Cleaning the home is a chore that quickly swallows free time. Fortunately, it’s also one the easiest routines to adjust to save time and improve efficiency. Molly Maid has been in the business of cleaning homes for more than 30 years and is armed with time-saving tips.

3 Ways to Spend Less Time Cleaning

Use these three time-saving tips from Molly Maid, and you’ll be able to maintain your home and take back control over your free time.

  1. Set a timer for a 15-minute burst of cleaning. One of the easiest ways to save time while cleaning is to do a little decluttering every day. Spending just 10 to 15 minutes a day to tidy up really can save you a lot of time and grief on big cleaning days. Have a designated location for everything; this can increase your productivity when you’re cleaning.
  2. Start from the top, and work your way down. Gravity affects everything, even household dust. Save the floors for last. Otherwise, you’ll knock dust onto the floors and have to clean them twice.
  3. Clean as you go. This is a tried-and-true way to save time when cleaning, especially when it comes to your kitchen and bathroom. While cooking, be sure to wipe surfaces as you go and place prep utensils and bowls in the sink. Clean spills on your stovetop as they happen so you can prevent crusted-on stains. Similarly, be sure to wipe away any soap scum or toothpaste on your bathroom sink daily. Keep basic cleaning supplies in buckets throughout your home for easy access. It will help you build good habits.

Ways to Spend Less Time Vacuuming

The typical family of four will vacuum their living room about 104 times a year. While these tips won’t cut down on the number of times you have to vacuum – families can be messy! – they will make vacuuming more efficient.

  1. Prepare the room. One of the easiest ways to save time when vacuuming is having the room ready: Pick up loose items on the floor, and pull furniture away from the walls to make running the vacuum easier, with fewer starts and stops.
  2. Perform regular maintenance. The majority of vacuums get tossed to the curb when the belt breaks or wears out. If your vacuum loses suction, it’s likely because the rubber belt is stretched, which impedes the brush. For a few dollars and the help of a repair shop, you can often bring your vacuum back to life again for less than the cost of a new vacuum.
  3. Invest in a couple of options. Having a small hand vacuum with a beater bar can be extremely helpful when vacuuming upholstery and carpeted stairs. Their handheld, maneuverable nature can save you countless minutes and help you avoid the hassle of using a larger vacuum. You should also consider purchasing a small vacuum to keep in or near a bathroom for quick floor cleaning.
  4. Empty the debris bag or bin. Always start vacuuming with a clean debris bin or bag. This helps create more suction and prevents you from having to stop and dump debris in the middle of vacuuming.

Contact your local Molly Maid – 615-794-0200 or 615-603-3766,today Farrar

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