Create a green and healthy home with these 7 cleaning tips


Claiming your home is something that every landlord will have to do regularly. Some people find it pleasant while others cannot stand it. Regardless of which category you fall into, the fact is that you should always clean your home. This article is mainly aimed at those who don’t like cleaning, but even those who do enjoy it may find some valuable tips that they can use.

Hire a cleaning service
This is perhaps the simplest advice you will read all day! The benefits are obvious for those who can’t manage to clean. Essentially, you go directly to a company that offers these services and hires them on a predefined schedule. Professional cleaning companies, such as, typically hire vetted cleaners to give you the assurance that your belongings are safe. Before you go out and start calling cleaning services in your area, there are some signs that should prompt you to make the right decision, including:

Check their reviews:
These days, most people can check reviews before they buy anything. This is an essential step in ensuring that your money is well spent. The trick is to see the whole picture. For example, if they have about 90% good reviews, that should be enough. Some customers complain about everything, so do your research and give them the benefit of the doubt if necessary.

See how they communicate:
Send them an initial email or call their number to test how quickly they respond. This may seem strange, but you can usually get an idea of how they work by how quickly they respond.

Check the services they offer:
If you have a special request or live in a condominium, you should first check if they can clean your house. This is an easy step to take and could be the first question you ask them when you first contact them.

Find out if you need them:
If you live in a one-bedroom apartment, this could be a waste of money. On the other hand, if you live in a large house, have children and work all day, a cleaning service may be a real lifesaver.

Don’t go room by room, clean the whole house
It’s tempting to clean one room a day and call it a day. But this is a big mistake, as you will end up in a perpetual state of cleaning. Instead, choose one day of the week to dedicate to basic cleaning, and then have a month to dedicate the entire day to a thorough deep cleaning.

  1. Get All Of Your Equipment Ready

To avoid wasting time on a chore that you don’t particularly enjoy, ensure that all of your cleaning tools are in one place. This also means buying the various liquids and powders that you will need to get the job done.

  1. Clear The Clutter First

Before getting started, you should move all of the general clutter out of the way. This will make the actual cleaning far more efficient and save you time in the long run. 

  1. Don’t Forget To Disinfect

It is important to regularly disinfect areas that deal with food and germs, like the kitchen and the bathroom. From countertops and appliances to doorknobs, light switches, and television remotes, wipe down every hard surface in your house. Some surfaces should be disinfected, especially the ones that might be touched by hands or faces. You can prepare a non-toxic disinfectant solution by mixing 1/4 cup white vinegar with a cup of water.

  1. Sweep First Then Mop

This sounds like an obvious step, but you would be surprised at how many people simply get a mop out before sweeping up. As you pick up the grime, you also push it against the walls, meaning you will accumulate the dirt over time as you mop. It is best to sweep as much as possible before getting the floor wet.

  1. Clean Your Cleaning Utensils

Dirty tools will only pass on that dirt to your home. It is therefore beneficial for you to spend about 30 minutes cleaning your devices after every clean. You can wash out your mop, rinse out your clothes and ensure that everything is clean and tidy, ready for the next clean.

You should perform regular cleaning every once in a while. If you don’t enjoy the job, you could hire the services of a cleaning company. However, if you cannot afford the expense, you can simply dedicate one day a week to the job and enjoy a fresh, clean house the rest of the week.