A professional cleaning service can surface-clean a decluttered there-bedroom home in less than four house. You can too when you know what you are doing.
The most prudent step in cleaning is prevention, keeping dirt out in the first place. For example, since 40 pounds of dirt and dust are tracked into an average tree-bedroom home on shoes and clothes each year, it makes sense to catch that dirt before it gets in. Place rough textured vinyl-backed mats at every entrance of your home. Ideally each mat should be large enough to cover three to four steps. The nylon fiber in such mats creates a static charge that pulls dirt from shoes and clothes.
Other simple prevention methods. Eat in designated areas only. Confine crafts to a specific area. Wipe shower doors after each use. Children’s rooms can also be modified for easy maintenance. Some suggestions: a bed with a fitted bottom sheet and a quilt that serves both as a blanket and spread; a laundry basket in each bedroom; a waste basket in each room; clothes hung so children can reach them; drawers or stackable bins for folded clothing, toys, books, crayons, puzzles, etc. The children’s daily routine should include a five-minute pickup of their room before bedtime and should be repeated again before they leave for school in the morning.
Proper cleaning tools are also necessary. Note that the supermarket is not the place to shop for quality tools. Hardware and janitorial supply stores provide superior tools in most cases. Quality tools may be more expensive, but they are well-made, last a long time, and give better results.