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If you love the feel of a freshly clean house, but wish that it didn’t take half as long as it does to clean it, you need to read these four simple cleaning hacks to help you clean your house fast!
Different cleaning schedules for different needs
But sometimes life just comes on top and this is when these speedy cleaning hacks come in super useful.
I gathered the intel on the hacks after a particularly messy half-term holiday, where the house got trashed, when I was in desperate need of quick cleaning solutions… so I turned to the professionals.
Yes, these tips are from professional cleaners who clear up after major parties and events.
I tried the hacks out this weekend and wow…
they actually work!
Like so many cleaning hacks, they are just common sense, but it turns out you really can clean your house fast, even when it’s been totally trashed.
How to clean your house fast!
Follow these four simple hacks and you will find your house organised, clean and tidy faster than ever before.
1. Inch by inch
You will need four things for this stage.
- Bag for recycling…
- Bucket for stuff that belongs in the kitchen…
- Big laundry bag for all the stuff that belongs somewhere other than the room it is in.
Right, you’re ready!
Start by standing in one corner of your most public room and totally clear the square foot immediately around you.
You’re not allowed to move on until everything in your immediate reach – that isn’t meant to be there – has gone into one of the bags or the bucket.
You’re not even allowed to put anything away in the room for now.
If you’ve got time, you repeat the process inch by inch clear for each room you’ve got time to do.
2. Sort first
Take the bucket to the kitchen and sort everything that’s in it into piles ready to be put away.
When the contents of the bucket are sorted, make one trip to each cupboard – or the dishwasher – to put everything away.
Divide everything in your ‘sorting’ bag in into a pile for each room.
When you’ve totally sorted the bag, take each pile to the room it belongs in.
But you’re still not allowed to put anything away!
Sort each room’s pile by the cupboard, drawer, shelf it belongs in.
Then make one trip to each cupboard, shelf, drawer… to put stuff away.
More: An Easy Cleaning Routine
3. Keep your feet stuck to the floor!
I found it very hard to stop myself running around from one random pile of mess to another.
Plus I also found it hard to stop myself running from one room to another.
I literally had to stick my feet to the floor!
But I couldn’t believe how quickly I could clear a room if I stood still and did it inch by inch
I love the fact that you can get the whole house looking presentable in such a short space of time.
Plus, if you’re really short of time, you can just stash the bucket and ‘sorting’ bag away – where no one can see it – to be sorted later 🙂
4. Now clean your house fast!
Now you’ve got rid of all the mess everywhere and can actually – shock horror! – see the floor again, you can actually get on with the job at hand to clean your house fast.
I can whizz around cleaning the house in no time.
Take a look at my post on household grocery essentials for a master list of all the household products you need to buy on a regular or monthly basis to clean, do the laundry and manage the housework for your home. There’s a free printable master list for household essentials and also a free household grocery list template to print out and use for your weekly or monthly grocery shop.