|24 October 2013|
Are you Well Equipped for your House Clean?
Domestic cleaning really can feel like a massive pain, but when you actually think about the processes involved, they are never actually that hard. Sure, getting the limescale off of the taps is difficult, but that only because we leave it to fester for so long that it builds up into an impenetrable mess. Vacuuming is easy, just pushing something around a room, as is dusting, which is essentially wiping down surfaces. The real issue is that it takes time, and this time seems to come more from the lack of efficiency in the day to day domestic cleaning methods that people use. In this article you will find a few things to think about when you approach the cleaning of your house, as there are many ways in which a boring process can be made a lot easier, which means that it is less of a pain, and can be done a lot faster and more regularly. If you can get the ease and regularity with which you clean up, then you will find that the cleaning becomes quicker and easier every time, so there is no fear of the clean anymore, because you have worked it in to your time table and had everything sorted as you go through the week; meaning that you have all weekend to do exactly what you want.
First off, think about the equipment you use. Is your hoover suited to your home for instance? Do you find that you have to carry it up stairs, or get it in to smaller and harder to reach corners? if your vacuum cleaner is big and heavy, then this will make the job of hoovering your house twice as difficult. Lifting it up stairs, and recoiling the cables and the like will make for an experience that is a lot more difficult than the actual process of vacuuming itself. You will no doubt find that everything is easier with a cordless, lightweight machine, that gets everything done faster.
When it comes to the common household, there will often be a lot of plastic cleaning equipment under the sink or in the cupboard. This stuff tends to break a lot more regularly than is really economical, but people often soldier on with using it, trying to make it all work to avoid buying a new one. Why not invest in a more solidly build bit of equipment? Whether it is a broom, mop, dustpan or brush, there are options that will be a lot better if they are made in harder wearing materials. Wood and metal items will last you a lot longer, and will usually carry on doing the job effectively for longer than a plastic item would. This also means less wastage, and less production of plastics, which is better for the environment.
How often do you throw out your cloths and sponges? This is one of the most economically difficult parts of the clean, in that these materials get clogged up with the dirt and grease that comes from cleaning, and will no doubt leave you with a fair amount of wasted purchases. If you can make cloths and rags form old clothes that you would otherwise have thrown out, you can wash and reuse them, meaning that you will never have to buy disposable ones again! Cloth made from cotton is a lot more durable, and will be a great answer to paper towels and J-cloths which are pretty expensive and wasteful.