Cleaning a house a house can be an arduous task and one that can be difficult to master for a new cleaner. Sure most can eventually get the job sorted, but is it good enough and how long has it taken. That is the question. No-one wants to spend extra hours cleaning a house because they did not know where to start or how to start properly.

Obviously the larger the house the longer it takes so by knowing how to clean quickly and efficiently is most definitely a bonus for a house cleaner, whether it is their own house or someone else's.

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Cleaning a house means that there needs to be some organization to the job otherwise a lot of time is wasted running backwards and forwards between jobs and between rooms.

The First Step before starting

The first step in cleaning a house is to be prepared and to have the right tools and products for the job. It is amazing just how much longer it can take when the incorrect tools are being used to complete a task. Using the wrong lotions and potions for example, may not do the job at hand and also by using the wrong product on the wrong surfaces could bring about disaster. Can you imagine using a strong floor cleanser on a fine wooden cabinet? Ouch, no that would not be good at all!

The Second Step to getting under way.

Working in a clutter free house is a must.

Now that you are organized with your tools and cleansers, the second job to organize is a tidy house without any clutter. If this job is left to you, you may like to grab hold of a large strong bin liner and whisk through the house and throw everything into it. If you have teenagers you might like to even have a bag for each room and then they can sort it out later on.

Start the cleaning task.

With the house clutter free and the right equipment you are on your way to a better and quicker clean. I like to start with the bedrooms as these rooms are not usually so dirty and I once they are done I feel like I have achieved something for my effort. I then focus on the bathrooms. These rooms can be quite arduous to clean as they are often the dirtiest rooms in the house. After many years of experience I have learned to spray the showers with a cleanser even before I clean the bedrooms. This way the cleaner has had a chance to work on the dirt and soap scum.

From the bathrooms I move into the living areas and finally the kitchen.

The kitchen always needs a major effort because it is where food is prepared and at some time or other all members of the household come into this room and make a mess. Fortunately, some clean up after themselves but some do not. I like to clean through the microwave, the other kitchen appliances and then the stove. After all those jobs are completed I then clean the bench tops and cupboard doors, finishing up with cleaning the floor.

By using the system of completely cleaning one room at a time the benefit is that if you don't have enough time to complete the whole house in the one go you will know where to pick up next time. The best tip I can give someone who wants to learn how to clean a house quickly and efficiently is to be organized right at the very start. Even to the point of having a written check list.

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Kaye Dennan has employed cleaners in her businesses for over 25 years and has learnt what works and what does not. Many house cleaners now like to use environmentally friendly products to clean a house and this is so healthy for those living there. Find out how to clean quickly, efficiently and effectively with eco friendly products. Visit

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