Learning to Clean Like The Pro's

A few years ago, I realized that I didn't really know how to keep my house clean. There were always dishes sitting in the sink, and I couldn't keep up with laundry if my life depended on it. However, a friend of mine suggested working with a professional maid, and so I took her advice. As she worked, I watched her methods, and I learned a lot. This blog is dedicated to my cleaning studies. Here, you will find information on how to clean your house more effectively, so that you can stop wasting time on certain jobs. My plan is that this website could help you to live better than ever. Thanks for reading!

Three Tips For Keeping The House Clean


If you're like most people, it's likely you'll need to do a lot of house cleaning, even if you do have a cleaning service come in from time to time to help out. There are a few things you can do to make it easier to keep the house clean without having to devote large chunks of time to it on any given day.

Make It Routine

If you incorporate daily cleaning tasks into your routine, they're more likely to get done. It takes a little while for something to become a habit, but it's worth the effort. Perhaps when you get up, you can make the beds, pick up any laundry on the floor, empty the dishwasher, wipe down the counters and sinks and throw in a load of laundry and then pick up any odds and ends in each room and put them away, then do a quick sweep of the floor, put a load of dishes in the dishwasher and wipe down the kitchen counters and sinks each evening before bed. These are the bare minimum of cleaning tasks that should get done on a daily basis.

Set Up a Cleaning Schedule

This could be as simple as setting aside one hour each day to clean whatever needs cleaning the most. A slightly more methodical system could be to work on a more thorough cleaning of a set room each day of the week, but there are also a lot of examples of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly tasks posted online that can be modified to suit your household. These cleaning schedules help you get organized and tell you just what to do depending on the day of the week to have the house relatively clean on any given day.

Divide and Conquer

Don't try to do all the cleaning yourself. Assign age-appropriate chores to your children. While not every parent realizes it, even young children can do a number of simple tasks to help out. For example, a two-year-old can put away her own toys and help dust, a four-year-old can empty the trash and unload at least the non-breakable items from the dishwasher and a six-year-old can sweep floors and sort laundry. By the time kids are ten years old, they can handle the dishes and the laundry and even clean the bathroom and the kitchen on their own once you teach them how. While children may not do a perfect job, teaching them to do chores will save time in the long run. It will also make them more likely to be successful in life, according to a Wall Street Journal article, which notes that only about 28 percent of adults give their children chores.

For professional help with cleaning, contact a service like A-1 Maid Service Inc.


24 September 2015