City folks, we all have a busy lifestyle – especially if you live in the big smoke where the reality is that most of you may feel like you’re stuck on a hamster wheel most of the time!
Cleaning therefore often takes a back seat, although more of us are now opting to hire a home cleaning service to help with the weekly or fortnightly cleaning. But what happens in between? With such a hectic working life it’s difficult to find the time to keep your home looking it’s best between cleans. We thought it would be useful to give you some handy #CleanerHacks that take no more than 5-10 minutes, but work wonders.
1. Wipe it off
Keeping anti-bacterial cleaning wipes in the bathroom, bedroom & kitchen is a great idea. You can keep your rooms sanitized & germ free between cleaning visits, by giving areas that are at the highest risk of germs a quick wipe down. In the bathroom, a wipe down of the edge of the bathtub, toilet seat, toilet exterior and door handle will help keep it sparkling & germ free.
2. The Hairdryer Treatment
Dust bunnies start to gather round the home pretty quickly, especially in hard to reach places! An easy solution is to grab your hairdryer! That’s right, your hairdryer. If you gently blow away the dust and then wipe the area with a microfibre cloth you’ll get that sparkling finish you’re after! After dusting, a quick once over with the vacuum will ensure a clean, dust-free home between cleans!
3. Zap ’em
Did you know that household sponges are a breeding ground for bacteria? Yep, that’s right – and you’ve been using them to wipe over surfaces in your home. A quick way to disinfect your sponges and cloths is to microwave on high for one minute. This way, you know that you’re not spreading germs around your home between cleans. Careful, don’t burn your fingers!
4. 5 minutes is all you need
In a rush to head out again after coming back from work? Use your phone and set a timer for 5 minutes and just go for it. Being put under time pressure really makes you focus on the task at hand! Reach for the lint roller and run it over furniture to remove pet hair, or take the time to fluff up the pillows on your sofa and fold the blanket that’s sprawled across the armchair- DONE!
5. Phone a friend
There are so many apps out there that have been built specifically to save you time when cleaning your home! Check out the best home cleaning apps out there – for both iOS & Android. These apps have so many tips for helping you keep your home clean & organised.
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