Posted by Amy Sardone on 10/2/2023 to How-To
It all started with a book. First published in 1987, SPEED CLEANING by Jeff Campbell was the very first step-by-step set of instructions on housekeeping. It's a proven method that provides even the most profoundly cleaning impaired the wherewithal to clean in the smartest way possible. The method was carefully curated by The Clean Team, then a preeminent house cleaning service in San Francisco. For over 18 years, they kept records of every visit to thousands of households. They used time-and-motion analysis and an endless comparison of cleaning products and equipment to develop a method that would save every step and every moment possible. The result is a thoroughly tested system of cleaning without a wasted motion. And now over 30 years later, the Speed Cleaning method is used by hundreds of professional cleaning services around the world.
We've all seen the statistics. The average person spends 2 to 4 hours PER WEEK cleaning their home. Between working 40+ hours a week and hopefully sleeping at least another 40+ hours a week, do we really want to spend another 14 to 28 hours cleaning?
Cut Your House Cleaning Time In Half With Speed CleaningSpeed Cleaning teaches you new cleaning skills designed to save you time without sacrificing the thoroughness of the cleaning. Once you master the skills and the process, you'll also grow to dislike your cleaning chores less and less - and certainly enjoy the new free time it provides.
The 13 Tenets of Speed Cleaning
- Make every move count
- Use the right tools
- Work from top to bottom
- If it isn't dirty, don't clean it
- Don't rinse or wipe a surface before it's clean
- Don't keep working after it's clean
- If what you're doing isn't going to work, then shift to a heavier-duty cleaner or tool
- Keep your tools in impeccable shape
- Repetition makes for smoother moves
- Pay attention
- Keep track of your time and get a little faster every time
- Use both hands
- If there are more than one of you, work as a team