When you think of cleaning the house you may probably shudder at the thought. The majority will not find cleaning the house an enjoyable task but will definitely find it has a rewardable outcome: a sparkly clean house!

If you are a novice in the house cleaning game, then you are probably unsure if you should mop, sweep or vacuum first. On the other hand, you may be wondering if you should start in the kitchen, head to the living room and finish up in the bedroom once the gutters are all cleaned up. Here are four tips you can follow before you get started on this daunting task:

1.      Do not Clean One Room at a Time

If you want to save up on your time, then do not think of cleaning and something you have to do one room at a time.  Look at the big picture, you have to clean your whole house. If you want to increase cleaning efficiency pick one task, such as mopping, sweeping or vacuuming and carry out the same task in each room, without limiting yourself in a particular space such as a bedroom, kitchen or bathroom area.

By carrying out your task in this way you are going to overcome the infinite cleaning cycle. Moreover, after you have gotten the inside of the house cleaned up, you have to make sure the gutters outside are equally cleaned out. Ensure you have the right tools for gutter cleaning such as a wet/dry vacuum and an extension ladder.

2.      Start with Dusting

Before you start on a round of vacuuming you have to get all that dust out. But before you get to the dusting part you have to switch off all your fans and close up those windy windows. Keep your focus on dusting the top of your furniture, underneath shelves, picture frames, TV screens, handrails and any other items that could be collecting dust in the long run.

In addition, change the sheets in your bedroom prior to vacuuming. For any areas that are difficult to reach such as upper shelves and the top of curtains, you could tie up a microfiber cloth at the end of a broom and clean it all up.

3.      Time to Disinfect

When you pass by any hard surfaces in your house, make sure you wipe it down properly. These hard surfaces could include: countertops, cabinets, appliances, light switches, remotes, phones and doorknobs. You have to disinfect all of these surfaces as germs tend to spread around, particularly surfaces which humans tend to touch most often.

Make sure the disinfection you own is not toxic by making your own concoction at home. Start by mixing up 1/4th to a 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water.

4.      Make it a Group Thing

To make a boring task fun all you have to do is add more people in the mix. You could make cleaning up your house a fun activity with the family by making a game out of it with a reward for the best cleaner at the end.

Not only will this allow you to clean up the house faster and make the cleaning process more effective and efficient, it will allow you to bond with your family members and keep some healthy competition alive.

Keep your home happy, health & fun by cleaning it up!