3 Commercial Cleaning Secrets You Can Use at Home
Cleaning your home can be time-consuming and boring, but follow these three simple commercial cleaning tips and make the job a whole lot easier...
Set up a System & Supplies
One of the reasons commercial cleaners can do their work so quickly is because they set up a routine for the work and do this in the same order each time they clean eg: clear out bins, wipe desks, clean kitchen, clean bathroom & vacuum. They work out the most efficient order to do things in and stick to it.
In addition to this their supplies are always readily available, in the same place and well stocked. A commercial cleaner's kit will probably have fewer items than you would have at home - a mild detergent for most surfaces, a stronger detergent for dirtier areas such as showers and glass cleaner for spot cleaning of mirrors and windows. Add 5-10 face-cloth sized cloths (old towels cut up are great) and a spare toothbrush for tricky corners and you've probably got most of what you will usually need.
Create your own well stocked 'cleaning kit' and work out a 'routine' for the order of your cleaning and you'll probably find you can get those cleaning chores done in half the time.
Here's a little commercial cleaning secret - when you need to do a full clean of your windows, the best cleaner doesn't come in a bottle.
The real secret to sparkling windows is warm water, a small scrubbing-brush (such as a nail brush), a window squeegee and a little bit of good old-fashioned elbow grease.
Lay a cloth at the base of the window to catch any excess moisture. Now dip the nail brush in the warm water, shake off excess water then gently scrub the window in a circular motion, making sure you get into those corners and edges. Now simply use the window squeegee and squeegee off the water in long strokes, either across or down the window, drying the squeegee blade after each stroke.
Sparkling windows for a fraction of cost of those expensive cleaners!
Streaks & Smears on Bench Tops and Other Hard Surfaces
If you are cleaning a non-porous surface, such as a bench top, remember that whatever you use on it will need to be buffed off thoroughly or you will end up with smears.
Take two cloths and spray a mild detergent on to your first cloth. Use this to wipe the bench top/surface then as soon as you have finished cleaning with the first cloth, take a second dry cloth and wipe the surface dry.
This will remove the residue and ensure you get that sparkling, streak free surface.
Use these commercial cleaning tips next time you do your own cleaning and get that professional clean every time!