Written by Lucas London, General Manager of Airtasker.

Preparation is key to tidying your house quickly

Preparation is key to tidying your house quickly

There’s no better feeling than collapsing onto your sofa after a mammoth cleaning session. It’s getting to that point that’s a chore. You may be lucky enough to have a professional cleaner in London or a household where everyone pitches in. Either way, it’s always handy to have a few cleaning tricks up your sleeve. Not only will these home cleaning tips save time, they’ll also help make the cleaning process a lot less painful.

Tip 1: Organisation

Preparation is key to tidying your house quickly. Have a clear plan of attack to avoid distractions. 

Tip 2:  Mopping

Mopping comes with its own challenges, so keep the below tips in mind: Before you fill the bucket with water, make sure you sweep/ vacuum the floors to clean them of debris. Not only is it pointless to mop with debris on it, it can damage your floors. You should also check that you’ve got the right mop head for your floor.

Tip 3: The Kitchen 

The kitchen is often the heart of the home. It’s not just the room where you cook up your favourite foods, it’s also a room to socialise and relax in. To keep your kitchen looking fresh, use brown vinegar to clean oven glass. Apply brown vinegar directly to tough stains and wipe away after an hour. Get rid of any dishwasher odour by placing a cup of white vinegar in an empty dishwasher and running a wash. To clean chopping boards, slice a lemon in half and rub it onto the surface.

Tip 4: Tools for the job

Making sure you have the right cleaning products is vital to getting your cleaning done quicker and with better results. Don’t forget to check supply levels before you start so you don’t have to run out to get supplies mid-clean. If you use Airtasker to find a cleaner in London, make sure you confirm who is supplying the products.

Here’s a quick essential check list you can use:

– All-purpose surface cleaning spray

– Glass, shower and floor cleaners

– Duster, vacuum, dustpans, mop, bucket, sponges, toilet brush, scrubbing brush

Tip 5: Dusting

Dusting is often overlooked, and even if you do get around to dusting, there may be nooks and crannies you miss. Create a check-list to ensure everything is covered. Don’t forget to dust the following:

– Radiators and light fixtures

– Corners and door frames

– Walls (using a flat head mop)

– Vents

– Picture frames and delicate items (dust with care and use a smaller duster)

Airtasker is a community marketplace that connects people and business with members of the public who are able to complete tasks to earn additional money. 

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