Category Archives: House Cleaning

How to Clean When You Don’t Have the Time

If you’re like most who live a busy lifestyle, with the majority of your time devoted to your work and family, it can be a challenge to find the time to clean. More so, you may not always have the opportunity to clean sufficiently around your entire house or condo in Bucks County. Depending on how much square footage you have to cover, it can truly become a time-consuming chore or list of chores, for that matter. With that said, we’ve created a list of tips to help you clean your home efficiently when it feels like you just don’t have the time.

Do A Little Each Day

Do you find that you have the overwhelming task of vacuuming the entire house or mopping several floors? Obviously, if you’re working full-time, this probably can’t all be attended to on the same day. With that said, start with the smaller tasks.

For instance, laundry is a simple chore that can be done throughout the week, even if you get only one or two loads of laundry done a day. If you think about it, it can quickly add up and make your death pile of dirty laundry disappear. While you have those loads in, hang up any clothes that you have lying around, and put them out of sight. Not to mention, go ahead and fold and organize any other clothing items that go in drawers to help declutter the home a bit.

Another area for consideration when you’re in a time crunch is the kitchen. If you haven’t run or emptied your dishwasher recently, chances are, you have some dishes lying around. Take care of them, and if you need to, to lighten the mood, play some of your favorite songs while you do. Whether they need to go in the dishwasher or could just be cleaned by hand, get them done, so it’s one less thing to worry about when you look in your kitchen. Of course, if you have any clean dishes or silverware just waiting to be put away, take a couple of minutes to clear that space too.

Decluttering

Certainly, when you hear decluttering, you may think of an over-occupied area that could take a while to address; however, if you think about it, splitting it up into smaller sections can make it less overwhelming and can still get the job done.

For instance, if you have a table filled with papers that needs some organization, take 30 minutes to start going through them. Determine what you need to keep and where it makes sense to be stored and what should be discarded. Before you know it, you’ve cut down on the mess, and you’ve created more of an organized, livable space for yourself. Even if you don’t get through it all in that 30-minute time frame, at least you can say you’ve moved toward the right direction in having a better-suited space. If you keep that up every day or, rather, take care of papers immediately rather than leaving them lying around, you’ll have less of a mess to clean up and more space available for your needs.

Commit the Time

Meanwhile, when it comes to the more involved work of vacuuming or mopping, there are two key tips to successfully getting these tasks done. The first is, you have to set the time aside to get them done. If you don’t have 45 minutes in the morning to mop your entryway and kitchen, maybe that’s not the right time to do that or the best approach. The other thing to keep in mind is that we highly recommend splitting up your cleaning chores by room.

When you take the time to split up your chores by room, it can make it all the more attainable to accomplish. In essence, we recommend doing one room a day for vacuuming or mopping, depending on what your schedule allows and how much floor space you have to cover. If you develop a plan allowing for your free time each day, you can successfully and efficiently utilize your time all while cleaning your space.

Look Into A Cleaning Service

In order to get the best house cleaning experience, we recommend hiring a cleaning company for that added professional touch. Some of the suggestions above are great for maintaining a clean home or transforming your space to be more sustainable for you, but a professional cleaning service can really elevate your home. Contact us today for more information!

5 Quick Cleaning Tips for the New Year

You just found out your family wants to come over for a holiday catch-up. They’ll be over in just a few days — and if your home isn’t ready, you might be panicking already. While you can always call a local cleaning company in Bucks County, there are also a few quick things that you can handle on your own if you only have a little time before family arrives. Here are a few quick tips to be sure your home looks as clean as possible without a minute to spare.

Look at the whole house: If you only focus on one room, you are likely to spend the majority of your time there. Look at the whole area your guests will see and do one task in each of those places before moving on.

Sweep before you mop: Many people think they can mop the floor and it will be clean. However, the dirt on the floor makes most floors look worse. By sweeping first, your mopping is far more effective.

Dust every surface: This does not mean just shelves and the entertainment center. While those are both excellent places to begin, don’t forget your picture frames, ceiling fans, furniture (even sofas), and end tables.

Do not overlook glass surfaces: All of the glass in your home should sparkle. This means cleaning both the inside and the outside of your windows, wiping off all mirrors, and even getting light fixtures that are within reach. This simple tip can help any room look cleaner in no time.

Do the floors last: The last set of tasks you want to accomplish is to vacuum, sweep, and mop. That way, with the rest of your cleaning, any debris you moved that did not get caught in a rag, still gets cleaned up.

If you have a little time before your family arrives, make things simpler by scheduling your house cleaning in Bucks County from the trusted professionals at Minch!