Speed Cleaning: How to Clean Your Home as Quickly as Possible


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Maintaining cleanliness around the house requires diligence and your willingness to spend hours organizing piles of clutter, and wiping grimy surfaces. For many of us, the very idea of spending our free day trying to get the house to look clean is disheartening. You have spent the majority of the week working at your desk and looking after your spouse and kids, and the furthest thing from your mind is to spend your free time removing cobwebs from walls, and vacuuming the living space to get rid of dirt buildup.

The bad news is that house cleaning must be done regularly whether you have the time and energy to do it or not. The good news is that it does not have to take the whole day to complete the task, and you certainly do not have to take on the house work alone.

To help you maintain a tidy home that looks and feels like the sanctuary it was designed to be, we cover some useful tips for doing basic tidying that only takes about an hour or less:

Wipe oven spills

You will have an easier time tackling oven spills when you wipe the inside of the oven while the spill is still fresh. Take extra care to ensure you do not burn your arm in the process though, and start by allowing the oven to cool. Once the oven cools, remove large chunks of burned food using a plastic spatula, then tackle the small bits by sprinkling salt on the stain. Let the salt sit on the spill for a few minutes before scraping the burned food off the oven with a spatula. This method works for self-cleaning and non-self cleaning ovens, and you probably already have a spatula and salt in your kitchen that will help get the job done quickly.

If you feel that the steps outlined above are too time-consuming for someone with a hectic schedule like you, you can always call in expert cleaners to do a more detailed cleaning of your kitchen appliances. They are specifically trained to use natural solutions to remove food and grease residue without damaging your oven.

Clean the kitchen

The kitchen is one of the busiest areas in the house. It is where you prepare meals, do baking with the kids, and even entertain guests. To make the task of cleaning the kitchen easier, make sure to organize your cleaning items in one place that is easily accessible.

Some of the cleaning tools and solutions you need for a basic cleaning of the kitchen include an all purpose spray, a scrub brush for dishes, a microfiber cleaning cloth, dish soap, and vacuum or dustpan.

Here are some tips to clean the kitchen and get rid of grime buildup:

  • Start with the sink and make sure it is free from dirty dishes. A clean sink will inspire you to keep the counters, stove, and other parts of the kitchen spotlessly clean too.
  • Do one cleaning task at a time such as putting away food items, wiping greasy surfaces, and cleaning off clutter on the kitchen counters
  • Clean as you go, and immediately tackle any mess that has been made before you lose the motivation to deal with the spills and dirt
  • Work on organizing your cabinets and getting rid of items you do not need. The less items you have on the counter, the easier it will be for you to find kitchen tools, and appliances
  • Pick up all garbage and put them into the trash. Gather recyclable items and put them away afterwards
  • Get professionals to supplement some of the cleaning you do. You can outsource only the kitchen cleaning or the cleaning of the house as a whole. If there are heavy-duty cleaning tasks in the kitchen that will take longer to complete, it may be best to leave it to the professionals and focus on tasks that are manageable within the free time you have

If you’re looking for professional cleaners to assist with kitchen cleaning then get in touch with us at Pristine Home.


Give your bathroom some love

A quick and easy cleaning of the bathroom involves wiping down the toilet, taking out the trash, and scrubbing the floors. To get started on cleaning your powder room, hang a plastic bag or place a small trash bin near the door of the bathroom where you can put trash as you work to tidy up the room. The next thing you need to do is to remove dirty clothes and towels from the towel rod and place them in a basket outside.

Next, use bleach to clean the toilet bowl, or make a natural cleaning solution by mixing one cup of white vinegar with five drops of lemon oil, 10 drops of lavender oil, and 3/4 cup of borax. Pour the mixture into the toilet and allow it to sit for a few hours. You can then scrub the bowl and brush around the sides and under the rim to remove tough stain and eliminate foul odors from the bathroom.

A speed cleaning of the bathroom will allow you to declutter and disinfect the toilet bowl. However, a detailed cleaning of this room will take longer especially when it has been a few days or weeks since you last scrubbed the tiles, and removed cobwebs. For a more thorough cleaning of the bathroom, you may need to call in expert cleaners who are well-versed in a wide range of cleaning methods that allow them to complete the work in your bathroom within a stipulated time.


Schedule a regular cleaning

The power of a regular weekly cleaning cannot be underestimated. Aim to spend at least one hour on a weekend doing simple house cleaning chores. You do not need to be too thorough when doing a regular cleaning, unless you want to of course.

You can also set up a schedule to clean certain parts of the house on weekdays.

Here’s an example:


  • Wash bathroom towels
  • Mop floors
  • Vacuum carpets


  • Remove cobwebs from walls
  • Clean glass doors
  • Tidy up the kids’ bedroom

A schedule such as the one shown above will let you better manage your time and get things done quickly. However, if you are looking to have a house that is spotless clean and free from allergens, the solution is not to do more and not spend a majority of your free time on cleaning tasks. Instead, choose to make better use of your time, and seek the assistance of professional cleaners who will look after the dirty work ,so you can have an organized home without doing all the housework on your own.

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