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Quick Fire Tips to Keep your Home Clean 

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Keeping your home clean is a challenge for many of us. Between work, family commitments, and just trying to have some down time, it can be difficult to keep up with the never-ending tasks that need completing.

But don’t worry! We’ve compiled our top ten quick fire tips for keeping your home looking tidy throughout the year; check them out below.

Hire a Professional

Yes I know what you’re thinking, who has the money for that?

But have you thought about how much time it takes to chase after your kids, run up and down stairs collecting toys etc every day when you could be relaxing on the sofa with a cuppa. It can feel like an endless cycle of cleaning without ever catching up!

A professional house cleaning service is the answer to keep your home clean, as they will come in and tidy up so you don’t have to. They work tirelessly throughout a service, cleaning every crook and nanny of your interior so it looks good as new. 

Looking to DIY instead? Try Using Natural Ingredients like Baking Soda and White Vinegar

Baking Soda is one of the most underrated products around! It can be used for so many things, and it’s incredibly cheap. From shining your sink to deodorising shoes or carpets; baking soda has you covered.

We also love using white vinegar in our homes; not only does it work wonders on glass (no more watermarks) but it can also deodorise your air if you place an open container in the room.

Look for natural, eco-friendly cleaning products to replace traditional chemicals; they are better for both our health and the environment!

Make a Checklist

The best tip we can give you is to make a list. There’s nothing better than ticking items off one by one as you complete tasks, it’s like building momentum and will help keep your home looking clean all year round!

Create daily, weekly or monthly lists; whatever works for you – but get into the habit of completing the list every day, week or month.

It doesn’t have to be anything complicated; just write down a few things you want to get done that day/week/month and then tick them off as you do them! You’ll notice how easy it becomes to keep on top of everything if your home always looks presentable.

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Don’t Forget About Your Mirrors

Cleaning mirrors can be a pain, but it doesn’t have to take long if you use the right products. Mix up a solution of vinegar and water and pour it into a spray bottle. Instead of spraying your solution onto the mirror, apply it to a cloth and begin wiping away.

Alternatively, you can use alcohol to clean your mirrors. Just pour a little bit onto your cotton pad and dab away any dirt or marks! Remember to always use clean, dry cloths or cotton pads for these tasks as you don’t want them getting wet and adding more water into the equation.

Declutter and Organize First, then Clean Your Home

You can spend hours cleaning, but if you haven’t decluttered and organized your home first then it won’t do much good!

It’s a simple concept that many people forget; why would anyone want to clean an area when there is still so much clutter lying around? Make sure everything has a place, and things are put away where they belong. This will cut down on the time you need to spend cleaning and give your home a much more welcoming feel.

A cluttered environment stops you from cleaning every nook and cranny , so make sure you declutter first, then clean!

Clean One Room at a Time to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

It’s all too easy to get overwhelmed with cleaning your home if you attack everything in one go. Instead, choose just one room and try tackling it each day until it is done. This will prevent you from being exhausted and will help you accomplish a lot more in one day.

Remember that some rooms may take longer than others depending on the size and how cluttered it is, so give yourself time to clean each room thoroughly. Once everything has been completed, reward yourself with something nice! Then start again tomorrow until every room in your home is looking neat and tidy.

Stop Wasting Time Cleaning Spills with Paper Towels…

Paper towels not only use up money, but they are also bad for the environment. A better option is to use old rags or even newspapers; they are much more environmentally friendly and will save you money in the long run!

Alternatively, you can use microfibre cloths. These thick and absorptive cloths are perfect for cleaning up spills and can be used over and over again. They don’t leave lint behind like paper towels, so you won’t have to re-clean the area once they’ve absorbed all of it!

Add in Fruits

Fruits aren;t usually the first thing that pops to mind when cleaning, but they are actually fantastic helpers. Lemons and oranges contain citric acid that is great for cutting through grease and grime.

Simply chop them up and add them to a bucket of water.

It’s also good for getting rid of stubborn stains, so if you run out of your usual cleaner give this a try! Just be sure not to use it on items that can’t handle the acidity as they may become discoloured or start dissolving.