Performers of GetService.es shared their personal life hacks and best practices.
Housekeeping consumes much effort and time. Performers from GetService.es working in the “Cleaning and household” category told about efficient ways to speed up and simplify the task.
Elaborate plan will save 60 minutes!
How can you quickly clean a flat or a house, what should you begin with? The main thing is bot to hurry. Chaotic actions delay the process. Professionals do cleaning in stages. You should begin with less dirty rooms – living rooms and corridors. Then the entrance lobby is cleaned, then – the kitchen. The bathroom, the toilet, the shower room – at the end.
A little trick: heavy pollutions should be soaked with special cleaning agents – apply them BEFORE the beginning of other works. While you are cleaning up, the cleaning agents will work, dirt and dust will be cleaned well and quickly.
Time management in cleaning gives perfect results. Split the flat into separate zones and determine how many minutes will be required to clean each. Check the accuracy of timing during the next cleaning. Try to do the works quicker.
Experts professionally engaged in cleaning state that 2.5 hours is enough for proper full-scale cleaning of a single-room flat.
Maria Felisa, an expert with 6-year experience in cleaning:
“No secret, use a working time-scheme: 20 minutes – for collection of waste and litter; 60 – for cleaning of rooms, dusting, 40 – the kitchen; 30 – the toilet and the bathroom, and everything is clean. Before, I spent half an hour more.”
Direction of activities
Cleaning according to the principle “top down” will finish faster, even if the flat is extremely cluttered. Begin with the top layer – chandelier, cornices, surfaces of high furniture. After you finish, go to the middle layer – tables, chest-of-drawers, sofas, armchairs. Then get to the floor, floor mouldings, palaces, carpets. You’ll save half an hour and effort!
Focus on the task
Cleaning can be delayed artificially, if you don’t feel like cleaning, abstracting from the process to irrelevant actions. Focus on the set targets, not diverting attention from the work you’ve started to TV programs, films, calls, books, talks. You’ll be able to complete cleaning (even after repair) much quicker having saved effort and time.
Do not trust your self-control? Use timer having set a buzzer every 10-15 minutes. It will work as the alarm, if you lose your focus.
Correct selection of cleaning agents and tools
The more effective cleaning agents are, the less effort you’ll require for cleaning. You needn’t select expensive agents: the main thing – they should be 100% efficient.
The same applies to the materials used for cleaning of various surfaces. Cotton waste, worn towels, rags of old clothing, gauze will only complicate the cleaning leaving stains and fibers. On the contrary, special dedicated cloths and sponges will simplify and speed up the process.
It is also important that the cleaning agent and the cloth suited each other. Attentively read information on the packing: manufacturers usually specify what combinations can be used.
Veronika, an expert with 12-year experience in cleaning, gives some tips:
“I use 2 nonwoven cloths specially for glass surfaces: with one I clean, with the other I wipe dry. In the kitchen, I prefer to use microfiber cloths. A suede cloth helps quickly absorb a large amount of water or dry the surface. I clean baths, sinks, toilet bowls, shower toilets with bore brushes and stiff brushes with artificial bristle. I use sponges to apply cleaning gels, pastes or powders. As you can see, all is simple, no tricks.”
To make the cleaning (of a large or a small flat) less tedious, follow the tips of old hands: watch the time, set the timer, stick to the sequence, use efficient cleaning agents and tools. Or just invite a cleaning expert from GetService.es!