Cleaning Routines and Schedules
Get the house cleaning done properly and on time with a professional cleaning routine and schedule. Click To TweetHaving a cleaning routine or a cleaning schedule is essential to ensure you get all of your cleaning done on time, as well as making sure you don’t undo all of your hard work as you go. Cleaning your rooms in the correct order can ensure for a more productive cleaning routine.
So where should you start?
Firstly, it’s important to be motivated and in the right mindset before you start in order to clean a house like a professional. Whether you are a housekeeper and cleaning the household is part of your daily tasks, or you are just looking for tips on how to set your own cleaning routine or schedule – being motivated and in the right mindset can do wonders for your productivity.
Our tips to help with motivation are to put on your favourite music (use headphones if you are working in a large estate, hotel or private household), and then write down a quick schedule which you can follow and tick off as you go along. This will help to keep you upbeat and motivated and ensure you don’t miss anything as you go along. Ticking off tasks as you do them can give you a satisfying feeling of accomplishment.
Now you are motivated to clean, let’s talk about setting a cleaning schedule or a cleaning routine. Here is our guide on the order in which your routine should follow:
Strip and Wash Bedding
This is a great place to start. By putting all of your bedding in the laundry before you start your cleaning routine, it should be washed and dry by the time you have finished cleaning the house. You can then finish off your routine by making the beds.
Prepare the Bathrooms
Next, remove everything from your bathrooms and spray down the whole bathroom with your preferred cleaner. Put cleaner into the toilet bowls. Leave the bathroom to soak and let the cleaner do the work while you continue to the next step.
Dust and Wipe from Top to Bottom
Starting on the top floor (ignoring your bathrooms for now) take your duster and a damp cloth with you and start dusting rooms from top to bottom. Use your duster to remove cobwebs and then work your way downwards. Dusting or wiping down any surfaces as you go. And then down to the skirting which will also need a quick dust and a wipe too. Doing this from top to bottom ensures you don’t undo any of your hard work.
Finish the Bathrooms
Now that all of your other rooms are dust-free you can go back to the bathrooms. By now your cleaner should have had time to soak in and work its magic! Scrub and rinse the baths, showers, sinks and toilets. Ensure you have rinsed all the cleaner from the tiles. Dry all surfaces down with an old towel to avoid leaving water marks.
Sweep and Vacuum
For any areas where there may be large bits of dirt, such as around the door, you will want to sweep before vacuuming. Then, vacuum the whole house to remove all of the dust and dirt. Doing this last ensures that all of the dust (from dusting earlier on) has had a chance to settle on the floors, so you will be able to vacuum it all up efficiently.
Make the Beds
By now, you should have had time to launder your bedding. So you can put it back on your beds, or use a different set of bedding if needed. Making the beds in a clean and tidy room will make all the difference to the overall look of the room – the finishing touches are super important in housekeeping.
Mop the Floors
Now that you have finished the rest of the house, you can mop all the floors. Then, put your feet up with a cup of tea whilst you wait for the floors to dry! Or, if you aren’t cleaning your own home, maybe now is the best time to run those errands and stock up on cleaning supplies!.
How Can Polo & Tweed Help?
Here at Polo & Tweed we love cleaning routines and cleaning schedules, and teaching students how to clean a house like a professional – and we include it in our Housekeeper training course. If you would like to join one of our great up-coming courses get in touch here or give us a call on +44(0)203 858 0233.