Cleaning floors and windows are the two most time-consuming tasks in a home and we all know how precious time can be in our busy lives and careers. One of the reasons for this is that these are the largest areas of a house. Today we will show you how to maximize cleaning efficiency at home so you can focus on yourself and your work as you want.
What is part of the big cleaning?
For heavy cleaning, a general rule applies: allow enough time and determine beforehand what to clean.
By adopting a systematic approach, you will save time. It is best to clean the parts one after the other. It is recommended to work from top to bottom in the following order: first remove dust from cabinet surfaces, tables, window, and plants. In a second step, vacuum the furniture and upholstered furniture.
Finally, clean the floor. Outside, it is recommended that you wipe the car and garden furniture before putting you on the terrace and entrance.
This way, you will avoid double work. Great cleaning is also an excellent opportunity to throw away the things you no longer need. Also, allow time to clear and clean the garage.
List of tasks
- Cleaning windows
- Washing curtains
- Remove spider webs from walls and ceilings
- Dust Removal
- Cleaning floors
- Clean the oven and microwave
- Cleaning the hood
- Defrost and clean refrigerator and freezer
- Cleaning washbasin, bathtub, and shower, including drains
- Cleaning the toilet
- Vacuum the sofa, using the upholstered furniture tool
- Empty and wipe shelves and cupboards
- Remove the mattresses, ventilate them and turn them over before resting them.
- Wash blankets gently or dry clean them – Wash sheets and curtains.
- Clean the car inside and outside
- Remove dirt from the terrace and entrance
- Cleaning up the garage
- Clean garden furniture and prepare it for the summer season
Which cleaning tools/utensils/devices do I need?
Less is more – this is the golden rule also for the use of detergents in the big cleaning. For essential equipment, the following five products are sufficient:
- universal cleaner,
- hand dishwashing liquid,
- scrubbing cream,
- window cleaner,
- acidic cleaner, preferably citric acid-based.
In addition to useful detergents, a few handy tools should be available, including a shovel and broom to prevent dirt on small surfaces. A mop and bucket are also needed to wipe the floors. Sponges are well suited to remove dust. The duster should not be missing either.
Here’s how to make cleaning easy
Cleaning appliances are the right choice to make your work easier:
The steam cleaner takes care of dirt from a wide variety of surfaces without using chemicals and without taking up too much time.