Hey everyone! Libby here from Organize It, the world’s most organized cleaning company. Today, we’re going to share 13 top tips to help you clean your house in the most efficient and effective way possible. Whether you’re tackling the cleaning on your own or using a professional service like ours, these tips will surely make your cleaning efforts smoother and quicker.

Why Is Cleaning So Crucial?

First off, let’s talk about why a clean house is more important than ever. We’ve all learned from recent times, especially with COVID, that cleaning isn’t just a luxury—it’s essential. Whether it’s flu, cold, or allergy season, keeping your home clean is crucial for maintaining both your health and the condition of your home. For example, neglecting to clean your shower can lead to costly remodels, and ignoring your baseboards might mean replacing them sooner than expected.

Dive into the Tips:

  1. Make Every Move Count: Work around the room in a single go. Carry all your cleaning supplies with you to avoid unnecessary back and forth.
  2. Use the Right Tools: Equip yourself with the right tools for the job—like a good vacuum, microfiber cloths, and appropriate cleaners for different surfaces.
  3. Work from Top to Bottom: Always clean from the ceiling down to the floor to prevent dust from settling on surfaces you’ve already cleaned.
  4. If It’s Not Dirty, Don’t Over-Clean: Avoid wasting time on areas that don’t need much cleaning, but also make sure not to skip them entirely.
  5. Don’t Rinse or Wipe Before It’s Clean: Make sure the surface is truly clean before moving on to avoid redoing work.
  6. Stop When It’s Clean: Don’t keep scrubbing or wiping after the surface is already clean; save your energy for dirtier spots.
  7. Switch Tools If Necessary: If a tool or cleaner isn’t working, switch to a heavier-duty product or tool to get the job done right.
  8. Keep Your Tools in Good Condition: Take care of your cleaning tools and products to ensure they last longer and work effectively.
  9. Repetition Improves Efficiency: The more you clean, the better and faster you’ll get. Create a routine that allows you to clean effectively.
  10. Pay Attention: Focus on what you’re doing to avoid mistakes and ensure a thorough clean.
  11. Track Your Time: Set a timer to keep your cleaning tasks on track and prevent them from dragging on too long.
  12. Use Both Hands: Maximize your efficiency by using both hands—one to spray and one to wipe, for example.
  13. Work as a Team: If there’s more than one of you, divide and conquer by cleaning different areas simultaneously.

Final Thoughts:

These 13 tips are just the beginning of mastering the art of home cleaning. Remember, the right tools and a systematic approach can significantly enhance your cleaning routine. Whether you’re sprucing up for guests, doing regular maintenance, or tackling a deep clean, these strategies will help you get through your chores quicker and with better results.

For more tips or specific product recommendations, feel free to reach out to us at Organize It. We’re here to help you keep your home sparkling in the most organized way possible. Remember, at Organize It, we’re not just about cleaning—we’re about creating environments where you can thrive.

—Libby from Organize It