You hate to clean, and you don’t want to spend all day doing it. You want to clean your house super fast and be done with it so you can go about your day doing things you actually enjoy doing.
I get it. No one wants to spend all day cleaning and with my systematic approach to house cleaning, you’ll be done in no time flat.
How To Clean Your House Fast
Systems make things easier. When you cook, you use a method to get the food to the table hot and ready to eat. You don’t start with dessert, throw the salad on the table and eat your veggies last. The kids might like it that way, but it isn’t the way most of us eat.
You follow a recipe or a system to get it done in the right order.
We use systems to get things done faster in the cleaning business, too. We have a plan as soon as we walk into a home, how we’re going to get it done in the shortest time possible. We don’t want to clean your house all day either!
Always Start With The Cleanest Room First
You might be surprised to hear that I want you to begin with the cleanest room first, but hear me out.
When you begin with the cleanest room, you get done super quick, and that feeling of accomplishment gives you the motivation to keep going and get the rest of the house done.
We all have at least one room that usually stays pretty clean. Maybe it’s the dining room or your more formal living room. Either way, pick your cleanest room and start there. Give it a dust and vacuum, pick up anything that needs to be removed from that room and put it away and you’re done in under 5 minutes.
Since You’re On The First Floor, Stay There
You’re going to move on to the next cleanest room and repeat this process throughout your first floor until you get to the messiest and dirtiest room in your home.
For me, I usually move to the half bath which stays immaculate as it’s hardly used, then I move to the kitchen and my final stop on the first floor is the family room. My family room is where two of my three cats like to sleep and the fur is harder to remove from the furniture. It is the room that takes the longest due to the amount of vacuuming I have to do in this room.
This room might be different for you; your kitchen might be the final stop in your first-floor cleaning system. It doesn’t matter, just keep cleaning according to the system. Remember, the goal is to clean your house fast.
If the kitchen is your dirtiest room, you’re going to follow a system when cleaning this room too. If dishes are in the sink and the dishwasher is full of clean dishes you’ll start by putting the clean dishes away and emptying your sink. From there you’ll start at one end of the kitchen and move your way around the room. You’ll finish with sweeping and washing the kitchen floor.
Now that the first floor is clean it’s time to go upstairs where things can be pretty messy.
Again, I’m going to start with the cleanest room and work my way towards the dirtiest room in the house. The cleanest room is typically my bedroom, so I start there.
When you get to the messiest room, you’ll realize you’re almost done!
No matter when you clean your house or how you clean your house, always enlist the help of your family. There is no reason you should have to do all the cleaning by yourself.
If your family is resistant to helping, it might be time to have a family meeting and get to the heart of the matter.
Don’t know where to start? Next week, I’ll be posting my tips and strategies to the most successful family meeting to get everyone on board with helping around the house.
What I love about my cleaning system is you can see the progress you’re making as you move about your home. You know what’s done, and you know what the next step is. Each task makes it easier to get to the next task.
Give it a try and let me know if it reduced your cleaning time.