Given the fact that most women now leave the house to work during the week, and they have children to take care, it can become very difficult to keep the house clean. In fact, if your mother used to clean one time a week, you may find that it is hard to clean ever other week. This is because women are doing it all and this can be very frustrating. But, if you want to have a clean home that does not take long you will be happy to know that there are some things you can do.
Start by getting ready to clean. You will find that you are going to be able to accomplish your goals a lot faster if you have everything that you need in one location. As you work on gathering up the items that you need, you will want to pick up the things around you as you go.
So, if you are making your way from room to room gather cleaning supplies you will want to be picking up stray items as you go. This is like doing your cleaning in double time and it is very effective.
Another tip is to stop doing your cleaning room by room. This only takes more time because you will be continually taking things out, putting things away, misplacing what you need. It is always much faster for you if you just carry out one task at a time in every room.
In fact, you will see that if you are vacuuming the floors then you will want to do that in every room. Then you do not have to put the vacuum away and then get it out again later. The same is true if you are dusting around the house. Do all of your dusting at one time and then put the supplies away.
Now, if you need to carry out some quick cleaning for company that you were not expecting then you should consider what rooms they are going to be in the most. What are they going to see? There is no need to panic as you are not going to need to clean the entire house in a matter of minutes. Just focus on cleaning up the areas that are going to be seen.
You will be completely amazed by how nice and clean your home can look if you quickly dust and run the vacuum in that room. It gives the impression that you cleaned the entire house when you really did not. It also helps that room smell better as all of the dust particles and dirt that smell bad will be removed from the room. Spray some air freshener and then light a few candles. Your guests will be really impressed and it did not take you that long at all.
Finally, make sure that you are purchasing household cleaning products that will not require you to scrub anything. There are plenty on the market that you can spray on and leave sitting. Then all you have to do is wipe everything off.