Top 10 Speed Cleaning Tips From the Pros

Professional cleaners are masters in the art of speed cleaning. If you want to learn how to speed clean your home, check out these 10 tips!

Cleaning your home shouldn’t take you forever. We’ve got 10 tips from professional cleaners that will teach you how to clean your home in record time. Let’s get started!

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1. Schedule Cleaning

Learn from the pros, and schedule a time for cleaning. Professionals won’t quit until the job is done, and neither should you! Set a specific time to clean, and stick to it!

2. Motivation

Don’t stop cleaning to check your e-mail or watch the latest show on TV. Use motivators to keep you focused on the task at hand. Play upbeat music or listen to an audio book. You can also clean with family members to help you stay on task.

3. Tools

Professional cleaners never have one-use tools, or a tool they saw on an informercial. Buy good tools once and save money in the long run.

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4. Wear Proper Clothing

Wear clothing that’s comfortable and washable. Get yourself supportive shoes and knee pads if you will spend a lot of time cleaning low areas. Use goggles and gloves to protect yourself from harsh chemicals.

5. Tote Your Tools

Use a cleaning tote to store all your tools in one place. This way, you will never forget anything, and it will save you time. Check out our article on how to organize your very own cleaning tote here.

6. Simplify Supplies

You don’t need a lot of cleaning products to get your home clean. Professional cleaners always have these 4 cleaners on hand:

– A light duty cleaner, like glass cleaner or multi-surface cleaner

– A heavy duty degreasing cleaner

– Tile and bathroom cleaner

– Powdered abrasive cleaner

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7. Use Both Hands

Get in the habit of using both your hands when you clean. Spray a counter with one hand, and wipe it down with the other. Dusting will go twice as fast when a lambswool duster in one hand cleans tough-to-reach corners, and a cleaning cloth in the other gets flat surfaces.

8. Teamwork

Two people can clean twice as fast, and that’s why professional cleaners always work in teams. Make cleaning your home a family affair. Family members that clean are more reluctant to get everything dirty later!

9. Pick it Up

Before you start cleaning, de-clutter your home. You can’t clean properly if all surfaces are covered in knick-knacks, papers, toys, and dirty dishes.

10. Make it Count

Professional cleaners will never circle a room more than 1 time. When they’re at the bathroom sink, they’ll clean the sink, wipe down the mirror, counter, and polish fixtures before moving to the rest of the room. Clean everything in your path before you move on.

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