Cleaning your home does not have to be a chore. It can be fun. And the more often you do it, the more skills you will assume. This blog explains tips from the professionals to help you clean your home effectively as well as quickly.
It is easy for clutter to accumulate in every corner of your home; books on the kitchen table, shoes by the door and bills stacked on top of bills. It all adds up quickly. Typically, it’s much easier to leave things where they are than it is to deal with them later. But then you will face a home full of things that are out of place. So, how do we fix the problem before it grows worse?
The best way is prevention—don’ let things get out of control in the first place:
- Instead of allowing papers to pile up on a desk, file them as soon as they arrive in your inbox.
- Don’t let clothes pile up in laundry baskets. Wash them when they get soiled.
However, what if prevention fails to work? What piles upon piles remain around your home? Don’t panic — we can get through this together!
Dusting is one of the easiest ways to give your home a thorough cleaning. And freeing your home from dust is healthy.
- Use a feather duster on all horizontal surfaces (floors, walls, and tables) before moving onto vertical ones (ceilings).
- Dust nooks and crannies: between bookshelves, inside drawers and cabinets, behind shower curtains — even on top of electrical outlets!
- Avoid the temptation to use an air compressor or any other type of forced air. This damages delicate surfaces such as wooden antiques or intricate vases. Instead, use soft cotton cloths.
Vacuum Carpets and Rugs
- Vacuum carpets and rugs at least once a week.
- Use a vacuum with a rotating brush bar. A vacuum with only suction power won’t do much when it comes to removing stubborn dirt, so you should use one with rotating brush bars.
- Use attachments appropriate for your type of flooring. If you have hardwoods or laminate floors in your home (or other types), opt for an attachment that has bristles like those found on brooms because they help pick up smaller particles by agitating them more effectively than other styles.
- Vacuum in straight lines rather than circles.
Clean the Kitchen and Bathrooms
Mop or use a sponge to wipe down floors in your kitchen and bathrooms. If there’s any food on the floor, pick it up first. Then mop it away with hot water and soap.
- Clean the sink, toilet, and bathtub. For an extra-clean shine, apply toothpaste with a cotton swab—it works wonders on chrome faucets!
Mop or Steam Flooring
- If you have a mop, use it! If not, go buy one.
- Consider purchasing a steam mop. Steam is good at killing bacteria and germs because it increases temperature (which speeds up chemical reactions) while also increasing humidity (which can increase evaporation).
When you’re cleaning your house, make sure that the windows are spotless. You can do this by using a squeegee or window cleaning kit, which will help remove all the dirt from each pane of glass. Once the windows are dry, clean them again with soap and water to get rid of any residue left behind by your cleaner.
Of course, you could hire a professional window cleaner who can take care of everything for you. If you live in or around the Treasure Valley, give us a call. We would love to help you take great care of your house.
About Elliott Window Cleaning in Meridian, Idaho
We established Elliott Window Cleaning in 2019. But our history runs much deeper. In fact, this family owned, and operated business began in Hood River, Oregon in 1984, where Monty Elliott learned the window cleaning trade from his father. Over the years, Monty has always washed windows – whether it was on the side or as a full-time business. In 2019, Monty and his oldest son, Cody, decided to begin serving the Treasure Valley once again. As a result, all four family members spend their time running the most reliable, friendly, and thorough window cleaning company in the Treasure Valley. At Elliott Window Cleaning, we build trust with each customer and strive to provide an elite experience. For a free, no-obligation quote, call today Call: (208) 600-3154.