Are you expecting your date to stay over tonight? Are Mom and Dad planning to give a surprise visit? Your best buddies from work are coming to watch the premier league? Or, are you trying to drain the depression on the long winter vacation?
Here I come with a game plan and cheat codes!
Cleaning and organizing the house can be a kick-off and there is a cheat code of “30 minutes”. Yes, it exists. And I wish the characters of “The Clean House” theatre would know about this cheat code. They didn’t know it, but we have it! Let’s start it now.
Wait a second. Are you a die hard metal fan? Don’t forget to turn on the favorite play list. It’ll help you to keep moving with the cleaning stuffs.
Magic to Disappear (0-10 Minutes)
Spell the magic words to disappear everything which is not organized. Be cruel about throwing out the used stuffs or bottles or anything else. “You have to be cruel to be kind”.
At first, think about a hotel room.
Is there any extra sheet on the bed? Any pen or paper on the table? Left-over on the dining table? Newspaper or Magazine or remote-control on the floor? Wet towel or cloth in bathroom? Extra power cable of laptop or cell phone?
Answer: A BIG NO.
So, remove these things without thinking for a second. Keep the used cloths in the basket. You don’t have any basket? Okay, use your shower bucket for it. We’ll clean them later. Now, hide the stuffs inside the drawers. We’ll re-arrange them later too. Yes, there will be a next episode where we’ll discuss about the elaborate process of cleaning and organizing the house.
Let’s move on. Utilize your waste-bin. Throw away the left overs. I know, you planned to eat them on the coming weekend. well, you’ll never do it actually. I never did!
Throw away the plastic bottles, bear cans, used shampoo or deodorant bottles and old newspapers. Believe me; these will never be used to make any of those YouTube or Pinterest DIY stuffs.
Now run to your bedroom and make the bed as fast as possible. Tuck the ends of the bed-sheet under the end of the mattress and put the pillows on right places. Re-arrange the toiletries of the bathroom. Remember the spell – “No extra thing. Be cruel”. There should not be any extra things on the kitchen table. Its better to have a blank table rather than having a messy one.
Remove every extra thing from eye-sight – by throwing or by hiding. It’s a short-cut and just the starting. So, cheating is allowed. Our goal is to have a tidy house as fast as possible, not organized cabinets and drawers.
Mop and Drop (10 to 25 Minutes)
Having a clean floor is more than important to have a tidy house. It really matters a lot. Sand under the feet – this feeling is exhilarating on the sea beaches, not inside our house. If you have a tendency to walk bare foot like me, you’ll hate the dust on the floor too. And another thing is – extra water on the floor is also annoying and risky. So, let’s start with mopping the floors to clean the dust and remove the last water drop.
For now we’ll leave the thorough dusting of furniture and will concentrate on the mopping.
Ok, quiz time. Tell me the first point of mopping. Ummm, bringing the mop bucket? Right?
Noooo, wrong. At first, turn on the fan or open the windows for air circulation. It is really important to dry the floor as fast as possible after mopping. Now, use a water-dampened mop and start. You can add floor-cleaning material with fresh water for a good fragrance. Oh, do you know one thing? Mopping is a good kind of free-hand exercise. It burns calorie.
So, we are all set. Everything is ready. Go! Hit the floor!!
Let’s start the mopping from the back corner of the room. With long strokes, end the mopping to the doorway. Don’t forget about the bathroom. Don’t increase the chance of slipping on the bathroom. Mop it too.
Check the sinks and floor of your kitchen. They need to be dry too. Don’t hesitate to mop them quickly.
Bell the Smell (25 to 30 Minutes)
25 minutes are gone! And we are also done with the important parts and hard works. Its time to add some fancy things. Time to ring the bell of the good smell! Spreading the good smell to create a heaven on earth.
So, after mopping the floors and removing the extra things from eye-sight, pick the bottle of air freshener.
Shake and Spray!
For kitchen, you can use fragrant sticks too. But be alert about the fire alarms. Don’t you have anything from this list? Then don’t hesitate to use your body-spray. I do this time to time and it works. And it works really fast to remove the dump flavor of the house.
Recheck your shoes now. They should be inside the cupboard or at the corner of the entrance. Did you forget about the music? Change that playlist now. Some soothing music will work better with the fragrance.
Now, we are done! Clean yourself fast and change the cloth quickly. Yes, it was kinda work-out too. And don’t forget to click some photos of your house. You’ll definitely catch the difference.
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