How to get your home sparkling clean with 5 simple strategies
There are few things more satisfying than coming home to a sparkling, clean house. On the other hand, stepping foot into a messy house after a long day can seriously stress you out. But the last thing you feel like doing is tidying up, so you tell yourself you’ll do a big clean-up on the weekend. Then, Saturday comes around and you’ve already made other plans, so you keep putting your cleaning marathon off. By the time you know it, it’s Monday morning and the house is still a mess.
The good news is, you don’t need to dedicate your entire weekend to cleaning to keep your home tidy. By following these 5 simple strategies, you can turn your home into a super clean sanctuary with minimal time and effort.
- Declutter your home
It’s simple – the more you have in your home, the more there is to clean. So, by eliminating some of the stuff you don’t really need (like that cat ornament your Great Aunt gave you five years ago), you’ll save yourself a lot of cleaning time. The KonMari method is a great way to go about doing this. It’s based on the idea that if an object doesn’t spark joy, it’s got to go! You can find out how to do it here.
- Get the right tools
A cleaner is only as good as their tools, so it pays to have some good ones at the ready. You don’t want to waste your time with inefficient products that make cleaning harder and more unpleasant. Organic Choice’s Multi-Purpose Cleaner is an extremely convenient product to have in your arsenal, as it can be used to effortlessly remove and sanitise stains. It’s also naturally-derived and has a lovely Lemongrass and Australian Myrtle aroma – so it actually makes cleaning enjoyable!
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- Do a little each day
Tasks always seem more manageable when you break them into smaller chunks and cleaning is no exception. Rather than trying to do all your cleaning in one go, set aside time each morning or night. Set an alarm for 15 to 20 minutes, pop on some music and do a speed-clean of your home. You can even round up your partner, kids or housemates and tackle a room each!
- Go from top to bottom, left to right
When you’re doing a thorough clean, it’s best to do it with a methodical approach. Otherwise, you end up missing spots or cleaning them twice. A method many cleaners use is ‘top to bottom, left to right.’ That is, start at the top of the room (the ceiling fan or lights) then the bottom (the carpet or floorboards.) Then, for the rest of the room, clean from left to right.
- Be proactive
Rather than letting your home become dirty and unmanageable, it’s best to employ a ‘clean as you go’ approach. Some great ways to do this are keeping a bottle of Orange Power’s Shower Bath and Tile Cleaner in your shower and giving it a quick spritz every time you’re in there or giving your stovetop a once-over with Orange Power’s Multi-Purpose Cleaner whenever you cook.These little things go a long way when it comes to keeping your humble abode clean!
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