Everyone wants the same thing when they clean: great results and maximum impact for minimum effort.
Studies show that we are becoming ‘time-poor’. That means that even as wealth increases the constraints on our time become more severe. We have less time to do the things we love, such as hobbies, relaxation, and spending time with loved ones.
Our cleaning is suffering too. Taking care of our homes is a great way to stay healthy, feel relaxed, and keep on top of things. But in a time-poor society, it can be harder to achieve.
That’s why we’ve come up with a simple strategy: ‘upgrading’ your cleaning. Simple but effective ways to update your cleaning means that you will spend less time and energy achieving the results you want.
You can choose to incorporate all the five options, or to just select those that apply to you.
- Your Cleaning Kit
If your products aren’t up to the task, then keeping a busy home in order can become an uphill struggle.
Perhaps you haven’t found the right products to care for particular materials, for example. Upgrading to a suitable furniture polish to care for wood or natural materials could achieve better results.
You may be suffering from the reverse situation. Rather than having too few suitable cleaning products, you have accumulated too many! In that case, upgrading your cleaning might mean downsizing to one effective all-purpose solution or a small selection.
Now may also be a good time to upgrade to some helpful accessories or fresh supplies — like new scrubbing brushes, fresh sponges, or durable gloves.
- Decor And Decluttering
An aspect of the cleaning process that can often be overlooked is the decor of a home itself.
Do you have an organised home that appears spacious and uncluttered? Or do you find things are often untidy and difficult to find? Upgrading your cleaning routine could include decluttering your busiest rooms, as well as selecting materials that are easier to clean.
Switching to easy to wash fabrics or covers can be helpful, as can wipe-down surfaces. Larger projects may include switching carpets and rugs to easier to clean flooring.
However you choose to approach it, switching to uncluttered decor and to clean materials can overhaul and upgrade the entire cleaning process.
- Gadgets And Equipment
We’ve all seen them. The latest gadgets and gizmos in the home that seem like an indulgence, but may save us valuable time.
There is a drive towards cleaning equipment that is becoming more autonomous and remote — able to be powered from a smartphone or a pre-set routine. If it is within our budget, these items can be a great way to upgrade our home and cleaning routine.
Even if futuristic self-cleaning technology doesn’t appeal to us, we can still make the most of our equipment. Investing in a durable and effective vacuum cleaner can save us hours a week or month, for example.
Dishwashers and washing machines can also be a vital part of daily clean up, and keeping them in good working order or upgrading can instantly assist our cleaning routine.
One of the quickest and most effective ways to achieve professional results is, of course, to hire a professional! Cleaners can personalise the service you receive and ensure that you are happy with the outcome.
The growth of the cleaning industry in recent years is a testament to how valuable people find the service. It returns their time to them and allows them to save energy for the things that matter most to them.
Professional cleaners can be an affordable and transformative addition to your household cleaning routine.
- Finishing Touches
Don’t forget that you can always start small. Sometimes the quickest way to upgrade your home, and cleaning is simply in the details.
If you are happy with your cleaning routine and the results you achieve, but are just looking for a ‘boost’, this tip is for you.
Add a finishing touch to your cleaning routine, such as a beautiful scent, a new piece of decor, or regular change-arounds. This can be as much as moving furniture to create a new look, or simply adding fresh linen in a new colour, for example.
The finishing touches at the very end of your cleaning routine can upgrade the whole process and add personality to your home.