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How to clean your house fast

Cleaning your home quickly saves you time; time that can be better spent exploring your local area or relaxing on your sofa! To help you spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your new build home, we’ve listed the best house cleaning tips to action. Simply discover how to clean your house fast, and effectively.

The best house cleaning hacks

Although it may be on your list of things to do, cleaning and organising your home can take time, but it doesn't have to. Your weekly cleaning routine can be much faster when you know what processes to use, so we’ve listed nine tips on how to clean your house fast. 

1. Declutter 

Before you do anything else, take a few minutes to clear each room of clutter. Cleaning is a much more enjoyable task when clutter is removed because it gives you a clear canvas to work with. 

Whichever rooms you’re cleaning, ensure you clear surfaces and store everything that doesn't belong there. This will make your cleaning spree much more effective, and less time-consuming.

2. Create a cleaning plan

Before you start, you should make a dedicated cleaning plan, because organising what areas you’ll need to clean and in what sequence makes handling these tasks much easier. Doing this will also keep your focus since it’s so easy to get distracted with another cleaning task before you’ve finished the first!

3. Delegate

If you live with other people, like your family, friends or housemates, cleaning your house should be a shared task. Utilise the help of others by delegating tasks, rather than taking them all on yourself. 

For instance, one person could clean the bathroom while you’re vacuuming the house. This speeds up the cleaning process entirely

4. Set a deadline

Without a plan, cleaning can take a long time. But with life being so busy, you don’t want to fill your schedule up and clean all day. You need to be strict on what you’re intending to clean and how long for, so setting a timed deadline will help you structure your cleaning – and add more organisation and routine to this exercise. 

You can set a timed cleaning deadline by:

  • Setting a timer on your phone, watch or smart home device.
  • Asking another family member, housemate or friend to remind you when your cleaning time is finished, either via text, call, or face-to-face.

5. Gather your cleaning supplies

Another one of our great house cleaning tips is to gather up all of the cleaning supplies you need, so you’re not darting from one room to the next looking for the right duster, limescale remover or polish.

You want the cleaning process to be as simple as possible to complete it quickly, so save yourself time by doing this early on. All you’ll need to do is decide what cleaning supplies you need and for which room. 

6. Focus on deep-cleaning areas first

To speed up your cleaning process, focus your efforts on the rooms that get dirty the quickest, such as the kitchen and bathroom(s). These areas generally need more care and cleaning, so you should concentrate on them first. Any cleaning tasks that come after this will seem easy in comparison! 

7. Multitask as much as possible

When it comes to house cleaning hacks, multitasking is one of the best. Multitasking when cleaning saves so much time and additional effort; it allows you to work smarter, not harder, which is precisely what you want. 

There are the best multitasking home cleaning tips to action:

  • Leave limescale remover to soak in your bathroom and polish another room while you wait.
  • Dust before vacuuming – this ensures any household dust falls onto the carpet beforehand, so you can hoover it up alongside the rest of your house.
  • Bleach the kitchen bin and leave it to soak while you wash the pots.
  • Place an oven-proof bowl filled with hot water in the oven and set a timer for 20 minutes; this loosens any food residue that you can wipe away. In the meantime, mop the kitchen floor, vacuum or clean the bathroom during this time.

8. Use the correct cleaning equipment

You’d be surprised at how many people use the wrong cleaning tools, which leads to further cleaning later down the line. You don’t want to spend all your time cleaning, to discover there are streaks on your mirrors, dust on your surfaces and remaining marks on your toilet(s).

Dusting and mopping will come out the cleanest with microfiber tools as they easily trap dirt. The same applies to white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, which can be used for shower screens, mirrors and windows, as these ingredients avoid streaks. 

9. Utilise all-purpose cleaners

One of our other great house-cleaning tips is to use all-purpose cleaners to keep your home fresh, clean and tidy. 

To reduce using several cleaning solutions for separate cleaning tasks, ensure you use all-purpose cleaners. These adaptable cleaners can be used across many different surfaces, saving time when moving between different sprays, bleaches and polishes.

And there you have it; those are our best tips on how to clean your house fast. As you’ll have learnt, it’s best to be organised, follow a plan, and eliminate distractions for efficient and productive cleaning.

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