Bite-size cleaning regimes
Five minute cleaning tips for total home confidence
In the current climate, making sure your home is a clean, hygienic, safe heaven for you and your loved ones is essential. But when your house has suddenly become not just a home but an office, gym and even a school all rolled into one it’s hard to stay on top of everything, especially when you’re short on time. In this straightforward guide we show you how to keep your home tidy and clean with minimal fuss and effort.
If you get into the habit of cleaning a little every day, you won’t need to spend huge chunks of your week with a mop, brush or sponge in your hands. The key is to break down cleaning into a few essential individual tasks. We show you what’s possible, whether you have only one minute to spare – or 30.
Sixty to 180 seconds is all you need to make a bed, clean a sink or do some dusting! Change your mindset: instead of thinking you have to tackle your whole home, or even one whole room, just pick an area. If you have your supplies at hand, you’ll make fast work of the task in hand.
Five minutes is all it takes to load or empty the dishwasher, vacuum the sofa or tidy up the bedside table or other small piece of furniture. What other tasks can you deal with in five? Time yourself!
And even the worst five-minute job, cleaning the toilet, can be made more pleasant with a powerful cleaner. Once applied, allow 30 minutes for it to do all the hard work and then spend a few easy minutes doing the rest. What could be so bad about that?
Up earlier than usual? Use the extra time to bring a sparkle to your shower or bath. Finished dinner? Ready to sit down to watch your favourite soap or series? Add just another 15 minutes to cleaning up afterwards and use the time to mop the floor. A multi-purpose cleaner is perfect for the job. You could also use this time to vacuum the carpets in one or two rooms.
Even the bigger tasks can be broken down. Set aside a regular 30 minutes for the jobs that you’d love to ignore.
Who says that you need to wash all your windows on the same day? Clean as many windows as you can in one half-hour and finish the rest another day. Grandma’s newspaper tip is a good one – if the ink doesn’t smudge. Paper towels, on the other hand, are not. Bits of lint, as well as streaks won't help when sunlight is at a premium!
So, there’s your proof. Housework doesn’t need to be a hassle, take up too much time or use too many products. While it’s true that there is always something that we could clean, if you get used to using your time strategically and take control over the chores, you can save yourself a lot of time – time that you could spend on quality time with your family instead.
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