Home Cleaning Tips and Tricks for Increased Efficiency
Who doesn’t love coming home to an organized, clean, and clutter-free house? Yet, very few of us enjoy spending their Sundays vacuuming, dusting, and wiping.
Luckily, there are ways to clean your home quickly and efficiently. At Ainacare, we are devoted to providing safe, eco-friendly, and effective solutions to help you keep your home sparkling-clean. In this article, we are going to share our favourite home cleaning tips for ultimate efficiency.
16 Must-Try Home Cleaning Tips
Keeping your home clean and tidy can not only help you fight everyday stress, but the process itself can act as an anxiety-relieving activity. If you aren’t sure where to start, try to implement these home cleaning tips:
- Do Not Clean One Room at a Time
Many of us tend to break the cleaning session down room by room, first cleaning and organizing the kitchen, then moving on to the bathrooms and, finally, the bedrooms.
To make your cleaning more efficient, pick a single task, such as mopping or dusting, and move throughout the house, performing the same task in each room. Not only will you be able to finish the chores sooner, but it will also prevent you from feeling like you are stuck in an endless cycle, doing the same task over and over again.
- Put On Great Music
Before getting to work, make sure to put on some lively music to make the process more fun and give you some additional energy. And don’t be shy to sing or dance along the way!
- Opt for Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
The best way to set yourself up for cleaning success is to ensure that you have all the right products to do the job. For example, the multi-purpose home cleaner from Ainacare offers a cleaner and safer alternative to standard cleaning solutions that contain harmful chemicals.
The Ainacare multi-purpose cleaner can be safely used around children, pets, and on any surface within your house.
- Invest into Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber cloths are a truly must-have cleaning tool. Not only are they better at cleaning surfaces as compared to paper towels or sponges, but you can also wash them in the washing machine, which means that they are less likely to hold onto germs.
- Choose the Right Tools for Fighting Dust
Feather dusters might look adorable, but they are not very practical. They tend to just move the dust around, but don’t remove it at all. Here is an important home cleaning tip: ditch the feather dusters, as the best tool to remove dust effectively is a microfiber duster or cloth.
- Collect All Your Cleaning Tools in a Caddy
Whether it is a bucket or a caddy, it is important to have all your necessary cleaning supplies handy in a single portable storage. You won’t waste your time looking for tools and products while you clean, and you won’t have to worry about collecting them all together before your next cleaning session.
- Clear the Clutter
Even before you get to cleaning, go through every room and pick up any clutter. As you pick up an item, such as old sneakers or magazine, think whether you should put it away or it is time to toss or donate it.
- Dust and Vacuum
Before you get to dusting, make sure that all the ceiling fans are turned off. Go through all the furniture tops and the undersides of shelves, picture frames, handrails, and TV screens. You can tie a microfiber cloth around the end of a broom or mop to dust hard-to-reach areas, such as upper shelves or window blinds.
In addition, make sure to change the bedsheets before you move on to vacuuming.
- Keep Moving When You Vacuum
When vacuuming, don’t over-worry about getting every single cranny and nook. Just keep moving from room to room.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to do some tasks every week, like cleaning the windows, washing bath mats and area rugs, and waxing the furniture. Inspect these elements and decide whether it is time to clean them as well.
- Wipe Glass and Mirrors
Use Ainacare's glass cleaner and a soft microfiber cloth, followed by a dry cloth to wipe clean all the glass surfaces and mirrors in your home.
- Disinfect Surface Areas and Countertops
Go through the entire house and wipe and disinfect hard surfaces, such as appliances, countertops, door knobs, cabinets, light switches, and TV remotes.
Some surfaces might require extra disinfectant, especially those that can deliver germs to people’s faces and fingers.
- Focus on Sinks, Tubs, and Toilets
Spray Ainacare’s bathroom cleaner on the sink in the kitchen, as well as the bathroom sink, toilets, and bathtubs. Let it sit for several minutes to allow the cleaner to dissolve any stains and dirt. It is a good idea to leave the toilets until the end to give the cleaner some extra time to disinfect it.
Then, get back to the kitchen and start scrubbing the sink. Wipe down any appliances and inside of the microwave. While in the kitchen, it is also a good idea to make sure your garbage disposal is clean.
- First Sweep, then Mop
First, sweep the bathroom and kitchen floors. Then, start mopping from the furthest room corner and move towards the doorway.
When mopping, wet the entire floor to loosen the dirt first. Next, mop around the edges and move toward the doorway, using figure-eight strokes. Once one side of the mop gets dirty, turn the mop over to the other side. Rinse the mop thoroughly after completing each 4-by-4-foot area.
- Remove Build-Up in Your Humidifier
Alas, cleaning the humidifier is often overlooked and forgotten. Just think about it: water is an excellent breeding ground for microbes and mold. To clean the humidifier, pour two cups of white vinegar into the water tank and swish it around. Let it stand for 15-20 minutes, then empty the tank and use a small brush to clean any crevices.
- Wash Your Cleaning Tools Routinely
This is a commonly overlooked home cleaning tip, but maintaining your cleaning tools clean is crucial for an effective cleaning session. Using a full vacuum or a dirty mop won’t be as effective, and you will end up just spreading the dirt around and spending much more time cleaning the floors.
- Make Cleaning a Family Activity
You can make cleaning a team effort to speed up the process. Schedule the time with your family and split the tasks between everyone. Working together will not only make cleaning more efficient, but it will surely make it more fun as well.
Why Use Ainacare’s Home Cleaning Products?
If you follow our home cleaning tips, you will get a sparkling-clean home in no time. However, many modern home cleaning companies offer products that contain harsh chemicals that are not ideal for your home and the environment and could be dangerous for your children or pets.
When using Ainacare’s home cleaning solutions, you can be confident that your loved ones are safe and your home is clean. Our cleaning products come in unique reusable bottles, helping to reduce the amount of plastic waste.
Not only will this help you stand up to the damage that single-use plastic causes to our planet, but you will also be able to use the same bottle for months to come, thus reducing the associated costs. Simply purchase Refill Multi-Purpose Cleaner Tablets and dilute them with warm water in the same reusable bottle.
Keep Your Home Sparkling-Clean with Ainacare
Cleaning your home doesn’t have to be a dreaded, time-consuming chore. With the right planning and home cleaning tips, you can tackle cleaning tasks in no time.
However, when aiming to make your home sparkling-clean, it is important to keep our environment in mind. Not only do numerous commercial cleaning products contain harsh chemicals and ingredients, but they also come in single-used plastic bottles, which contribute significantly to the plastic pollution around the world.
To make sure your cleaning is not only effective, but also eco-friendly and safe for your family and pets, we recommend using green home cleaning solutions from Ainacare. Learn more.