Cleaning Shortcuts & Best Practices

Cleaning Shortcuts & Best Practices

September 19th, 2012   •   No Comments   
Cleaning shortcuts & Best Practices

Cleaning shortcuts & Best Practices

Cleaning can be a daunting task. That’s why many of us prefer to hire someone else to come into our home or place of business to take care of that task for us. But for those of you that don’t mind tackling the chore yourself, here are some timesaving cleaning shortcuts and best practices that you can incorporate to speed up your cleaning routine:

  1. Develop a Cleaning Routine. This is the first order of business we always suggest for our cleaning staff because it’s a major timesaver. When you don’t have a cleaning routine, you will find yourself bouncing from room to room which can be very time consuming. The problem with this is that it’s inefficient and you run a higher risk of forgetting to empty a waste receptacle or dust a corner. So develop a routine and it will leave little room for error and will most definitely speed up the job.
  2. Clean from Top to Bottom. No one wants to sweep and/or mop the floors twice in one cleaning service.  To prevent that, start at the top of cabinets or appliances and move down. This way you can let everything fall to the floor and then just do a quick sweep and mop before exiting the space. This routine will also make so you don’t have to step on your wet floors to clean the counters.
  3. Use your Vacuum Cleaner. Did you know that the vacuum cleaner is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in your cleaning regime? It can be used for a variety of cleaning tasks including sucking up bed bugs, high ceiling dusting, furniture cleaning, fan cleaning, sweeping, etc. Save time, use this handy piece of equipment for more than just the obvious task of vacuuming your carpet.
  4. Invest in a Small Cleaning Caddy. This will help keep all your cleaning supplies in one spot so that you have quick and easy access to what you need. It also makes for easy toting around your home or business. If you are working in a larger office space, I recommend adding a large wheeled trashcan with a cleaning caddy attachment. It’s much easier than walking back and forth to empty the trash.
  5. Store your Trash Bags in the Bottom of the Trashcan. You can replace the old bag as soon as you remove the old bag without fumbling under a dark sink for the small box.
  6. Use Doormats. Prevent dirt buildup from shoes by placing doormats inside and outside your entryways. Another great idea, for your home, add a shoe basket at each entryway and get your family in the habit of removing shoes before even entering the house. Imagine all the places we walk in our shoes and the dirt, grime and allergens we could potentially be bringing into our homes.
  7. Turn on some Tunes. Music can make all the difference. It’s hard to get in the mood to clean but something about good music can make me do just about anything I don’t want to do at the moment.

If you like these tips but you’re still not convinced this is the job for you, give us a call at Austin Professional Cleaning Services and allow us to create a specialized cleaning maintenance program for you. After all, cleaning is our business!

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