Speed Cleaning Tips

It's time for Spring Cleaning! Finding the time to clean your house can be difficult at times, but it must be done. Here are a few tips on how to clean your house quickly and efficiently.

Let's start with the bedroom:

  • Make sure you always make up the bed. The room will look much cleaner.

  • Pick up all clothes, toys or dishes that may be lying around.

  • Get the dust up by using a duster or a dry rag. Don't forget to dust the headboard and foot board of the bed.


  • Spray toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet and on the rim and let it sit.

  • Use disinfectant wipes or a warm wet rag and spray disinfectant to quickly wipe down the sinks, tub and shower.

  • Use the toilet bowl brush to scrub the toilet and the rim.

  • Wipe down the toilet seat and surrounding floor with a wet rag and disinfectant spray or disinfectant wipes.

Living Room/Dining Room:

  • Pick up any shoes, dishes, toys or other items laying around.

  • Dust all surfaces with a duster.

  • Use a damp cloth to wipe down furniture, table and dining chairs.

  • If there is a desk or table, make sure all paperwork and mail is filed and sorted.


  • Pick up items that don't belong in the kitchen and place them in baskets.

  • Place any dirty dishes in the sink.

  • Unload the dishwasher if necessary.

  • Hand wash dishes, pots and pans.

  • Spray counters with disinfectant spray and use soapy water and a wet sponge to wipe them down.

  • Wipe down stove top.

  • Dry and put away any hand-washed dishes, then drain and rinse the sink. This keeps the counters clutter-free.

Finishing Up:

  • Use a dry mop to clean hard floors. Spot clean with a sponge if necessary.

  • Vacuum rugs/carpet.

  • Clean glass surfaces & mirrors as needed with glass cleaner and a lint-free rag.

  • Put away the items placed in baskets while cleaning.

This quick cleaning routine will become a habit as soon as you know it! Just remember a clean home is a happy home.

*tips taken from livingwellspendingless.com