It’s true! Cleaning the house can take a few minutes if you get into a cleaning routine. In addition, house cleaning is more important today than ever before because of COVID-19. In fact, many experts recommend frequent cleaning and disinfection of surfaces to protect against the virus.
For greater safety for you and your family, we’ve compiled a few cleaning tips that you can follow throughout the day. This, will not only keep your home clean and safe, but this will also help you adopt useful habits.
1.Clean the Bathroom Sink and Mirror
This will only take a few minutes and the bathroom will look much cleaner. Spray the mirror with glass cleaner (or equal parts water and white vinegar) and scrub with disposable towels or a microfiber cloth. Use the same cloth to clean the sink, being careful of splashes from the faucet. Do this in the morning and designate someone if you can.
2.Spray the Shower and Bathtub with a Cleaning Product Every Day
As soon as you’re done showering and all surfaces are still wet, spray them with a daily shower cleaner. This will prevent soap scum build-up and make cleaning easier. Alternatively, use a disposable wet wipe to clean the toilet, and scrub the inside of the vase with a suitable cleaner and brush. Do this in the morning and designate the last adult to use the shower.
3.Clean Kitchen Counters, Sink and Stove
Start by simply wiping the kitchen counters with a damp cloth to remove food debris. Remember that countertops, being porous surfaces, are breeding grounds for germs, so spray them daily with a cleaner containing vinegar or lemon and dry them well. For daily stovetop cleaning, spray with a greaseproof cleaner and dry with a disposable towel. After putting dishes in the dishwasher, go over the sink with a sponge and a few drops of liquid soap. Do this as many times as you can.
4.Clean Kitchen and Dining Room Chairs
If you have grandchildren or young children at home, you already know how chairs end up after dinner. With a handheld vacuum cleaner, vacuum crumbs and food debris off the chairs, paying special attention to the joint between the seat and back. If your kitchen chairs are not fabric, give them a quick wipe down with a damp cloth to remove sticky residue. Do this after dinner.
5.Sweep and Clean the Kitchen Floor
There are few places where dirt seems to accumulate more than on the kitchen floor, right? It’s customary to give the floor a daily sweep to remove food scraps and avoid moving them around the rest of the house. After that, you need to use a mop with the cleaning liquid and a disposable cloth in it. Depending on the type of floor, you can also create your own cleaning liquid by mixing a little warm water with a little white vinegar. Do this after lunch or dinner.
6.Make the Bed and Stuff the Pillows
Making the bed every day is the only way to make the bedroom presentable at any time of day. Give the sheets a good shake (with the window open if the weather permits), fluff up the pillows and tighten the comforter or blanket. Plan to wash your sheets in very hot water once a week. If you are allergic to dust mites, consider covering your pillow and mattress with a protective cover. Do this in the morning.
7.Pick Up Your Daily Clothes
Once you’ve made your bed, spend a few minutes each day putting clothes away in the closet and putting jewelry and accessories in place. If you have a well-organized closet, this job will only take you 5 or 10 minutes a day, but it will make your life much easier… especially when you’re in a hurry in the morning. Best time: early morning.
Here you go! If you follow these tips, you are sure to adopt some daily habits that will help you keep your house clean and organized.