WHETHER YOUR USE OUR SERVICES, CLEAN ON YOUR OWN OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO KNOW SOME TIPS AND TRICKS OF THE PROS!
There’s no getting around it, cleaning is hard work and time consuming! So how can the pros get it done so quickly and without missing anything?
1. THE CLOCKWISE / COUNTER-CLOCKWISE METHOD
When cleaning a space, it’s human nature to get distracted. One moment your wiping the microwave, the next you’re across the room dusting a vent until some crumbs catch your eye and your on your knees cleaning under the kitchen table…
While these distractions can make you feel like you’re on a roll, in reality you’re taking waaaaay longer by working this way and likely missing A LOT!
So how do I fix it?
The clockwise / counter-clockwise method works like this:
- Pick a point in the room where you’re starting
- Start cleaning and do not jump from spot to spot, rather clean in either a clockwise OR counter-clockwise method – this will prevent you from missing anything!
2. TOP TO BOTTOM
Top to bottom works similarly to the method mentioned above. Again, people tend to jump from spot to spot which results in missing things!
Another way to prevent this in conjunction with the method above is by cleaning top to bottom.
Start at the high-points (dusting) – first vents, then lights, tops of cabinets, etc. then work your way down to wiping counters, sinks, tables and finally garbage removal and floors.
Working from high to low is yet another way to avoid distraction and ensure you don’t miss anything!
3. TIME YOURSELF
Another trick of the pros is to keep a constant watch on the clock. Parkinson’s Law says that work contracts to fit within the time we give it….meaning if we allow 45 minutes to clean the kitchen, it will take every bit of that. BUT if you say you have 20 minutes to clean the kitchen and you time yourself, chances are you’ll finish in 20 minutes!
Set a timer for each area and stick to it. Check your timing throughout your work to see where you’re at and pick up the pace if needed. Hold yourself accountable! This is one of the best tips to cleaning at the pace of the professionals.
4. KEEP YOUR SUPPLIES CLOSE
You’d be shocked how much time can be consumed by going back and forth to get the supplies you need. This is why it’s critical to know exactly what you need to clean an area, gather it up and keep it with you.
If you happen to have a bucket or apron to hold those supplies, even better. But keeping them in a general area will do if you don’t have other options.
SO ARE YOU CLEANING LIKE A PRO YET?
These tips are how the pros are able to clean quickly and without missing anything.
Try them for yourself and see the difference!