Best Way To Tackle Cleaning
By Joy Jackson
Do you have one of those really big, filthy, completely
disorganized cleaning jobs to get after? Is it that one client
you really dislike? Worse yet, is it your house?
Either way, you can tackle it quickly and efficiently is you
are organized and know "how" to approach cleaning a big job,
room by room and through each room. Here's how!
First, make a checklist. Put on there everything you need to
do. If it looks to long just keep adding items. Take it with
you in your pocket to every room and a pencil, too. The idea is
to cross off everything you finish so you get a great sense of
accomplishment as you move through the house. It also reminds
you of things you might forget so you never have to go
Always start at one end of the house and work your way to the
other. If its multiple stories start at the top and work your
way down. If its one level, start in the bedrooms and work you
way to the kitchen.
In each room, always clean top to bottom. Start at the ceilings
with cobwebs and spider webs and work your way down the walls,
windows and to the floors.
Wash walls, windows and then vacuum. After vacuuming dust. When
you dust, start at the top and work down.
Be mobile and prepared. Take all your cleaning tools with you
into each room. Avoid unnecessary trips back and forth.
Unplug the phone and turn off the T.V.
Eliminate clutter as you go, too. An uncluttered home looks
better than one that is dust-free but strewn with odds and
A house that smells fresh will give the impression of
cleanliness. Leave baking soda on carpeting for the night to
absorb musty odors, vacuum in the morning. Place natural soy
candles scented with oils around the house. Lightly scented but
not overpowering cleaners will give your house that special
"nose sparkle" clean, fresh scent.
Keep a big mat on both front and back porches to cut down on
tracked in dirt.
Keep a basket in the kitchen for the mail, newspaper, car keys
to help with clutter.
Keep a hamper in every bathroom and in each child's room.
Check your checklist off at this point and your finished!!
About The Author: Joyce Jackson writes, and publishes fresh,
real and easy house cleaning tips so you can clean faster,
clean better. More comprehensive and simple tips are found on
her website: http://www.theonlinemaid.com