Imagine: you have a long-awaited day off, you enjoy lying on the couch and watching your favorite TV series, when suddenly your friends call you and say that they will be with you very soon. You glance around the apartment – a bunch of things on the table in the living room, dishes in the sink in the kitchen. And you planned to restore order only tomorrow.
No panic. Cleaning company manager Andre Lewis believes that the right plan, agility and cleaning every room at a time is the key to effective, and most importantly, fast cleaning.
You should start with the bedroom, and then work on the bathroom, kitchen and living room. And in less than an hour, your apartment will shine with cleanliness.
Bedroom: 10 minutes
Sort things and get rid of trash
Put the stale bedding in the basket. Remove excess items from the table and bedside tables in the nearest drawer – they can be disassembled and put in their places a little later. Imagine yourself as a hotel maid: you need to remove unnecessary things from the surfaces to make the room look tidier. Take out the trash at the end.
Make your bed
By the way, a little advice from the maids. Instead of walking around the bed, tucking the sheet under the mattress, and spending 15 minutes doing this, lift each corner of the mattress with one hand and tuck the sheet under it with the other. So much faster.
Wipe the dust
Start wiping the furniture in one part of the room and continue in a clockwise direction. Walk on each surface, moving forward from the far corners, picking up things on shelves and tables. Use a dry microfiber cloth and don’t be afraid to brush the dust right onto the floor – you’ll be cleaning it up soon.
Try to make single movements, and not rub the rag on the same shelf back and forth. If you have a lamp on your bedside table, first wipe it from top to bottom, and then the table itself. Use a long-handled duster to thoroughly clean mirrors, paintings, or photographs on the walls.
It’s time to clean up the dust. Move with the vacuum cleaner from the far corner of the bedroom to the door. Save time by vacuuming each carpet strip only once with firm, long strokes.
Bathroom: 9 minutes
Apply a suitable cleaner to the sink, shower and tub.
Deal with the toilet
Pour baking soda into the toilet, scrub the inside thoroughly with a brush, and flush. Then lightly dampen a microfiber cloth with the cleaner and wipe the tank, seat, and other exterior parts.
Wipe the mirrors
Apply glass cleaner and go over the mirror in a circular motion, starting from the top.
clean the sink
Start at any edge and work your way horizontally, wiping down the sink, faucet, and other parts with a paper towel or rag. For hard-to-reach places, you can use an old toothbrush.
Make time for a bath or shower
It is not necessary to do a thorough cleaning. Simply wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth and close the cab curtain or door.
Wash the floors
As in the bedroom, start in the far corner and work your way to the door. And it is better to use a mop with a damp microfiber cloth.
Kitchen: 12 minutes
Wash the dishes
If you have a dishwasher, load your dirty dishes into it and run the cycle. If it is not available, quickly process plates, spoons and other kitchen utensils, dry them with a towel and put them away.
Take things apart
Clear kitchen surfaces of unnecessary things – put them in their place or throw them away. The fewer items on the countertops, the neater the kitchen looks.
Carry out pre-processing
Any card that looks like a credit card will help remove dried, stubborn stains on a stove or hob. And to get rid of traces of smudges – a hard sponge.
Wet a microfiber cloth with a special cleaner and wipe the surfaces. As in the bedroom, don’t be afraid to brush the dirt right onto the floor – you still have time to clean it. Don’t forget to wipe down the outside of the refrigerator, dishwasher and stove.
Wash the floors
As usual, start collecting dust and crumbs from the far corner and gradually move towards the door. Then dampen a microfiber floor cloth and wipe the floor again.
Living room: 15 minutes
Get rid of unnecessary
Take a look around the room and determine what things need to be removed. Something can be put in lockers, and something can be put in its place.
Wipe the dust
Everything is according to the old scheme: we start from the far corner and move towards the door. If you have blinds or curtains, dust off with a long-handled duster.
Bring back the shine to glass surfaces
Dampen a microfiber cloth with glass cleaner and wipe the surfaces in a wide circular motion from the corners to the center.
Everything is the same here: move around the room from the far corner to the door. Try to vacuum through each area no more than two times.