Have a Clean House in an Hour

Cleaning a house might seem like a daunting task to many but in fact requires very less time if you use some effective methods of cleaning. When it comes to fast cleaning, it is best to have a system in place and never go back to a room to finish work. Always complete each room entirely and then move head to finish the rest. It is advisable to start from upstairs, moving along downwards; this will help you to complete it in an orderly fashion.


You should dedicate 10 minutes to cleaning your bedroom. Start by striping linens and putting them in the laundry hamper. Now stash all those things that seem unnecessary and are lying about the dresser or nightstand in a dedicated drawer which you can revisit when you have more time in hand. Always make sure to empty the wastebasket. Now make your bed and tuck your sheets securely. Now you will have to get to dusting using a dry microfiber cloth. Clean the furniture starting from the corner of the room, moving clockwise. Make sure you dump the dust on the floor so that it is easy to vacuum later. When you start vacuuming, always start from the back corner of the room working your way out of the door. Always use long and firm strokes to ensure all the dust is sucked in by the vacuum. Also to save time, make sure you vacuum over a strip of the carpet only once and don’t go back and forth in the same patch again and again.


For this area you must dedicate about 9 to 10 minutes. Firstly, spritz the sink, shower head and tub with an all-purpose spray and let it sit. Now sprinkle some baking soda into the toilet bowl and scrub it thoroughly using a toilet brush and flush. You will have a sparkling pot in no time. While cleaning the insides of the pot is important, it is equally important to clean the outside of the toilet; therefore spray the all-purpose liquid on a microfiber cloth and wipe the outside of the toilet. Using a glass cleaner, clean the mirror, starting from the top corner and continuing in circular motions. Once you finish all this, it is time you go back to the sink and the tub. Use a toothbrush to scrub all the spots that are hard to reach and the stains don’t come out easily. Wipe the counter, tub, sink etc. with a microfiber. Shower and tub if wiped regularly with a damp cloth will not require full blown scrubbing always. Now it’s time to quickly mop the floor using a damp microfiber.


This area needs thorough cleaning and therefore you will need at least 12 to 15 minutes. Firstly load the dishwasher and start the cycle. Now you need to spend a few minutes decluttering, therefore remove any mess that is cluttering the counter top put it away in the right spaces. There will be areas near the stove and countertop that has gunk over it. Scrap with a card like a credit card and then use an eraser sponge to clean stubborn stains. When it comes to cleaning the countertop, make use of a wet microfiber cloth and scrub the top back and forth making sure all the crumbs fall down on the floor. Also make sure to clean appliances such as the microwave, fridge, dishwasher etc. with a microfiber cloth that is sprayed with an all-purpose cleaner. Lastly clean the floor with a damp microfiber mop to give it a clean feel.

Living Room

Again, this area is where you entertain the guests, so you will have to make sure that it is neat and clean always. You will have to dedicate nearly 15 minutes to clean this area of the house. First clear all the mess by putting remotes and other stuff into the drawer. Make a neat pile of magazines and newspapers at a corner. You can use one of the many innovative magazine and newspaper holders and racks for this purpose. Once clearing the clutter, start dusting from one corner of the room. Work top to bottom so that all the dust falls on the floor. Clean glass surfaces using a glass cleaner on a damp microfiber. Clean in large circular motions and start from the corner side. Once everything is done, speed vacuum through it and finish the cleaning.

All the above tips mentioned are easy to execute and will give you an idea about how to clean the house within a short time frame. This is especially useful when you are expecting guests and you don’t have a lot of time to do meticulous cleaning of the house. Power through the cleaning process in a jiffy by using these methods.