polish, paper towels. It gives a whole new meaning to bucket list!
Keep the bathroom separate.
- Create a soundtrack
Just like working out, the right soundtrack can motivate you to put in a little extra effort and get those chores done super-fast. Tunes that are upbeat will have you dancing round with the duster before you know it.
- Set a deadline
It’s easy to get carried away with small details like polishing a mirror or mopping a floor. Set yourself a limit of two tracks on your playlist per room – or use a kitchen timer. It will help you to focus on the main areas that need your attention, and when the ping goes off, it’s time to move on to the next room.
- Clean from top to bottom
Doing all the hoovering, then all the dusting wastes time. Do each room from top to bottom. Start upstairs in the bathroom and bedrooms, then work your way down to the ground floor. Shut each door when you’ve finished cleaning so any dust you generate doesn’t land on your lovely new polished surfaces.
- Quick cobweb catcher
Forget standing on chairs or step ladders. Use a dry clean mop such as the Vileda SuperMocio Soft Mop, it’s great for catching cobwebs on ceilings and in hard-to-reach corners. Just throw the mop head in the washer when you’ve finished.
- Dust buster
Place sheets of newspaper on the tops of all your wardrobes or kitchen cupboards. When it’s time to clean, simply fold the sheets over to trap any collected dust, then replace them with fresh sheets of newspaper. Ta-dah!
- Speedy windows
A window vacuum cleaner like the Vileda Windomatic saves time buffing and polishing windows after you’ve cleaned them. The suction power gives perfect streak-free results – and it’s great for mirrors and tiles too!
- Microwave magic
Forget scrubbing splattered on food. Just add the juice and rind of a lemon to bowl of water and microwave. The lemony steam will condense on the sides of the microwave, loosening any deposits, so all you have to do is wipe them away. Your kitchen will smell instantly fresh and zingy too.
- Bathroom blitz
Here’s a quick way to say goodbye to soap scum. Spritz with white vinegar and wipe with a damp cloth. Or sprinkle with baking soda or laundry powder and give it a quick scrub with a damp sponge. Using a squeegee after you shower will keep any new soap scum to a minimum.
- And finally…
Delegate! It’s never too late for your other half and kids to do their fair share of the cleaning chores too. Write a checklist for each room and stick it in a handy place like back of a cupboard or wardrobe door. That way, there’s no excuse for them forgetting what needs to be done.
Cleaning may not be your favourite pastime, but with a little help from Vileda, your home will be beautifully fresh and clean before you know it!