Keeping your apartment clean improves your mood and your quality of life, but finding the time to clean can be difficult or unappealing when your schedule is full. Fortunately, there are several simple strategies you can use to reduce the time it takes to clean your apartment, increasing the efficacy of every minute you do set aside for cleaning tasks. Not only can these tips help you enjoy a cleaner and more comfortable Nashville apartment, they’ll also help you save time so you can maximize your free time for relaxation and other leisure activities without compromising cleanliness at home.
Clean One Room at a Time
One of the main reasons that cleaning tasks can feel like they extend into infinity is the ease with which you can become distracted. When you leave the room you’re currently cleaning for extra supplies or to put items away, you’re likely to become sidetracked by additional tasks and leave the original room unfinished. The best way to avoid this issue is to clean one room at a time; before you get started, bring all the cleaning supplies you’ll need with you, including a garbage bag and a box to collect items that belong elsewhere in your home. By picking one room and sticking with it, you’ll work more methodically and efficiently every time you set aside a few moments to clean. If you’re particularly limited on time throughout the week, you can also select just one room to clean each day or each week, then work your way through your apartment and restart the cycle once you’ve addressed the last space.
Use Good-Quality Supplies
The right tools for any job will make that job proceed faster, including cleaning your apartment. Make sure you have ample cleaning supplies that are suited to your needs before you get started, such as microfiber cloths, cleaning solution, and a good broom, mop, or vacuum. Investing in good-quality supplies will mean you’ll spend less time scrubbing or re-cleaning areas you’ve already addressed, as poorer-quality supplies require more work and often a second or third pass to achieve the same results as better products. When vacuuming, sweeping, or wiping down windows and counters produces the visible you wants on the first try, you’ll feel more accomplished and enjoy your time spent cleaning more as well.
Clean from Top to Bottom
The order in which you clean each room or area can also make a difference in the amount of work required to achieve results. When you start at the floor and clean upwards, you’re likely to need to go over your floor again at the end as you brush dirt or crumbs from counters and tables back onto the floor. Similarly, when cleaning windows, tiles, and shower doors, cleaning from the bottom up means making a second pass to remove streaks or spots left when you clean the top of these areas. Starting from the top and working your way down is a much more efficient method of cleaning, regardless of whether you’re working in the kitchen, the bathroom, or the living room. Pick the highest point in any room to begin your cleaning tasks, then work your way to the floor and leave sweeping or vacuuming for last.
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