Nothing better than a little push when it comes to cleaning the house, right? Here this little push has a name and is called cleaning tips.
Yeah! With the right tips the entire cleaning process is faster, more practical and more efficient. So, without wasting any more time, let’s check out how to clean the house in a good and stress-free way. Take advantage and start putting your cleaning playlist to play!
Quick cleaning tips
You may have heard of it, but it never hurts to remember. Any and all cleaning must be done backwards. That is, from the last room of the house to the first one that gives access to the main entrance.
Why? Simple! That way you prevent the rooms from getting dirty again, since you don’t have to keep going and going back to places that are already clean.
Top to bottom
Here, the tip is similar to the previous one. This means: avoid cleaning again what has already been cleaned.
Therefore, always start cleaning from the highest point (ceiling, lamps, walls, shelves) to the lowest point (furniture, carpets and floors).
Cleaning x day-to-day activities
On the day of cleaning, avoid doing everyday activities, such as washing clothes, for example. Take the day just to clean the house.
So you don’t have to share your attention with thousands of other things. If possible, avoid even preparing meals that day. Order a delivery or eat something you have in the fridge.
Set aside a day for specific areas
There is no point in wanting to do everything in one day. Leave the cleaning of cabinets and wardrobes, for example, for another day.
The same goes for the refrigerator and other specific points in the house, such as washing carpets or washing curtains. The cleaning day should only include gross cleaning.
Keep the cleaning
After everything is clean you must make sure that everything stays that way (or as close as possible).
For this, it is important to have a schedule of daily activities that, among other things, should include sweeping and vacuuming the floor, carpets and upholstery, removing dust from furniture, keeping the bathroom clean and the kitchen organized.
By doing this, in addition to keeping the house clean for a longer time, you also ensure that the next cleaning is even faster and more practical, since the accumulated dirt is less.
Cleaning tips for the bathroom
The bathroom is undoubtedly one of the places that most needs attention when cleaning the house.
The site is the perfect stronghold for the proliferation of different germs and bacteria, some of which are even very harmful to human health, such as Salmonella, Enterococcus and Rotavirus.
See the tips:
Bleach can and should be one of your best friends when it comes to cleaning the bathroom, especially sanitary ware.
To do this, just spread a little of the product around the vase, the lid and the discharge buttons. Leave the product to act for a few minutes and then clean with that brush suitable for cleaning the vessel. For cover and buttons use a cleaning sponge or a soft cloth.
For day to day invest in a good disinfectant for the toilet. Pour some of the product and let it act. You don’t need to rinse.
Cleaning the bath area
The shower box area also needs to be cleaned frequently, as the space accumulates grease and various other types of dirt.
For quick cleaning of the bathroom stall the tip is to sprinkle some bleach on the area and scrub everything.
Then rub the area with a soft sponge dipped in neutral detergent.
Kitchen cleaning tips
The kitchen, like the bathroom, needs special attention. After all, that’s where you prepare meals and handle food, so care is taken to avoid contamination by germs and bacteria.
Countertop and counter
Start cleaning at the sink counter. The place should be cleaned daily with a soft sponge and neutral detergent. Finish with a soft cloth dipped in alcohol.
Wash the dishes
You don’t even have to say that dishes should be washed every day, do you? But what you may not know is the importance of following an order when washing, so you make the process easier and the dishes are cleaner.
The tip is to always start with the dishes with less dirt and grease, as is the case with glasses and cutlery. Then wash the dishes, but first remember to remove the food scraps and throw them in the trash or in the compost bin, if applicable.
Gold tip: leave dishes with impregnated dirt (dishes, pots and dishes) inside the sink bowl. This way the water you are using to rinse the dishes will soften this dirt, saving you water and time.
Oven and stove
After preparing each meal, it is essential to clean this space. But be careful: do not use abrasive products and materials to avoid damaging the device. Avoid, for example, steel sponges and scallops.
Always prefer to use a soft sponge (take the opportunity to replace the conventional loofah with vegetable loofah, a more sustainable option) and neutral detergent. Finish with a soft cloth.
Cabinets and refrigerator
Kitchen cabinets and the refrigerator should also be cleaned periodically. For the refrigerator, cleaning is recommended once a month, preferably before you go shopping.
Clean the refrigerator with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Then dry with a soft cloth. Remember to switch off the appliance before cleaning. This is also the time to get rid of those little pots with food scraps that have been in the fridge for a long time. Take advantage and check the validity of products that are already open, discarding those that have passed the deadline.
After everything was clean at the top, it was time to take care of the kitchen floor.
Here, the biggest problem is fat and leftover food that can spill. Therefore, the tip is to pass a cloth moistened with detergent. Then repeat the process, but this time using a disinfectant of your choice.
Make it a habit to change your kitchen towels every day. It may not seem like it, but they accumulate a lot of dirt and bacteria.
Room cleaning tips
On a daily basis, learn to make your bed after waking up. Collect the clothes that may be thrown by the environment and separate those that are clean from those that are dirty. If you have dishes on site, collect them and take them to the sink.
The heaviest cleaning you can do once a week. On that occasion, clean the floors, vacuum the carpet, change the bedding and clean the window panes.
Vinegar cleaning tips
To remove bad smell
Vinegar is perfect for eliminating unpleasant odors. In the microwave, for example, it helps to take away the smell of food preparation. To do this, put ¼ of water and two tablespoons of vinegar in a cup and microwave in high power for about 30 seconds.
But if your problem is with the smell of pets that stay on the sofa or on the carpet, the tip is to sprinkle a mixture of water, vinegar and bicarbonate on the spot.
To clean grout
Grimy grout can be cleaned with vinegar and baking soda. The recipe is simple: make a paste with the two ingredients, pass in place, wait a few minutes and then remove.
To clean mattress and sofa
Dirty and smelly mattress or sofa? Use vinegar! In a spray bottle, make a solution of water, vinegar and alcohol. Apply to any mattress or sofa.
To clean glass
Dilute white vinegar in warm water and place in a spray bottle. Then apply to the glass, finishing with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
To soften clothes
Did you know that you can replace your fabric softener with vinegar? In addition to being a cheaper and ecological solution, you also prevent the softener from causing allergic reactions.
Just put vinegar in the washing machine dispenser and you’re done. The clothes are soft and odorless of vinegar, believe me.
Bicarbonate cleaning tips
Baking is another great friend of house cleaning. Along with vinegar it works wonders. Here are some common uses of bicarbonate and adopt it in your life.
Bad smell in the fridge
Place a small pot (without lid) with baking soda inside the refrigerator to avoid that characteristic smell. Change it whenever you clean the refrigerator.
To prevent mold
Baking is also great for preventing mold growth in cabinets and wardrobes.
Simply place the product in an uncapped container and leave it inside the cabinet.
To unclog sink
But if the sink has clogged the solution is also baking soda. Pour two tablespoons of baking soda into the drain, then pour half a cup of vinegar. Immediately pour boiling water.
To clean the toilet
How about cleaning the toilet with bicarbonate? The product is very efficient for this type of cleaning. Pour the product around the entire vessel, let it act for a few minutes and finish with the appropriate brush.