1. Clean the whole house, not one room at time
Start with one task at a time such as dusting, vacuuming or mopping instead of going from one room at a time and re-starting each task all over again.
2. Gather all your cleaning tools in a caddy
Use a caddy, bucket or tote to hold all your tools in one portable place instead of otherwise. This will save you huge amounts of time.
3. Clear the clutter
Prepare the environment for more detailed cleaning by removing any or all big items in the area such as shoes, laundry etc. At the same time, decide whether you should put away, throw away or donate anything.
4. Dust and vacuum
Change the sheets in the bedrooms before starting these activities.
5. Wipe mirrors and glass
Use a damp microfiber cloth followed by a dry cloth for all such surfaces.
6. Disinfect countertops and surface areas
Use a non-toxic disinfection cleaning solution.
7. Focus on tubs, sinks and toilets
Spray these areas and let it sit for a few minutes and then return and start scrubbing. Don’t forget to wipe down the inside of the microwave and clean the toilets last.
8. Sweep, then mop
Mop from the farthest part of the room and work towards the door so as not to mop yourself in. Rinse the mop after every 4-by-4 foot area.
9. Keep moving when you vacuum
Don’t worry about every nook and cranny, get through the entire house especially at least one pass at every carpet.
10. Don’t forget to routinely wash your cleaning tools
Keep your tools always clean, otherwise, you just may create more work for yourself or slow your progress greatly due to essentially re-work.
11. Make cleaning a group activity
Get the whole family involved assigning specific task to each person. Ya right…we know how that usually goes especially with different schedules, cleaning styles and not to mention getting the kid’s off the couch and social media…
*12. And finally for the crescendo, hire Apex Cleaning Services to take care of all this for you !! Sorry, we just had to put this in here…