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General Cleaning Tricks Everyone Should Know
Published on Tuesday, 30 July 2013

General Cleaning Tricks Everyone Should Know

By following these helpful tips and tricks, you can make the cleaning simple, effective and less time consuming. These tips will help you to clean any room quickly, meaning you can save time on doing household chores and spend more f your free time doing what you enjoy.

Cheap essentials

Having a large stock of cleaning products can get expensive, not to mention the fact that it can be hassle rooting through a cupboard looking for a specific cleaner for a specific task. Making sure you have the following essentials in your home will not only save you money, but also time, as they are very general purpose and can be used in most cleaning situations.

White vinegar, lemon juice salt and baking soda

Very useful as a stain remover and general cleaner, white vinegar is very cheap to buy and can be used for almost any kind of cleaning. It works well simply used as a surface cleaner thanks to its anti-bacterial qualities for example, but can also be combined with the other essentials, especially baking soda to create more powerful stain removers or sink un-blockers for example. Lemon juice works much the same way, and is very good for de-scaling your kettle when left to work for a while. Baking soda and salt are both good for applying to stains to ensure that none spreads, but again, can be combined with vinegar to clear blockages and so on.

Give yourself time to clean

You can avoid having to deal with a huge pile of cleaning in all the rooms in your house by simply setting yourself a couple of hours every week to quickly go round your rooms. By setting yourself a kind of cleaning schedule, Mondays for the bathroom, wed for the kitchen etc, you can make sure you never have too much to do at once, and this approach will help you stay on top of the cleaning.

Store what you need in each room

By keeping small amounts of all the things you need to clean a particular room in an easy to reach place, you can get the cleaning done a lot quicker, without having to go from one room to another to bring things in to clean with. This will also help you keep to a cleaning schedule, as you can simply grab what you need and do a quick 15 minute clean. It makes the prospect of cleaning regularly much more straight forward and accessible.

Clean as you go

In addition to sticking to a cleaning schedule every week, you should also try to clean up after yourself as you go. Some easy ways to do this are: Cleaning up your kitchen knife and chopping boards while you wait for your food to cook, wiping and rinsing the bath or shower down after use, washing up once you’ve finished eating, and so on. By doing these very quick and easy tasks as you go, you will not only make your cleaning time quicker, but also reduce the amount of cleaning you need to do in each room as a whole, thus saving you much more time in the long run.

Overall then, the main tricks to remember are being prepared, having cleaning items in easy to reach places in every room, and making sure you clean up after yourself, and do some cleaning little and often. This will make sure your home is kept in top condition and you have much more free time.


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