Hey there, fellow Speed Cleaning enthusiasts! As we embark on a brand-new year, filled with hope, promise, and perhaps a list of resolutions as long as your holiday shopping receipt, let's dive into a blog that's all about making one aspect of life a breeze – cleaning your home. Picture this: a sparkling home in just 20 minutes, leaving you with plenty of time to conquer your other resolutions and still binge-watch your favorite shows. Cheers to a fresh start, a cleaner space, and a year brimming with accomplishments! Join us on this friendly journey as we discover how to clean your home in 20 minutes, setting the stage for a fantastic 2024. ???
Speed Cleaning is REAL!
Speed cleaning is all about maintaining order and cleanliness. If you want to cut down your weekly cleaning time, you need to clean more often— 20 minutes of daily maintenance will help you stay on top of things. If you have unexpected guests arriving in a few minutes or if you’re simply interested in tackling a quick cleaning, we hope these tips can help.
Declutter for a Quick WIN
If you’re short on time and visitors are soon to arrive, start by doing a quick sweep of your home with an empty laundry basket in hand to gather clutter and review areas that visitors will see, like the entryway, kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Pick up mail, coats, toys, dirty laundry, newspaper, and anything cluttering floors or countertops.
A Cleaning Apron is Essential
Wherever you go in your home, carry your cleaning supplies with you in a Speed Cleaning™ Apron. Having pockets to stash your cleaning supplies keeps you from running back and forth to grab tools that you forgot, saving you precious minutes. You won’t have to walk back to the under-the-sink stash of cleaning supplies each time you switch up what you’re cleaning.
Have a System
Decreasing the time you spend cleaning starts with having a system, cleaning the house in the same order every time. Start and finish in the same spot in a room so you don’t waste time running in circles, backtracking over what you’ve already cleaned. Do the same thing every time you clean so it becomes a routine. The speed in speed cleaning comes from having a routine you can do automatically— not from hurrying.
Top to Bottom | Left to Right
Start at the top of the room by dusting ceiling fans and removing cobwebs then work down to the floor. Use gravity to your advantage so dirt and dust drops down onto unvacuumed carpet. Cleaning left to right ensures that you cover the entire room instead of darting from place to place, wasting energy and time. If you work top to bottom and left to right, you’re working once instead of cleaning areas you’ve already cleaned. Clean floors last.
Sample Schedule: Clean Your Home in 20 Minutes!
Feel free to modify this sample schedule to meet your needs. Just try not to skip a day because it will take more time to bring your house up to a level of cleanliness if you overlook something for a week and let the grime build up. Stay consistent and cleaning will be easy.
MONDAY: Dust every room, working your way through your house from top to bottom.
TUESDAY: Vacuum every room, working your way through the house from top to bottom.
WEDNESDAY: Clean bathrooms. Scrub toilets, sinks, and wipe down mirrors.
THURSDAY: Clean the kitchen. Wipe down all your kitchen appliances and scour the sink.
FRIDAY: Mop any hardwood or laminate floors.
SATURDAY: Clean your bathtub and shower doors after getting the laundry going.
We hope this helps give you some ideas about how to get into a 20 minute routine in 2024 and stay on top of cleaning your home. By applying 20 minutes each day to cleaning, you’ll find your home is much easier to keep clean than putting things off till the end of the week or month. Happy New Year!