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How to Speed Clean Your Home

by Well Polished Gloucester, Nov 2019
  1. SET A TIMER
    If you only have 15 minutes, set the timer and see how much you can get done. I think that the most realistic timeframe is 30 minutes.
  2. START WITH A LAUNDRY BASKET AND A RUBBISH BAG
    Start by collecting anything that can be tossed and throw it in the rubbish bag. Items that need to be relocated toss in the laundry basket. Once the room is clean you can stash the laundry basket in a closet if you have someone dropping by, if not, take a couple minutes to return the items to their proper places.
  3. DO A QUICK DUST
    A feather duster is a great tool to quickly dust surfaces. Shake your duster out frequently and move quickly to remove visible dust.
  4. WIPE SURFACES
    Spray down any hard surfaces (counters, toilets) and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. Wiping down counters and cleaning sinks is on my daily routine so this is fairly simple. Disinfecting wipes also work great for quick cleaning.
  5. WIPE MIRRORS
    A quick spray and swipe over bathroom mirrors goes a long way. Don’t miss this step!
  6. QUICK VACUUM
    If your floors need to be vacuumed, concentrate on high traffic areas, corners, and visible dirt.
  7. FLUFF PILLOWS AND STRAIGHTEN THROW BLANKETS
    A quick tidy and straightening up of pillows and throw blankets will give your room a completed and clean appearance.
  8. PUT OUT FRESH TOWELS
    Don’t underestimate the clean look of fresh towels. Replace your kitchen and bathroom towels with clean towels as you’re making your final sweep.