When you're doing a general house cleaning, it pays to have a system. It lets you plan the work one small part at a time and helps keep the seemingly large chore very manageable. With a system in place, you can finish any job in a quick, timely and efficient manner.
Going room by room is a very effective system that can help cut down your cleaning time as well as guarantee that all areas of the house are given adequate attention.
Advantages Of Going Room By Room
A big job like cleaning an entire house can feel overwhelming at the start. Many, in fact, disdain it because of how much time it looks like its going to take. As with any daunting task, you can make the job seem less intimidating by breaking up the work in smaller pieces.
Splitting it up into manageable chunks should give you smaller goals that are easier to achieve. Instead of thinking about cleaning an entire house, you only need to look at getting one room in order. You can concern yourself about the next room right after youíre done.
When cleaning the house room by room, always begin from the top-most floor. Start by working on the hallways (which should prove dirtier) then move on to the individual rooms. Save the wet areas ñ bathrooms and toilets - as the last places of the house to attend to on every floor.
When you clean the stairs, start from the top-most step and work your way down. That way, you donít get any dirt back on risers youíve already cleaned. Apart from that, it should prove less accident-prone than perching on a higher step and cleaning the lower areas.
On the ground floor, start with the hallways as you did upstairs. Then move on to the living room, dining area, kitchen and bathrooms. Make one last pass of vacuuming the hallways ñ both upstairs and downstairs after the all the rooms have been cleaned.
When cleaning in each room, follow the same mentality of starting from the top going downwards. Clean top-shelves first before the lower ones. Get dust off the ceiling, windows and wall areas before vacuuming the floor. If you start from the bottom, they will likely get dust and dirt when you begin cleaning the higher areas, effectively doubling your workload.
Cleaning the entire house one room at a time is guaranteed to get you through the whole job much faster than attending to areas of the house arbitrarily. If you are pressed for time, you can even clean only one or two rooms now and return to the job next weekend.