The holidays are just around the corner. That means good food and fun times are on the way but it also means that there will also be a number of rounds of cleaning on the agenda as well. No matter if you’re looking at cleaning in the kitchen or bathroom, a systematic approach can be very beneficial.
Considering that very few people look forward to cleaning, it can be worthwhile to adopt an approach that can be done quickly in a few minutes each day. Some experts even recommend a 60-second method where each time you go into the bathroom you set aside 60 seconds to take care of a quick chore. That could be picking up clutter, removing dirty clothes from the floor, cleaning the mirror, squeegee the walls after a shower, or emptying the trash.
Start the process by having all the tools in place that will make the job go smoothly. With this approach there’s no room for ripped sponges, frayed broom bristles and nearly empty bottles of cleaning products. Having the right products in a convenient location near to where you’ll be cleaning can make a big difference and helps avoid unnecessary frustration.
Take a Top-Down Approach
Maximize Effectiveness – Take a tip from hotel cleaners who add hot water to the tub and splash hot water on the tile and shower surfaces. Warm surfaces can double the effectiveness of the cleaners. After draining the water from the tub, spray on the cleanser and allow it to sit for five to seven minutes. This allows the cleanser to penetrate, meaning less work in the end for you.
Systematic Approach – While you are waiting for the cleanser in the tub and shower area to work, move on to spraying cleanser on the sink and toilet areas. Allow this cleanser to sit while you do a quick dust on light fixtures and clean the mirror. Then you can move on to the deep cleaning.
Color-Coded Cleaning – It’s a good idea to also designate certain cleaning rags for certain surfaces. For instance, blue is always used on the toilets and yellow is used for the sinks. This is a quick reminder so you don’t inadvertently polish the sink fixtures with a rag used on the toilet.
Rinse and Polish – Cleansers are created to grab and attract dirt so if they aren’t rinsed thoroughly afterward there is a potential for the surface to look dirty sooner than expected.
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