Hopefully, after reading the tips we posted yesterday, you've started your spring cleaning! The Cleaning Institute’s latest survey indicated that spring cleaning habits have been affected by economic conditions. If you’ve found yourself in a cleaning crunch, the next five tips will help you streamline the process so that there’s no wasted effort or expense!
- Invest in proper tools: Buy good tools once and you’ll be set for years of cleaning. A quality vacuum, mop and scrub brush will last through years of elbow grease. If your vacuum releases more dust than it sucks up, it’s probably time to invest in a new set of tools.
- Tote your tools: Professional cleaners tote their tools with them as they work so they are ready to tackle any cleaning feat. Invest in a caddy so you can carry all your cleaning solutions with you from room to room.
- Make every moment count: Professional cleaners don't circle a room more than once. Use a discerning eye to make sure you leave no grime in your wake.
- Two hands are better than one: Get in the habit of using both hands to attack cleaning tasks. Spray the Foaming Glass Cleaner on a mirror with one hand; wipe it down with the other. Dusting goes twice as fast with a duster in one hand and a microfiber cleaning cloth in the other skimming flat surfaces.
- Think teamwork: Make cleaning a family affair! Family members are more reluctant to mess up a clean house when they have been part of the cleaning effort.
Do you have any great spring cleaning tips? Let us know in the comments below. You can also find our full list of tips in this article on the Home & Living Examiner.