Living Room:  Living room by Interior Five

8 useful tips to get your home cleaned in an hour


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So finally the D-day arrives and the special guest will be home soon. You see around and find the house in a mess, may be because you didn’t have time or you must just be delaying the chores which cannot be delayed further. Now the jittery tension creeps in and a tough decision to make: to clean the house or get the dinner ready. Well… you don’t have to be tense anymore. Today we have come with us some amazing ideas to get the entire home sparkling clean in an hour that too in a systematic manner. Have a look and wipe all the tension along with the floor and get ready to welcome the guests.

1. Take it from the top

Living Room:  Living room by Interior Five
Interior Five

Living Room

Interior Five

Following the Law of Gravity, every bit of dirt and dust will fall down. So it is advisable to start the cleaning from top. Clean the ceiling, fans, chandelier, lights, walls, furniture and then come to the floor when all the dirt and dust have settled down well. Now vacuum the wooden floor and carpets and sweep and wipe the tiled and marble floors to make it sparkling clean.

​2. Living room- welcoming the guest (5 minutes)

Clear all the clutter. Remove the old newspaper, magazine, laptop, remote control, toys… strewn all over the place, a reminiscence of fun-filled evening spent with family. Pick up an empty basket and begin from a corner. Do the dustings, clean the fans and blinds first, and then vacuum the furniture and curtains. Air the cushions and put it properly. Fill the vase with fresh flowers. Floor to be cleaned with the rest of the home… living room done.

3. ​Dining room-setting the table (5 minutes)

Independent Villa - Pune:  Dining room by DECOR DREAMS

Independent Villa—Pune


Like any other room, begin from top and then wipe the dining table, clean the chairs, dust the dining room furniture and set the table. Leave the floor to be cleaned when cleaning the rest of the house.

​4. Bedrooms- the private space (5 minutes)




Clean the fan and ceiling, change the linen, dress up the bed, through the dirty clothes and linen in the washing machine, pick up the clutter, do the dusting, vacuum the carpet, open the curtain to let in the fresh energy and voila the room is ready. Now you just have to clean the floor.

Follow this smart trick while making the bed- instead of bending to tuck the linen, pull up the mattress from the corner with one hand and tuck the linen with the other. So no more bending your back!

5. Children’s bedroom- tough challenge(5 minutes)

Residence at Rohini, New Delhi:  Nursery/kid’s room by Design Essentials
Design Essentials

Residence at Rohini, New Delhi

Design Essentials

You will have to move very fast here and if kids are at home, ask for help. Start from top and leave the floor for latter. Main clutter here will be books, stationery, toys and clothes. But since it is usually small in comparison to the master bedroom, it can be done fast.

​6. Bathrooms- sparkling fresh( 7 minutes each)

It’s better to clean all the bathrooms in one go. Make a quick trip around all the bathrooms of the house, pour the cleaning solution on the toilet seats, wash basin, bathtub (if you have one) and floor, give it a quick scrub, rinse, wash it with water and wipe it clean.  After you have finished cleaning it, move to the mirrors and shower doors of the bathrooms. Neatly place the fresh towels; work done.

​7. Kitchen-show your efficiency ( 11 minutes)

The House of Arches:  Kitchen by S Squared Architects Pvt Ltd.

You really have to show your skills of good house-keeper while cleaning the kitchen. Begin with loading the dishwasher. Now fill the sink with hot soapy water. If your gas-stove has removable burner pieces, remove them and dip in the soapy solution. Wet the mop in this soapy solution and wipe clean the counter, cabinets, tiled walls, kitchen appliances, etc. Once you have wiped the kitchen clean, pick up the burner pieces, rinse and wipe it and place it back. Top finished now it’s time to clean the floor along with the rest of the house.

​8. The final lap- shining the floor ( 15 minutes)

Vacuum the carpeted room or room with wooden floor quickly without overlapping to save on the time. It will be more convenient if you move backwards while using the vacuum. We recommend you to get a good vacuum cleaner to increase the efficiency.

Use the different attachment to clear the corner. If you have pet at home, vacuum it properly to remove any remaining pet hairs hidden in the corners or floor.

Steam mops, hardwood floor cleaners or super mops also make the cleaning of floor easy and convenient than the traditional mops. Invest in it to enjoy a pain-free back and hassle-free cleaning.

Keeping the house clean is also challenging. Follow these tips to keep it clean: 10 easy tips to follow to keep your house clean

What other house cleaning tips would you like to know from us? Do let us know in the comments.
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