If you want to have your home clean in a short amount of time then you have to clean your home efficiently. Efficient professional cleaners have a routine and method that they follow in homes to be efficient and complete the job to the satisfaction of the client…..I used to be one of those professionals.
Since 2010 I gave up my clients and decided to become a stay at home mom. I felt it was what God was wanting me to do. I had over 40 clients, and things just started to fall in place that I should not be working. Little did I know that down the road, I would also start homeschooling my oldest son and loving it.
Life does take a few turns on us, but the one thing that has not changed….I still have a short amount of time to clean my home. Four boys know how to make it dirty, and I have know how to clean it efficiently in an hour.
That is where the professional training of my previous business comes in to play. Prior to owning my cleaning business it would take me all day to clean. That was a perfectionist mindset that was causing me to take way to long cleaning.
I read and researched all of Don Aslett’s books. They were very informative and helpful for starters. From these books each time I went into a client’s home I would practice the technique. Then at home I practiced the technique. Over time my cleaning became more efficient. My cleaning got easy and the work began to flow. By the time I did resign from the business I was able to clean four large homes in a day…..efficiently.
Now, I am able to clean my own home efficiently in an hour. I have my routine down, my tools are organized, and each week my cleaning happens at the same time on the same day. The routine does not change because it is the habit that helps efficient cleaning. If the habit changes then cleaning will become more sporadic.
Efficiently Clean Your Home In An Hour
Organize Cleaning Supplies
- Grab a caddy, all of the cleaning supplies, rags, paper towels and an apron.
- Decide what end or area of the house you will start in to make the effort easy. I always do the wet work first.
- Kitchens and bathrooms take the longest to complete. Then after that the dusting, finish the rest.
- Have an all-purpose cleaner with you and window cleaner.
- Keep the rags in one of the apron pockets.
- Have a plastic bag ready next to you for all of the dirty rags.
- Keep that caddy with you as you move room to room.
Specific Day and Time
- Start cleaning day on Monday keep it on Monday. Even if you can’t clean the entire house.
- Being efficient also means being disciplined so do the cleaning every Monday morning, afternoon, or evening.Set the timer for one hour.
- Stop at the end of the hour even if you have not finished cleaning.
- Each week you will get faster and be able to clean more.Start the same route of cleaning in the home each week. If you start in the kitchen always start in the kitchen.
- The routine will be easy to change after you have your time perfected to an hour.
Have an Easy Routine
- Before going to the next room clean everything in that area. Clockwise.
- Start at the top and work down, clean the ceiling fans, cobweb, dust, then baseboards.
- Don’t vacuum until the end. It saves time to do the whole house at once.
Have you established an efficient cleaning routine? Does your cleaning time happen each week or sporadic?