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Are you spending way too much time cleaning and looking for a way to clean your house faster? In case you missed it, in my last post I shared my Simple Cleaning Schedule because my husband and I finally found a process that allows us to spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying our home.
However, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I have a few tricks up my sleeve that help… a lot. Just like in any job, using the right tools makes a huge difference. So, if you’re homing to clean hour house faster, I hope this list helps! These are the items that we use to reduce clutter and speed up cleaning time.
Two words: Cordless Vacuum
A few years ago I may have thought that this was a very frivolous purchase, but other than my Instant Pot, I didn’t think I could ever love an appliance like I love my Dyson cordless vacuum. Yes, it’s expensive, but it is worth EVERY penny.
It’s so easy to use. Instead of dragging out my huge vacuum that plugs in, I can just grab it and quickly vacuum up a small spill or the entire floor. It has just as much power as my big Dyson, but it’s much more convenient. Convenience is your best friend if you want to clean your house faster.
This is the one I have: Dyson V7 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
And this is a more affordable option: Refurbished Dyson Vacuum
Use One Cleaning Solution
Until recently, our cabinet under the sink was jammed full of different cleaning solutions. Windex, Lysol, carpet cleaner, oven cleaner, stainless steel cleaner, etc., etc., etc. You name it, we had it. I knew I needed to do a purge, but I didn’t know what to keep since each item really did one job.
About the same time I started getting really concerned with the number of harmful chemicals in our home because we have a very adventurous little toddler. However, I didn’t feel confident that using vinegar and other homemade solvents was actually sanitizing things like gross raw chicken spots or the diaper pale. (Also, P.S., if you don’t know already, vinegar and baking soda is the same thing as salt water, so that’s not getting anything sanitary either.)
I decided to do some research and found a product that I love, love, love.
Force of Nature is a product uses water from your tap and a small, completely natural solution that is strong enough to kill raw chicken germs, but gentle enough for kids to use and can even be sprayed on a pacifier or toothbrush. Click here to see how it works!
I use it for a lot of things, but my list includes counters, shower/tub, toilets, floors, high chair, windows, and the list goes on and on.
This is probably the best thing you can do to clean your house faster: not having to change products from job to job has really cut down on cleaning times!
I saw this and thought it was a cute little sponge and I bought it on a whim. Y’all, I will never go back to a regular old sponge. I love the scrub daddy.
Depending on the temperature of the water, it can be stiff or soft and it never scratches anything. And although it seems like a normal sponge, it works way better than a normal sponge. We use one for our shower, one for the kitchen sink, and one in the cleaning caddy.
Use a Scraper
Don’t spend a ton of time scrubbing at things that have dried onto your counter top. Scrape them off! You can use and old credit card, but after a while they do break down. If you want to use something more official, try this one!
Little Green Pro Heat
If you have a pet or children, you need this thing. I can’t tell you how many times this has saved my carpet and upholstery. I love, love, love my Little Green Heat Pro. We use it several times a week. It’s great!
Cut Down on Clutter Using a Simple System
It may sound obvious, but the less clutter you have, the easier it is to clean. We live in a 3-story home and it’s not the easiest thing to run up and down to each floor to put things away when you also have a toddler or baby who can’t “run” up and down with you. So we have started using baskets to drop our items into for “upstairs” and “downstairs.” We collect items throughout the day and the put away them at the end of each day. One trip makes it much easier than the 10 million we used to take! I love these collapsable laundry baskets!
Steam Your Floors Quickly
We mostly have carpets in our home, but we do have several hardwood floors. With a toddler who thinks throwing food on the floor is hilarious, we are constantly having to clean up our hardwood floors! We use this Shark steam cleaner and it’s super quick and easy to use!
Get Rid of Things That Make Cleaning Harder
I used to think that I needed a dish rack in my sink to keep the dishes up off of the bottom of the sink. But in reality, it prevented me from easily cleaning our sink. Take an assessment of your home and think about what does and doesn’t get cleaned regularly. What could you get rid of that will help you clean your house faster?
Implement a Cleaning Schedule
I linked to it above, but I think you’d be shocked how much time you can save by doing small, regular bursts of cleaning, rather than letting it pile up! Here’s my Simple Cleaning Schedule if you’re interested to see how we do it!
What speeds up your cleaning time? What tools and tips do you utilize to clean your house faster? I’d love to learn from you as well!