5 Professional Cleaning Hacks to Save You Time & Money

Cleaning is always a task that takes ample amounts of time. Cleaning has always been a favorite pass time of mine personally, but I always HATE how much time it uses up in my day.

Today I’m going to give you my 5 favorite professional cleaning hacks to save you time and the job done that much faster 😊

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In my younger days I worked as a professional cleaner. I loved it and loved the way we were taught to glide easily through our jobs leaving it immaculate as we went!

I have adopted the methods that they taught us through my motherhood and constant cleaning tasks! I hope you find something here you can use in your daily tasks as well!

Do you ever day dream of hiring help to whip around your house? Getting it sparkling clean and smelling amazing all in the hour you hired them to do it seems like a miracle! Your house could be professionally; dusted, straightened, shined, vacuumed, mopped, swiped and wiped!

 

5 Professional Cleaning Hacks to Save You Time

 

However; rather than pay for someone to be cleaning your house while you get other things done, here are some ways the professionals are able to save so much time while getting a house squeaky clean!

 

Here are my 5 awesome professional cleaning hacks to save you time AND get the same results as the professionals!

 

  1. Pre-treat

No matter what it is, if you want to save time the secret key all the cleaning fairies are using is “pre-treating.” It could be a pot, pan, tub, or even window sill, if it is an above average grimy job, pre-treat it. This is key for the kitchen as well.

  1. Dry It Out

Ever notice how amazingly perfect hotel bathrooms are? They are fresh, crisp, and above all DRY. This is key for a perfectly clean home. When in doubt, dry it out. This goes for towels, bath mats, and slip mats, scrub brushes, wash cloths, anything that could be damp and gathering bacteria.

 

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  1. Divide and Conquer

This one is my secret sauce, and one the professionals use every day. They start in a room picking one task and finishing it until it is perfect. Say for instance the bed. They strip, refresh, make and perfect the bed. They don’t strip the bed, bring the laundry to the laundry room, throw in a load, and then head to the bathroom to start on the toilet.

They do one task till it is perfect. This will help you in the long run because in a matter of minutes if you keep to a task till it’s finished you will find your job completed and perfect. If you don’t know where to begin think of your room like a clock, start at 12 o’clock and work your way around 😉

 

  1. Figure Out Your Goal

I am a perfectionist. But some days perfect just isn’t in the cards. That doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty darn good though. By knowing your schedule and prioritizing your day you know how much time you have to get certain things done well. Find your “perfect” for the day. It will look different each day.

 

  1. Remove Before Cleaning

This is one I’m not too great at. I like to just get in and start the job. But just like painting sometimes tasks need a little “prep.” If you are painting a room you need to sand, tape edges, and lay drop cloths. Same with cleaning sometimes.

If you’re cleaning an oven remove the racks, if you’re cleaning a stain soak up as much as possible, and vacuum sand and dirt before scrubbing the stain. Keep in mind in all cleaning situations your best bet is always to remove as much as possible before you begin. This can go for counters, bathrooms, and tables as well.

 

There ya’ have it! These 5 simple hacks are going to save you so much time and energy! So next time you start to clean you home just remember:

 

  • PRE-TREAT

  • DRY IT OUT

  • DIVIDE AND CONQUER

  • FIGURE OUT YOUR GOAL

  • REMOVE BEFORE CLEANING

 

If you have any cleaning hacks that you love using I’d love to hear about it! Leave me a comment or shoot me an email!

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