Weekend Cleaning Tips: Keep Your Home Tidy With These 5 Simple Tasks
A clean and tidy home is essential for a comfortable and healthy living environment. For people who work during the week, the weekend is the only time they can get the house in order. But cleaning the house all weekend can be annoying. We share some clever weekend cleaning tips that will save you time and effort.
Follow these tips if you want to clean your house properly and quickly. Doing these tasks every weekend will make it easier for you to keep your home organized. Make these tasks part of your routine and cleaning will be easier than ever. So, let’s get to work!
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First Get Rid of the Clutter
Even if you clean often, the mess will return after a short time, especially if you have children and pets. In order to clean quickly and effectively, first you need to get rid of the clutter. Put everything in its place before you start cleaning floors and surfaces. Or you can collect all the items in a laundry basket or on the bed and then clean the floors. Feel free to put things in their place at a later date.
Vacuum and Mop All Floors
Tidying and cleaning are essential for every home. And the most common and important household chores in every house are sweeping and mopping. These tasks are best done once a week to remove dust, crumbs, or pet hair from the floor. Doing this on the weekend will give you a clean start to the new week.
Vacuum all floors and all corners in your rooms where dust has accumulated. Vacuum all areas, including carpets, and then vacuum all bedrooms and bathrooms. This means you can quickly get dust-free surfaces. Then wipe the floors with a rag or mop with water and detergent. A homemade all-purpose cleaner can be a good choice for you. You’ll save time and space in your cleaning cupboard, and who wouldn’t want that?
Here is a good all-purpose cleaner that should take care of the dirt and grime.
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1/8 teaspoon dishwashing liquid (without bleach, oils, or moisturizers)
- (optional) 5-10 drops of essential oil or lemon juice
Sort Laundry and Arrange It in the Closet
Didn’t have time during the week to sort your laundry and put it in your closet? I never have time for that and I always sort my laundry on the weekend. This way you have all your clothes properly prepared for the new week. Organize your clothes into compartments in your closet so you can quickly and easily know what to find where.
Weekend Cleaning Tips: Get the Kitchen Clean and Tidy Quickly
If you didn’t have time to clean up your kitchen during the week and a pile of dirty dishes have accumulated, the weekend is the right time to put your kitchen in order. Load the dishwasher and arrange your dishes so you have easy access to clean dishes and cutlery for the new week.
When you clean up your kitchen, don’t forget to check the refrigerator too. Remove expired products and put in fresh products. Pick up leftover food from countertops and wipe down all countertops with a cloth and detergent.
Use home remedies to clean kitchen countertops. Mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid with warm water and wipe the countertop with a sponge or soft cloth. If the grease or oil is particularly stubborn, you can use a mixture of baking soda and water.
Clean and Disinfect the Bathrooms
You have to clean the bathroom once a week. This is essential because bacteria and dirt accumulate in the bathroom. Take care of the health of your loved ones and disinfect all surfaces in the bathroom. Clean the toilet as well. Here is a homemade bathroom cleaner.
You can whisk baking soda, Castile soap and water together to create a simple, effective and versatile DIY cleaning spray that you can use on the vanity, faucets, tubs, sinks, tiles and around the toilet. You can use this simple homemade cleaning product for the toilet:
Mix equal parts of white vinegar and baking soda in a container. Once the mixture is ready, pour it into the toilet bowl and wait until it hisses. When the bubbling subsides, take a brush and use it to scrub away any stains. Hopefully these weekend cleaning tips will be helpful to you.
Also read: What to Do About Too Much Dust in Your Home?