How to make cleaning easier
Who doesn't love a spotless house? Whether you're expecting guests and need to give your house a quick tidy or it's your annual massive spring clean, these expert tips for how to make cleaning easier will help you get your home sparkling in no time.
Few things can feel more stressful than an untidy home, but unfortunately annoying tasks like de-scaling the shower or washing your windows often fall to the bottom of the priority list. Enter these quick and easy cleaning tips from our Homes Editor, Alison Davidson. With just a little help, you'll find that you can get those stubborn jobs done in half the time!
If you're tackling your entire home, the trick for how to make cleaning easier is to get organised and start at the top of the house and work down. As you finish each room, shut the door to keep the dust out. Clean downstairs in the same way, ending with the hallway. By working methodically, you'll know the whole house is clean. You can tackle each room individually like a pro by first standing at the door to see what needs doing - whether dusting, mopping or vacuuming, the rules are left to right, top to bottom and back to front. This is how chambermaids were taught to clean at The Savoy.
As for those smaller (and let's be honest, more annoying tasks...), just click through to find 30 simple tips and tricks to get your house into tiptop shape. We've even got some genius solutions to your niggling household problems using everyday items that you already have in the cupboard!
First task? How to stop steamy mirrors. 'I rub a dry bar of soap over the surface of my bathroom windows then rub with a clean cloth and it keeps the fog away', Alison says.
Alternatively to prevent mirrors from steaming up, put a small amount of washing-up liquid on a dry cloth and rub it thoroughly into the surface of the mirror. Problem solved!
Click through for moregreat tips for how to make cleaning easier, including how to remove pet hair in a flash, iron your clothes in half the time and tricks to keep your silver sparkling...
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