HOT TIPS TO HELP YOU BREEZE THROUGH YOUR HOME CLEANING
Bettie’s Cleaning Solutions are expert house cleaners which is why we are engaged by so many home-owners throughout the Hunter Valley region for regular domestic cleans.
Our residential customers often ask us for tips on how to keep the house clean and tidy between scheduled cleans.
So we’ve come up with a list of simple ways to tweak your cleaning routine to quickly get you through your house cleaning. Follow these 7 hot tips and the whole house will sparkle before your very eyes without too much effort
The Plan: Top-to-bottom, left-to-right
Clean from top to bottom starting at the upstairs level of the house if there is one. Then for each task, start at the highest point in the room and move from left to right across the room so you don’t miss any areas.
Step 1. Dust
Dust each room, including the topsides of all the furniture, undersides of shelves, all handrails, picture frames, TV screens and nick-nacks. To remove fingerprints, dampen a microfibre cloth with warm water.
Step 2. Furniture / Fabric
Go through the house and strip and remake beds; neaten any pillows or furniture blankets. Brush clean furniture surfaces with a vacuum extension as needed.
Step 3. Mirrors / Glass
Wipe down mirrors and windows throughout the house. Using one wet and one dry microfibre cloth won’t leave streaks.
Step 4. Surface Cleaning
Wipe down all surfaces and counters throughout the house, disinfecting as necessary. Be sure to wipe down all places that fingers regularly touch, like door handles, light switches, TV remotes and phones. They hold a lot of germs!
Step 5. Kitchen / Bathroom
Walk through and spray cleaner on tubs, sinks and toilets. Return and scrub. Then, in the kitchen, clean the inside of the microwave, and cabinet and appliance doors.
Step 6. Floors
Sweep, then mop or scrub the bathroom and kitchen floors, and any other floor that needs it. Remember to clean forgotten areas, like behind doors and toilets, so you know they’re hygienic.
Step 7. Vacuum
Finally finish with a thorough vacuum of the house. Vacuum your way out of the bedrooms, down the stairs or hall, through the living room and out the house.