7 Ways to Clean Your House Fast

by Yuen Yi Ying
LIFESTYLE  |  February 05, 2018
  • Think of the big picture
    1 / 7 Think of the big picture

    When you’re pressed for time, don’t worry about sorting the drawers. Think about what people will see when they first step into the room. Clear the surfaces, dust them, get rid of bulky objects, toys, old stacks of papers, and that growing mountain of clothes. This won’t take you long but will make the room look so much neater, an encouraging first step for sure!

    (Also Read: 8 Surprisingly Dirty Items You Need to Throw Out During Spring Cleaning)

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  • Everything should have a place in the home
    2 / 7 Everything should have a place in the home

    Determine where things should go, and always make sure they return to their designated spots after each use. Not only will this keep your house organised, you’ll always know where to find your things.

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  • Don’t get new boxes, yet
    3 / 7 Don’t get new boxes, yet

    As tempting as it is to hit the shops looking for perfect drawers and pretty boxes to store all your stuff, wait till you’ve sorted through your items so you can determine the type, size and number of containers to get.

    (Also Read: 10 Hacks to Save Time On Annoying Housework Like Ironing & Cleaning)

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  • Only touch things once
    4 / 7 Only touch things once

    Make a decision as to whether something should stay or be tossed as soon as you pick it up. If you mean to keep the item, move it to its intended spot immediately. Don’t shift clutter from place to place, which multiplies the work.

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  • Be systematic
    5 / 7 Be systematic

    If you’re daunted by the thought of packing the whole house, approach it like a project and break it down into more manageable tasks. Go room by room, from top to bottom, and side to side, and you’ll notice your focused efforts will produce faster and better results. 

    (Also Read: 5 Really Common Cleaning Mistakes To Stop Making Now)

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  • Don’t show everything
    6 / 7 Don’t show everything

    You may love all your trinkets, coffee table books and art works, but you don’t have to put them out all at once. In fact, when it comes to decorating a home, most people would agree that less is more. Consider storing most of pieces away and rotate those on display every few months.

    (Also Read: 8 Surprisingly Dirty Items You Need to Throw Out During Spring Cleaning)

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  • Do something every day
    7 / 7 Do something every day

    Having to deep clean the kitchen or bathroom every few months is horrible, but if you put in a few minutes a day to dust or clean the spaces in your house, you’d rarely, if ever, have to spend a whole afternoon tidying up, and you’ll never have to worry about having unexpected guests (both humans and creatures alike)!

    (Also Read: 5 Ways To Keep Your Home Smelling Clean And Fresh (Toilets Included!))

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