As professionals who have been in the industry for many years, we have many tips and tricks that make domestic cleaning a bit easier. We want you to enjoy doing your chores when you have to do them yourself, so today we are sharing 10 domestic cleaning tips from the pros.
1. Always pick the clutter from the floor first
When we go to clients’ addresses we often ask that the toys and little objects are removed before we start the job. It helps us clean much faster and more efficiently. In the same way, when you do the cleaning yourself, always start by picking up the clutter from the floor. You will be amazed how much easier it will get after that and you will save time!
2. Use the right tools
Our next domestic cleaning tip is to use the right tools. That doesn’t mean you should go spend crazy money about professional cleaning equipment. In fact, you only need these basic things – a couple of microfibre cloths, sponges, scrub brush, a feather duster and a vacuum cleaner.
3. Use a toothbrush for detailed cleaning
A pro cleaning trick is using a toothbrush to scrub hard-to-get places. It’s a great helping tool for scrubbing around the stoves, or cleaning the air vents. And while you are at it, you can pop some toothpaste on it. Toothpaste is abrasive, so it helps removing some stubborn stains from grease, mould burnton or even crayons!
4. Revive your shower head
Hard water stains can be a struggle. Luckily we have a pro cleaning tip for your shower head. Pop it in a plastic bag with vinegar and let it stay for 30 minutes. Then, remove the bag and wipe the shower head with a clean sponge. That’s really it!
5. Easy grease removal
One of the easiest ways to remove grease it by using eraser sponges. The scrubbing is almost effortless and the results are fantastic!
6. Check what’s under the furniture
Often people forget to look under the sofa when cleaning the living room or under the beds in the bedrooms. The real dirt is in the places you don’t usually see. It’s surprising how many different things like toys, socks, food bites and so one you can find under the furniture. It’s dangerous to leave them there because that may cause the spread of bacteria. Some food leftovers could attract pests in your home and that’s a problem you’d rather avoid.
7. Clean your windows with newspaper
Here’s a quick and smart domestic cleaning tip that few people know. Newspapers actually do a great job in cleaning windows! They are soft, so no need to worry about scratches. That trick works on mirrors too.
8. Use all-purpose cleaners
The market is full of a variety of cleaning products, claiming to be perfect for cleaning particular stains and materials. But let’s get it straight. Here’s a cleaning tip from a pro – focus on all-purpose cleaners. They should work fine on almost all surfaces. Of course, in the case of delicate areas or valuable items, you want to be a little bit more careful and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
9. Eliminate pet odours
If you have pets your carpets might need a bit of refreshment. Animal odours can sometimes be unpleasant, so here’s a simple way to get rid of them. Spray the carpet with white vinegar and then sprinkle baking soda on the wet areas. This should neutralise the pet odours and leave your carpet smelling fresh.
10. Follow a system
The best domestic cleaning tip we can give you as professionals is to create and follow a system when cleaning your home. Finish a task before you start a new one. Also, beginning from one corner and moving to the rest of the room could be very efficient and time-saving approach.
Need more tips for cleaning and organising your home? Follow our blog. Or if you just want to enjoy a peaceful glass of wine at the comfort of your clean and tidy home, pick up the phone and make a booking with us.