You get home and find your house just as you left it in the morning, rushing to work. Then you realize that you are supposed to have guests over tonight. You look around and don’t even know where to start to get your home ready for guests. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Just keep calm! In this article, we will share a few tips on how to act in times like these. We will show you how to get your home in shape in just an hour! You can use this cleaning system to maintain your home clean during the busy week. And, this cleaning system will also be your savior when you have to welcome guests last minute. So, without further ado, let’s see how you can clean your entire home in 1 hour:
This is how to clean your entire home in just 1 hour!
Don’t get distracted
While you are collecting old magazines and brochures or your child’s toys, don’t check your phone for the latest on Instagram. Forget everything else that might prolong your cleaning, and focus on getting the job done as quickly as possible. Just keep moving and follow these cleaning tips we will share with you.
Don’t get distracted while you are cleaning if you want to meet the time frame
Start at the top
Regardless of which room you are cleaning, always start from the top down. This is done so that dirt and dust from higher surfaces fall onto lower ones that haven’t been cleaned yet. Dump all the dirt directly onto the floor. Then clean all the rooms and surfaces as the last step is to clean the floor. This is the key to the most optimal cleaning.
Start from the top down, so the dust from higher surfaces falls onto lower ones that haven’t been cleaned
#Bedrooms (6 minutes per bedroom)
- First, straighten the bed. When straightening beds, instead of wasting time pushing the sheet between the mattress and bed frame with your fingers, use one hand to lift the corner of the mattress and the other to pull the sheet up. This will save you valuable time. Take a look at this guide for how to make your bed neatly, according to hoteliers.
- After that, gather up unworn clothes and put them away in the closet or wardrobe. Take your dirty clothes and put them in the laundry basket.
- Finally, wipe the dust off the furniture with a microfiber cloth and work from top to bottom.
- Come back for the floors only at the end.
There are some useful hotelier tricks to help you make your bed neatly
Wipe the dust off the furniture with a microfiber cloth and work from top to bottom
#Bathrooms (7 minutes per bathroom)
- You should clean all the bathrooms in your home at once. Be sure to clean the dust in your bathroom first, if there is any.
- Then pour detergent into toilets, tubs, and sinks. Leave it to work for at least 5 minutes. During this time, wash the outside of the toilet and tub. Wipe down the shelves.
- After the detergent has already had some time to work, wipe and rinse the surfaces, then clean the mirrors. See our tips on how you can clean mirrors without streaks.
- Come back for the floors only at the end.
Be sure to clean the dust in your bathroom first, if there is any
See our tips on how you can clean mirrors without streaks
After the detergent has already had some time to work, wipe and rinse the bathroom surfaces
#Living/dining rooms (7 minutes)
- First, tidy up the surfaces from clutter and arrange things in the right spot. Do some dusting.
- Then start cleaning in one corner of the room and move clockwise, so you don’t miss anything, following the top-down rule. If you have blinds and/or ceiling fans, clean them first. Take a look at this guide for how to properly clean all types of blinds.
- After that, vacuum upholstered furniture.
- Leave the floors and the carpets as a final cleaning step.
First, tidy up the surfaces from clutter and arrange things in the right spot
Start cleaning in one corner of the room and move clockwise, so you don’t miss anything
#Kitchen (12 minutes)
- Start by cleaning all the dust. If the kitchen hobs need cleaning, spray them with detergent and leave them to sit.
- Then load all dirty dishes into the dishwasher and run it.
- After that, clean the hobs.
- Wipe down the cupboards, sink, and other surfaces, again working from top to bottom. Make sure to carefully clean the dirtiest parts of the kitchen.
- Rinse the sponge or cloth with hot water as you clean – you will be amazed at how much dirt comes out that way!
- Wipe down appliances.
- Leave the floors as a final cleaning step.
Start by cleaning all the dust, following the top down cleaning rule
If the kitchen hobs need cleaning, spray them with detergent and leave them to sit
Then load all dirty dishes into the dishwasher and run it or just wash them by hand
Deep clean your kitchen sink, because it is one of the dirtiest parts of the kitchen
#Floors (15 minutes for the whole home)
- First, vacuum all of the carpets. When vacuuming the carpets, move backward, in quick motions, and without a lot of overlap to save time.
- Steam mops or mops with a detergent container make cleaning hard surfaces much faster than traditional mops, so we highly recommend investing in one of these! Finally, clean your floors everywhere in the home.
When vacuuming the carpets, move backward, in quick motions, and without a lot of overlap to save time
Steam mops or mops with a detergent container make cleaning hard surfaces much faster
Voilà! Your whole house is sparkling clean, and you even have some extra time for yourself. This is how to clean your home in 1 hour like a true professional!
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