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The Ultimate Guide to Home Cleaning in Toronto: 14 Tips and Tricks

The Ultimate Guide to Home Cleaning in Toronto: 14 Tips and Tricks
January 8, 2024

Keeping your home clean doesn’t have to be a pain! Our professional cleaning services in Toronto ensure your private sanctuary is squeaky clean, so that you can have peace of mind. 

The ultimate guide to home cleaning in Toronto: 14 tips and tricks

If you’re ready to turn over a new leaf this year and would like a neater and more organized space, you can use our 14 tips and tricks as your ultimate home cleaning guide.

1. Always work with a plan

Instead of running head-first into cleaning, tackling random jobs here and there, always work with a plan. Having a checklist of the work you want to tackle keeps you focused, so you get everything done. You’ll also feel a sense of accomplishment every time you check something off your list.

2. Keep on top of dusting

Dust is one of those things that can get the better of you if you allow it to keep building. We always recommend keeping a duster handy to tackle dust once a week. By using a good microstatic/fibre duster every week, you can keep dust under control and have a home that looks and feels much cleaner.

3. Target knick-knacks with a hair dryer

Knick-knacks are notorious dust collectors that can contribute to the dust in the air. A good trick is to give them a blast with your hair dryer on low every now and then to remove the dust. Let it settle for a few minutes, and then complete your weekly dusting to help keep your home dust-free.

4. Tackle pet hair weekly

You love your pet, but let’s face it, their fur can really be an issue. Tackling pet hair once a week helps manage it and keeps your home looking a lot cleaner. A dry mop works very well on pet hair to keep it under control on your floors.

For furniture, keep a lint roller or rubber glove nearby, and give surfaces a quick swipe when your pet wanders off. Not only will your home be cleaner, but your allergies will be more controlled, and your clothes will be more likely to stay pet hair-free!

5. Never panic-scrub spills

Whether you spill red wine on your favourite white chair or a cup of coffee across your pale blue area rug, avoid the temptation to panic-scrub the stain. This will push the dyes deeper into the fibres, making it impossible to remove.

Instead, follow the daubing method, gently blotting at the stain with a clean cloth and fabric-safe cleaner to remove as much of the liquid as possible. 

6. Never ignore a mess

It’s always tempting to ignore a mess and do something other than cleaning. However, the moment you spot or make a mess, you should clean it right away. The clean-as-you-go method is what separates tidy homes from messy ones.

By putting items away after you use them, tossing things in the garbage, doing the dishes, and wiping up counters, you’ll have a cleaner home that only requires a quick straightening, cleaning, and vacuuming once a week. It’s worth the effort and will actually result in more downtime in the end.

7. Embrace wipes

Wipes are a homeowner’s best friend. Keeping wipes on your kitchen and bathroom counters makes it easy to wipe up messes as they occur. As a result, your kitchen and bathroom will shine and also be germ-free.

As a bonus tip, keep a package of baby wipes in the house for a quick spot cleaner of soft furnishings. They are gentler and drier than your average house-cleaning wipe and will be safer for those occasional mistakes like chocolate smears or cheesie finger dust on your couch arms.

8. Rid your stainless steel of water stains

Both small and large stainless appliances are prone to water stains if you aren’t using the right cleaners. A pro tip is to use hand sanitizer to wipe stainless steel surfaces clean for a sparkling, streak-free finish.

9. Don’t rush deep cleaning

When cleaning kitchen counters and bathroom surfaces, you need a deep clean to remove and kill germs and bacteria. Instead of just wiping these surfaces, you should apply your germ-killing cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes to have time to work. You can then wipe the cleaner away for germ-free surfaces that are easier to clean, as the soaking time also helps loosen the grime.

If you don’t have time in your busy schedule for deep cleaning, we are just a call away. Choose our cleaning services in Toronto and our team of experts will clean your home from top to bottom, so that you can focus on your priorities. 

10. Work from the top down

A rookie mistake is cleaning in the wrong order. You should always start by dusting from the top down so that the dust falls downwards as you work. This way, by the time you get to the floors, all the loose dust has landed and can be swept or vacuumed.

11. Equip your home with the right tools

As professional cleaners, we know that having the right tools goes a long way in keeping homes clean. Creating a cleaning caddy provides a kit you can carry around as you work, keeping you organized and making quick work of each cleaning task. Some cleaning basics we recommend every household keeps on hand includes:

  • A good all-purpose cleaner 
  • Appropriate floor cleaner (such as wood cleaner for wood floors, tile cleaner for tile floors, etc.)
  • Disinfectant cleaner for bathrooms
  • All-purpose kitchen cleaner
  • Wet mop
  • Vacuum or broom
  • Duster
  • Microfibre cloths
  • Sponge
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Bucket
  • Paper towels

12. Keep things fresh with lemons

Lemons are a miracle cleaner that keeps your home smelling clean and fresh. Lemon juice can be used to clean a wide variety of cleaning woes including your toilet bowl, kitchen counter, and cutting board, as well as to remove odours from your kitchen drain. Combined with baking soda, lemons also make the perfect fresh abrasive cleanser.

13. Tackle grout with baking soda

Dirty tiles and grout on backsplashes and in the bathroom can be tackled with a natural cleaner made of baking soda and enough water to create a paste. Apply it to grout to scrub away the mess. If the stains are really stubborn, squirt vinegar or lemon juice on the paste to create a bubbling effect that will help remove the grime.

14. Don’t allow yourself to get overwhelmed

The important thing is to avoid feeling overwhelmed by cleaning. These tips will help you stay one step ahead of the mess, so your weekly cleaning day takes minutes instead of hours.

Maid4Condos: Professional Cleaning Services in Toronto

If all of these tips still seem like too much work, why not hire Maid4Condos’ cleaning services in Toronto to keep your home clean? Click here for a free quote. You can also call us at 647-822-0601 or contact us online.

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