If you have ever watched a professional whisk through a room, then you know how efficient janitors are. Instead of going over the same area three or four times to get the job done, they make short work of even the messiest rooms. Here are three cleaning tricks that will save you time, so that you can do other things:
1: Take Advantage of Those Floor Drains
Don't you hate those unsightly floor drains in the middle of your kitchen or bathroom floor? Instead of trying to figure out ways to cover those drains up with a rug, you should think about using them to their full potential. Believe it or not, you can use that drain and a floor squeegee to mop your entire space in a matter of minutes.
Instead of whipping out that heavy mop and a messy bucket, fill your sink with hot water and a little detergent, and use a cup to pour the solution all over your floor. Use your squeegee to push the water around your floor and into the drain, so that you can mop and dry your floor simultaneously.
2: Sanitize Your Dishcloths and Mop Heads with Bleach
Have you ever wondered why some dishtowels and mop heads smell terrible, even after they have been through the wash? Instead of being able to quickly whip them out to scrub down your house and floor, you might end up putting them through the laundry again.
Unfortunately, that odor isn't caused by a little dirt, it is caused by bacteria building up and breeding inside of the fabric. Although washing your items is a good start, you have to kill the bacteria in order to get rid of the smell. If you want to clean quickly and efficiently, sanitize your dishcloths and mop heads by running them through a cycle with laundry soap and a cup of bleach. That way, instead of smearing your floors and counters with disgusting bacteria-laden water, you can actually wipe them down with a clean cloth.
3: Clean From the Top Down
Don't you hate vacuuming your home or apartment, only to find loads of debris on the floors a few minutes later? Unfortunately, if you don't take the time to clean off your counters before you hit the floors, those cookie crumbs might end up on your clean carpet.
When you clean, start from the top and work your way down. Clean that ceiling fan before that oven, and your countertops before the carpet. That way, any debris that is knocked free during cleaning will be caught when you tackle those floors.
Cleaning smarter instead of harder might help you to achieve a professional result, without spending more time than you need to. If you ever do need a commercial janitorial service for jobs that are too big to handle, consider one like X-Terra Commercial Cleaning LTD.
Hi, I'm Lenora. One of my favorite things is traveling. And when I travel, I especially love to see the various architecture around the world. Ever since I built a house (well, you know, hired a contractor to help me design it and then build it for me), I have been fascinated with the construction process. I love looking at international architecture like Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia or Angkor Wat in Cambodia. How were they made? It is just so interesting to me, from the foundation's support to all the intricate details such as paving or roofing. I started this blog to talk about all the parts of construction. I hope you enjoy it!