Effortless House Cleaning: Smart Tools and Techniques for 2024

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Hello and welcome back to Dallas Maids! Let’s start the year off with smart tools and techniques for house cleaning in 2024.

We’re right in the middle of January! We hope you got to spend the past weeks enjoying the new year and by now, we’re all back to work.

We thought it was a good idea to start the year off with house cleaning tools and techniques to help you improve your cleaning skills!

As always, we invite you to check our cleaning service in Dallas. We have many different options to fit your cleaning needs. We can’t wait to help our customers this year!

But if you want to learn some house cleaning tricks in the meantime, say no more! Read Dallas Maids’ tools and techniques for 2024.

Simplify Your House Cleaning Process

Look for strategies that simplify your house cleaning process. Writing down and planning out what you need to clean is a good example.

Many people choose Sundays to figure out what they need to do during the week and write everything down in their planner.

If you want to be more organized, keep a list with 2 – 3 cleaning tasks that you need to accomplish each week, and then 3 more tasks that you need to complete once a month.

We have many different cleaning checklists to help you sort out some of these tasks.

Check our January Checklist from last year, or our extensive Spring Cleaning Checklist if you need a deeper, more extensive cleaning routine.

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Get a Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

One of the tools you can incorporate into your cleaning caddy is a handheld vacuum cleaner. They are going to help you work on areas where a regular vacuum cleaner wouldn’t be ideal, such as:

a) Hard-to-reach areas such as cupboards and light fixtures;

b) Nooks and crannies inside your couch and armchairs;

c) Your car and your workspace, either at home or at your office!

A handheld vacuum cleaner has a small dirt container. The cheaper alternatives are simple, cordless vacuums. The more premium options are full-sized vacuum cleaners with floor heads that you can turn into a handheld vacuum.

Related: What Is The Best Way To Vacuum Your House?

Clean from Top to Bottom

This is a basic tip but most cleaning rookies don’t know this. Always clean from top to bottom!

When it’s time for some house cleaning, you don’t know where to start sometimes. This is a great rule of thumb.

By cleaning from top to bottom, all the dirt and crumbs will fall naturally to the next surface, and the next one until they reach the floor.

This means leaving your floors for last, of course.

Related: How to Clean a Home: Two Dallas Maids Pros Share Their Method

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Use Steam for House Cleaning

You have two options here: a steam cleaner or a steam mop. A steam cleaner comes with different attachments and nozzles to help you clean your kitchen splashback and faucets, and your upholstery.

Steam mops, on the other hand, are perfect to clean and sanitize hard floors without needing chemicals. If you have hardwood floors, this might be a fantastic tool.

You avoid using strong chemicals, you lift dirt and you kill bacteria, all using only water!

Related: 5 Tips to Make Tiles and Grout Look Brand New

Pre-treat Areas With Water and Soap

Pre-treating areas is less common than you think! Many people apply their cleaning agents and just jump right into scrubbing and wiping.

However, most areas and items can be pre-treated with soapy water (or similar cleaning products) for 15 – 30 minutes. This goes from bathroom fixtures to pots and pans in your kitchen.

How can you speed up your cleaning process? Pre-treat the most challenging areas, and work on other areas while you wait.

You can pre-treat your toilet and your shower and in the meantime, scrub and wipe your sink and your mirror, for example.

Related: How to Make Your Own Dish Soap: 2 Easy DIY Recipes

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That’s it! 5 quick and smart tools and techniques that you can try in your routine this year. January is the perfect year to set up goals and learn how to improve some challenging areas in your life.

With cleaning, using the right tools and cleaning products is key. Keep consistency and you won’t need more than 1 hour a week to keep your home clean and tidy!

Again, remember to check Dallas Maids, our house cleaning service in Dallas, Frisco, Irving, Plano, and more cities accross DFW.

Nowadays, we try more and more to be involved with our families and dedicate our time to doing what we love. With less time for cleaning, we want you to leave your home in the hands of professionals.

We will be back soon with more cleaning articles in our blog. Don’t forget to visit our Instagram and Facebook for more cleaning tips!