4 speed CLEANING tips

Speed cleaning is the perfect solution for those times when you just don't have a lot of time to spend house cleaning.

Quick house cleaning can lift your spirits almost as much as if you had chosen to do a deep house cleaning instead. Why? Because when you have a clean home - everything in life seems fresher.

These 4 speed cleaning tips will you get the dirty jobs done right - and fast!

  1.  Shift into High-Gear by Stocking Up Your Cleaning Supplies

Shift into quick house cleaning mode by stocking cleaning products in each room for the quick and dirty jobs ahead.

Put cleaners, rags, paper towels, sponge, and scrub brush in a cleaning caddy in the kitchen, and fill a second cleaning caddy with bathroom cleaning supplies so you won't have to backtrack between rooms to get what you need. 

A permanent stash of supplies in each room also means you'll always be prepared to tackle those last-minute cleanups quickly and efficiently.

  2.  Break Down Your Weekly Cleaning Routine into Smaller Tasks You Tackle Daily

Fast cleaning involves breaking down the big jobs into small, manageable home cleaning tasks tackled daily. For example, clean the microwave Monday, the toilet Tuesday. Mop the floors Wednesday, tackle the tub Thursday.

By Friday, your big target areas - the kitchen and bathrooms - are nearly done. A few minutes spent Friday on surface duty, and your home is clean - and the weekend is yours.

  3.  Change Your House Cleaning Focus Weekly

You can also quicken the pace of your weekly cleaning routine by focusing on a different type of cleaning each week. Choose an all-purpose cleaner this Friday, and spend several minutes spritzing and wiping the main surfaces of your kitchen and bathroom.

Use a disinfectant cleaner next Friday, spraying on counter tops, in toilets, and in the tub or shower. Then go read the mail or relax; return to flush the toilet and wipe clean the counter tops and tub or shower.

Dust this week, vacuum the next. This simple routine means no juggling of cloths and paper towels, switching of spray bottles, or putting away of dust rags as you pull out the vacuum. Simply put: You focus on just one thing at a time. (For a definition of types of cleaners, check out cleaning products defined.)

  4.  Don't Feel Guilty About Skipping Cleaning Every Now and Then

It's okay to take a break from your deep house cleaning routine every now and then. Going two weeks between disinfecting and dusting won't cause any irreparable harm, and taking a rest may do you good.

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