The best Tucson house cleaning tips come from the experts at The Maids of Tucson. We’ve been cleaning Tucson homes since 1985 and know exactly what it takes to keep your home healthy and clean. Steal these eleven tips for cleaning success the next time you feel overwhelmed by the state of your home.
Clear clutter first
Give yourself a good staging ground to get everything done. Trying to maneuver around laundry piles and tripping over stray items is no way to get anything done. Make your bed and clear clutter out of your way before you tackle the bigger tasks.
Everything in its Place
If you don’t have dedicated places for your belongings to “live”, then those items are doomed to be perpetual clutter. Even a “miscellaneous items” bin or a junk drawer can help cut down the clutter(or help you ignore it for now). Don’t stick yourself in a loop where you’re just moving a few items from place to place in your home. If you are having a difficult time finding a good spot for several items, it may be time to do some serious decluttering.
Work in Bursts
Unless you’re a professional team of four, it’s unlikely that your Tucson home cleaning will go as efficiently as a maid service. Be kind to yourself and work in small, half hour bursts with breaks in between. Cleaning is hard on your body and you don’t want to breathe in your cleaning fumes and hunch into small spaces for hours on end. Just don’t get too distracted on your break and forget to finish the job!
Use Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber cloths will give you a more satisfying clean and are less likely to leave dust and residue. In a pinch, use a rag or scrap that is 100% cotton. Make sure to switch out cloths as you go, instead of trying to use one for the whole house.
Sweep Before You Vacuum
Go over your floors with a broom – even if they don’t seem dirty at first. You don’t want to finish vacuuming your carpet just to push bits of dirt and food back into it as you sweep. Also, make sure your broom is doing its job. Some old brooms aren’t helpful at all for sweeping and end up making you waste your time.
Finish With the Bathroom
You don’t want to track bacteria from the bathroom across the rest of your house. Clean the other areas of your home first and then tackle the bathroom to prevent that from happening.
Clean Your Dishes Immediately
Stagnant, dirty dishes are a breeding ground for bacteria and a buffet for bugs. Unless you’re a huge fan of mold, ants, and staph infections, rinse and clean your dishes as soon as you are done with them instead of piling them in the sink.
Disinfect your Sponges
Sponges are disgusting. They are the most germ-ridden object in your home. Take care of them by running them through the dishwasher or tossing them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes regularly.
Keep Your Pets Brushed
Pet fur likes to fly, especially around summer time as your furry friends shed their heavy coats. Keep a handle on the dander and the fluff by regularly brushing your animals. It helps keep them groomed and cuts down on the amount of fur that coats your couches and floors. Your friends with pet allergies will thank you.
Disinfect High Traffic Items
How often do you wipe down your door handles, faucets, and light switches? What about your remote controls. We use these things every day, but they often get overlooked when the house is getting cleaned. Get rid of high germ zones by wiping these areas down every other day or at least weekly.
Dedicate a Few Hours to Cleaning
Keeping your home truly clean can be a herculean task and shouldn’t be one that you’ll “get around to”. Make sure that you are scheduling time that you can spend wiping down your surfaces, vacuuming, doing laundry, disinfecting the bathroom, cleaning up clutter, and more. Otherwise, these chores will begin to pile up and stress you out.
You Can Count On Us
Give your home a deep clean without all the hassle and elbow grease by calling The Maids of Tucson today! Our professional teams are exactly what you need to keep a beautiful, healthy home. Relax and let us take care of your Tucson home cleaning. Your time is better spent doing things you love instead of scrubbing away at a toilet bowl.
You won’t be disappointed with our rigorous 22-step healthy touch cleaning system. Our green cleaning supplies and processes will make you wish you had called us ages ago. Contact The Maids of Tucson today at (520)795-7977