- Always work from top to bottom and left to right - start in the same place in each room and try to only go round once and then do everything in the middle. A systematic approach to cleaning means you can do it quicker and still not miss anything.
- Think carefully about using wet cloths. If you find this easier then you must go over a cleaned area with a dry cloth to make sure no water marks are left. Better, I think, to use a slightly damp cloth and only go over the area once....saves time!
- Glass (showers & mirrors etc) are really hard to get right. When you have finished make sure you look at the surfaces from different angles so you can see anything you might have missed.
- Use your eyes to work our whether a surface is dirty - only clean what is dirty. There is no point in wiping a door if there are only marks around the handle. BUT this takes practice. You must get this right otherwise it is just an excuse to cut corners
- Make sure you take everything with you that you need to clean a room. Use your cleaning apron and have plenty of spare cloths as well as white pads etc. Again, not having to return to your cleaning bucket saves you time.
- Try to look at the job from the point of view of someone who has come in to check the job (E.G. The Customer!). What do they see when they first enter the room? What will the lady of the house see when she is sitting on the toilet? The "visuals" are really important.
- When you have finished the job walk around the house in the opposite direction that you cleaned in looking for anything that does not look right. Take a cloth with you. Clean anything that is missed. Pick up any bits of fluff etc that stand out on the floors.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Some simple cleaning ideas
We are always looking at the best ways to clean a house. Over the years we have found a few simple things make all the difference. Whether you are doing you cleaning yourself or using a service like ours I think the following ideas may be useful: