If you want to learn how to clean your house fast, this is going to be the most simplest and helpful guide you will find out there.
Not to say that my house is sparkling clean (because it’s not), but I at least get my house cleaned without stressing.
And yeah, my house actually looks like it was cleaned like a pro when I’m done.
Then again, I might just be a pro.
Just forget about stressing.
Forget about confusing yourself any more than you already are.
And let me show you some tips to help you accomplish your tasks.
Here is the sure-shot, no-BS way to clean your house fast, all while looking like a pro did it.
How to Clean Your House Fast
I have not timed it, but I can definitely clean my house faster than anyone I know.
I’m not talking about just the living room either, I’m talking about the entire house.
For this post, we will be focusing on the inside of the house, as the outside will require a lot more than just putting things away and dusting.
So, if you want to learn how to clean your house fast, these simple steps should do the trick.
1. Just do it
You can sit there all day and think about cleaning your house or you can dig right in.
Not trying to steal Nike’s slogan, but sometimes, we just need to do it.
Forget about thinking, get your lazy butt up, and get started.
There’s no need for a motivational trick to clean your house or a Youtube video.
Just get right on up and figure out where you’re going to start.
If you don’t, you’ll eventually get busy, and then, you “won’t have time.”
2. Get Rid of Distractions
Like I tell my wife, you can not fold clothes and keep up with the Kardashians.
It doesn’t work that way.
The same thing goes for cleaning your house and a bunch of other things in life.
If you want to clean your house fast, you must stay focused.
But, what are distractions?
Let’s start with that little thing called your phone, which most of us can’t seem to put down.
The TV doesn’t need to be on either, so go ahead and shut that off too.
Now, there are other hobbies or other nonsense you might be into, you can get those out of the way too.
I mention that, because I have my putter and a wedge, always ready to be picked up when I have nothing better to do.
3. Prepare Cleaning Materials
I know most will tell you to get all your cleaning supplies before you get started, but we’re going to assume you already have the basic cleaning materials.
- Gloves (preferably latex)
- Mop (if you have bare floors)
- Vacuum cleaner (if you have carpet)
- Clorox/Lysol wipes
- Glass cleaner
I literally thought of that in less than a minute, so don’t sue me if I forgot something.
These are the basics and you won’t be able to clean your house fast if you have to make a trip to get something.
4. Find Your Starting Point
If you’re wondering what room to clean first, I totally understand.
Getting started is the hardest part when trying to clean your house, let alone do it fast.
I recommend starting with the easiest tasks first, as they are the quickest and less stressful.
Take on the hardest task first, ie. cleaning the bathroom (tub/shower alone takes at least an hour) and you will never finish cleaning your house.
In my house, the living room is the best place to start.
It’s often the messiest, but it’s always just things laying around that need to be put away and requires little to no brainpower.
Knocking out the easiest tasks first also helps you feel like you’re getting somewhere.
This then builds momentum and digs up a nice burst of energy.
5. Tackle One Task at a Time
The biggest mistake MY KIDS make when cleaning is trying to do everything at once.
It doesn’t work.
If you’re going to start on the living room, remember that you still need to do one thing at a time.
Don’t try to grab the toys, all while trying to throw trash at the same time.
Get ALL the trash, get rid of them, and then move on to the toys.
Once that’s done, you can then move on to something else that also requires more attention.
6. Clean Everywhere, Not Just One Room
Most people will tell you to clean one room at a time, and that’s great if you’re not trying to clean your house fast.
Doing one room at a time is best if you’re looking to deep clean your house but not when you’re trying to do it fast.
Pick one task like picking up stuff, and do it throughout the house.
Then you can dust
That way you can clear your path to clean other things.
7. Don’t Move Fast
In the army, there’s a saying, “slow is smooth, and smooth is fast”.
That same line applies to almost everything you can think of.
Just because you’re moving fast does not mean you are going any faster.
If anything, it makes you slower.
If you want to clean your house fast, you need to get it together and go at a smooth pace, rather than fast and all over the place.
8. Don’t Rest if You Don’t Need to
Resting is a must, but there’s a time for it.
That time is usually when you’re tired.
When you’re all sweaty and even a little winded.
Only then, should you want to take a break.
If you take a break when you’re not tired, you will lose momentum, and then you will start to feel tired.
That will lead to a longer break and probably you putting off everything for another day.
9. Start From the Top
Sounds like we’re in a band, right?
Not this time, but you can use your broom as a mic if you’d like.
If you want to clean your house fast, you don’t want to have to go back to something you already did.
Don’t sweep and then dust, and don’t vacuum until you’re done cleaning.
Vacuum and mop last, as if you were putting polish on a car.
10. Get Everyone’s Help
If you have kids, you need to use them for what they’re able to do.
If they’re not any help, throw them in a room, and keep them busy.
For those that can help, put them to use and let them know about the other tips in this post.
Not only will you have more hands on deck, but you will also get them out of the way.
Conclusion – Clean Your House Fast
Cleaning your house is a must and no one else is going to do it.
You need to take initiative, regardless of who or what your role in the house is.
If you’re reading this post, then hey, man up and get the job done.
Don’t forget that regular maintenance of your home is a must or you’ll make things that much harder come next time to clean.
I hope these tips on how to clean your house fast have helped you in one way or another and good luck.
If you have any questions or you would like to share something that has helped you, feel free to share it in the comments section below.
Thanks for reading!