Cleaning — How to Tackle this Effectively

Sometimes you face a cleaning job that is colossal and overwhelming. Everything is filthy, disorganised, or maybe you just don’t get along with your client. However, that shouldn’t stop you from doing your job effectively. This article will teach you how to organise yourself and get the cleaning job done in less time than you would expect.

No cleaning job is unapproachable if you start with the right mindset. You need to get it done and move onwards. No matter how big the area you need to clean this, let’s take this step-by-step and tackle the job effectively.

How to Approach Any Cleaning Job

1. Organise your tasks

A good idea is to make a checklist of all the tasks that you have to do. Try to divide bigger chores into smaller ones, to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Even if you end up with a list that looks like an essay, at least you know exactly what you need to do.

Take this checklist with you as you go through every room and cross-check every task that you finish as soon as it’s done. This will both help you stay organised, but you will also get a sense of accomplishment every time you finish a chore, no matter how small it is.

2. Choose your starting point

Never clean the rooms frantically and randomly. Start at one end of the house and make your way to the other. This way, it will be easier for you to track your progress. And you’ll never have to go backwards and lose more time by doing so.

This also applies to how you clean a room. Start from the top, with the ceiling, the walls, windows, and move your way to the floor. Be smart about the order in which you check off your tasks. For example, first use the vacuum and then dust. Dust by going down the room—this way, you won’t have to dust a place twice.

3. Equip yourself properly for cleaning

It’s essential to be mobile. Instead of going back and forth to the place where you keep your cleaning supplies, just take everything that you need with you. You will save a lot of time this way and, also, you will remember all your chores when you see some products that you haven’t used but should have.

4. Don’t forget about the smell

Most people connect a fresh smell with a sense of cleanliness. Therefore, you shouldn’t forget about how a room will smell after you finish with it. For this, you can leave baking soda overnight to absorb strong odours. Also, light scented candles around the room, or try to use products that leave off a nice, clean scent after being used.

There are a couple of suggestions you can give to your client after the cleaning job. This way he or she will know how to take care of the house better and you won’t be called in again for a massive cleaning job. Here are some tips you can give:

  • Clutter can be removed as it is created—no need to let it pile up.
  • A mat in front of the outside doors can reduce the amount of dirt and dust that comes into the house.
  • A hamper in every bathroom or bedroom can prevent piles of clothes from being a problem.
  • Placing baskets in places where clutter piles up—like the kitchen, can help you stay organised.

No matter how difficult the cleaning job you face might be, always try to keep a positive attitude. The sense of satisfaction you will feel when you check everything from your list is totally worth it. Also, imagine the before and after picture—that is your doing. That’s how you make a great impact on someone’s life.

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  • Write to us: Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
  • Give us a call: 0203 648 1343 or 07450 277 225
  • Or just email us at info@alvservices.co.uk

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