Cleaning like you’re a professional isn’t as scary as you might think. All you need is a bit of simple know-how with some quality cleaning tips and tricks (and a bit of elbow grease, of course) and you can easily make your home look as though it is always professionally cleaned. Here are some of our top tips from cleaning pros.
Use microfibre cloths
Professional cleaners will tell you that you can’t go wrong when using a microfibre cloth. A microfibre cloth is made up of nylon and polyester fibre. Due to the fibres being so small, the cloth can penetrate even the smallest of crevasses, allowing for a more thorough clean.
They are also small enough to pick up germs and bacteria and are capable of absorbing far more liquid than a sponge or paper towel. Water can be used with the cloth to clean, however a microfibre cloth and water should not completely replace disinfectants when cleaning.
Microfibre cloths can be purchased in an array of different colours, that way you can have a cloth for every surface to avoid cross-contamination. Our GLASSGUARD Microfibre Cloths come in a sleek black colour that is perfect for stylish, modern bathrooms.
The cloth can also be used to polish stainless steel and clean glass. Another piece of great news – if your cloth is stained or soiled from cleaning, it can be machine washed and used again! You’ll be saving money as well as being environmentally friendly by using a microfibre cloth for cleaning.
Clean as you go
Cleaning as you travel around the house is a simple, yet effective way to ensure your home always looks as if it has been professionally cleaned. As you walk around your home during the day, pick a task that you can see needs doing and finish it before moving on.
It could be as simple as giving the kitchen bench a wipe over as you’re walking past or cleaning the toilet after use. By forming this habit, the amount of cleaning required around the house will be reduced greatly, and cleaning won’t become a mammoth task.
Tackle simple tasks quickly and frequently
As mentioned above, ensuring simple tasks are done frequently and quickly will greatly reduce the amount of time spent cleaning in the home.
Returning items to their correct location once finished with use, ensuring the kitchen is clean after meals, and clutter is removed from tables and benches are quick and easy practices that can become habits when performed frequently. Not only will these simple tasks become a habit, but the house will also remain tidy, and cleaning will be a much more manageable feat.
Pay attention to smaller, often-forgotten areas in your bathroom
The bathroom can very easily be forgotten when cleaning, as far less time is spent there as opposed to living areas and bedrooms. To ensure you’re providing a thorough clean within your bathroom, make sure to vacuum in any areas that you may frequently miss, such as the floor under or beside the sink, bathtub, and toilet.
The sills and corners of the shower should be regularly cleaned to avoid mould build up. Remember to clean underneath the toilet seat while cleaning the bowl, disinfect taps, and properly clean and protect the glass in the shower to avoid water marks and soap scum build up.
Don’t use the wrong tools and products
Using the correct tools and products will ensure that your cleaning is efficient, effective, and you aren’t causing damage. For example, using a rough-sided sponge on glass and certain other surfaces can cause scratches and abrasions, which could allow bacteria to grow.
Ensuring that the correct products are used for the right purpose will provide the best results for cleaning. Specific storage containers could also be used to store your cleaning products, so you don’t accidentally grab the wrong one, such as a container for the kitchen, bathroom, glass, and floor tools.
Delegate cleaning tasks to other people in the household
The easiest way to keep your home clean is by bringing others on board to help in your mission!
To ensure tasks are being completed, a cleaning roster could be set up in the home, with everyone assigned cleaning jobs to do during the week. That way, the load is shared around and is much more manageable. If some struggle with the tasks, it could be turned into a game with a prize for the best cleaner or you could always play music or a podcast and turn the chores into a time to party or relax and learn. That way everyone is having fun or getting something out the experience while helping around the house.