Some of us spend hours each day maintaining in and outside our homes. It often feels like keeping our homes clean is a never-ending task. Making sure everything is clean can consume a lot of our time, and if you work long hours, time might not be on your side.8 Life Hacks from Professional Cleaners! #hacks #lifehacks #cleaninghacks Click To Tweet
However, there are plenty of tips and tricks to help you do a better job cleaning your home, many of which will save you time and money. Professional cleaners have plenty of incredible life hacks up their sleeves, and in this article, we will share some of the secrets they have been using for years to maintain and clean the homes they work in.
A lot of cleaning products contain harmful chemicals, and in this article, we will also look at some environmentally friendly cleaning products you can make yourself from the comfort of your own home!
Don’t ever underestimate the power of a doormat! Having a doormat both inside and outside can help trap dirt. During the winter months, when people have snow on their boots, encouraging them to use both doormats will make a big difference. Cleaning your doormats on a regular basis is vital because a dirty doormat can make matters worse.
- Make a Cleaning Schedule
It seems like all professional cleaners make a schedule and stick to it. They will know exactly how long they will spend cleaning each room and how long each area should take. During the start, it might be difficult to know exactly how long it will take to clean your home, so take note of how long each job takes.
- Tidy the room Before you Vacuum
Before you get the vacuum out, make sure that you prepare the room properly first. Pick up all the items on the floor, and consider moving furniture so you can vacuum areas you cannot see. Roll up rugs and move them out of the room. This way, you will be able to clean the room a lot faster and you will be able to see dirt and dust a lot easier.
Also, make sure you dust before vacuuming because dust and other dirt tend to fall on the floor. If you vacuum the surface of the floor before you vacuum, you might have to do it again. If you are unable to get certain stains out of your carpet you might have to hire a professional cleaning company like cleaners London.
- Invest in Quality Tools
You don’t have to spend a fortune on top-of-the-range cleaning equipment, but it might be worth your while purchasing proper cleaning products and tools. Purchasing low-quality, cheap cleaning equipment is rarely a good idea because they don’t tend to last nor clean areas properly. By investing in well-built tools the chances are they will have a longer lifespan. You won’t need to replace them every time you clean your home.
- Avoid Distractions
Technology has had a major impact on our lives, however, devices like smartphones and tablets can distract us from our cleaning duties. Consider turning off anything that might distract you including your phone and the television while you work. If you are constantly checking what is going on in social media or if you’re replying to text messages, the job on hand can take a lot longer.
- Get an Expert to have a look at your Underperforming Vacuum
A lot of people throw their vacuum cleaner in the bin because they feel that it is not working the way it used to in the past. However, before you go out and spend a mini fortune on a brand new vacuum cleaner, consider having a professional take a look at it first. Belts inside a vacuum cleaner can loosen over time, and all you need to do is replace it with a new one. Once the belt has been replaced, your vacuum will be good as new!
- How can you make a Drain Cleaner from Home?
Instead of going out to your local store to buy drain cleaner, you can make it with things you have lying around the house. Clogged drains can be a nightmare, especially if it is the kitchen sink that is giving you problems. All you need to do is add these ingredients into a jar:
- 4 tablespoons of baking soda
- 4 tablespoons of salt
- 4 tablespoons of cream tartar
Mix the ingredients well and sprinkle it into the drain. Once the mixture is in the drain pour three cups of hot water into the sink and leave it to sit for around fifty minutes. Once the process is complete, don’t forget to rinse your drain.
- Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Although a lot of professional cleaners use products they have bought in cleaning stores, others like to make their own. One popular DIY cleaning product is this floor cleaner that will make your hardwood gleam. However, this is only for genuine wooden floor surfaces, not for laminate floors:
- Sixteen parts of boiling water
- One cup of cooking oil
- 5 tablespoons of lime juice
- Essential oil (Citrus works best)
Not only will your floors look great, but you’ll also save a lot of money too!