Think about cleaning in two ways: the first is the way that you're doing it now, the second is the way that you should be doing it. Until now, you've probably been taught that if you clean things slowly, then you're doing the job well, but if you clean quickly, then you're not going to be able to deep clean, you'll miss spots, and you'll just generally perform the task in a shoddy way.

Though it might be true that if you rush through your cleaning, you may not get things as clean as they should be, it doesn't mean that you can't clean quickly and achieve satisfactory results. This is an important thing to discover, because with work, family, friends, and tons of other errands always requiring our attention, we just don't have that much time to devote to house cleaning anymore.

Indeed, every surface does still need to be dusted, wiped, or otherwise washed in order to make it fresh again. However, there are some techniques that make the work much faster and easier while accomplishing the same goal.

For example, if you start from the top of a room or a task, and make your way downward, you'll be working in the fastest possible way. This will stop you from dirtying areas you've just cleaned and either leaving a mess behind, or having to re-clean the same area twice. To accomplish this, you'll need to think of the big picture. Start on the upper floor of your house, dust things that are high up before dusting the lower things, clean your mirrors and other glass surfaces wiping from the top to the bottom.

Though this doesn't seem like much, if you stick to it, you'll actually be saving yourself a staggering amount of time. Just by changing the order in which things are cleaned, and the direction in which you clean them, you can shave a great deal off the length of time that you spend cleaning your home.

For the more techniques and ways to save time while cleaning, check out The Ultimate Guide of Speed Cleaning Secrets at http://reallylikes.com/?SpeedCleaningSecret today.

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StaceyC4 said... @ 8/24/2009 6:32 AM

Starting at the top of the room made life so much easier. Thanks for the tips!

Vicki said... @ 8/24/2009 12:11 PM

I love your tips, thanks for sharing them!

Cascia said... @ 8/24/2009 12:54 PM

Great point! I always clean from the top down.

Rebecca said... @ 8/25/2009 8:36 AM

I used to clean houses as a business. I could get three done in a day and be home by 2pm. To this day I could call most of my old customers and get my job back if I wanted it. (I was in pretty good shape then too.)

One lady came home early and found that I had already left. She couldn't find anything to complain about so she asked that I wax her appliances. I explained that it was not part of our agreement and if she wanted it done it would be extra. She stated "You charge $XX and you were only here for an hour and a half!" I asked her if she found anything unsatisfactory about what I said I would do and she stated no. I explained to her that I have cleaning down to skill and I should make what I ask for that skill.

She fired me. No big loss though I never did like her attitude to start with. :-)

Petula said... @ 8/28/2009 11:14 AM

Great tips. I think I noticed this one day when I had cleaned a room and realized I hadn't cleaned the ceiling fan. Of course it didn't get cleaned that day because I didn't want to get dust everywhere. Now, I always remember to clean from top to bottom... well, at least in the rooms that have ceiling fans. :)

Anonymous said... @ 9/01/2009 7:11 PM

I'm allergic to housework, so any tips to get through my cleaning faster is tops in my book LOL :) Thanks for sharing!!

Vicki said... @ 9/04/2009 12:02 AM

No seriously, come clean my house! j/k! My mom is a rockstar. every weekend, either Saturday or Sunday, for as long as I could remember, she would clean every room top to bottom in one day. In addition, the laundry would be done, and homemade spaghetti sauce would be ready for dinner. boy I miss that!

MAC said... @ 9/07/2009 2:44 PM

Your cleaning from top to bottom makes so much sense! Why have I never thought of that?

KAT said... @ 9/07/2009 10:29 PM

I wish I could speed clean, but I have too much stuff everywhere to do that.

I have to try to organize first, then clean!! Big job!!

Take care,
Kat :)

Dorothy said... @ 9/16/2009 5:28 PM

Great idea and wonderful tips...

Dorothy from grammology

Heather said... @ 9/16/2009 11:36 PM

And of course, use Murphys Oil Soap :)

Here's a blog I wrote, just on Murphys

Chef Eureka said... @ 9/23/2009 4:09 PM

Good tips!

harry seenthing said... @ 9/30/2009 3:28 PM

wow ur blog is power full, i'm glad to read it in here, we much be clean in our house

wondermomsworld said... @ 10/13/2009 11:15 PM

Doing household work should be organize. Cleaning a home is so important.

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