Two-Word House Cleaning Methods
Cleaning a house can be thought of as a two-word system. The Two-Word system is one of a number of house cleaning methods that can help people to achieve a clean home easily and efficiently. The most important part of the system to remember are the two words: lighten up. House cleaning should not be considered a crushing obligation. Certainly cleaning a house is necessary for health and happiness, but it is not as vital as having enjoyable family time, nourishing food or interesting work. There are 6 action steps in the Two-Word system house cleaning method. Spending just 30 - 60 minutes using these actions will result in a clean home. Action #1: Pick Up The first action of this house cleaning method is to go around the home and pick up all the scattered items in the various rooms. It's very convenient to have a large bag, box or even a wheeled cart to collect all the items that belong in another room. Action #2: Put Away or Throw Away The next step is to put away all the various items. A necessary part of this house cleaning method is making sure that each room or family member has enough storage. Storage can be in closets, shelves, bins or chests. If there is room, it is very convenient to have different containers for different categories of laundry. This makes laundry time much easier. All the trash should be collected and thrown away. Carrying a large trash bag from room to room makes trash disposal much easier. Action #3: Make Up This action has nothing to do with lipstick or eye shadow. At this point the house cleaner has picked up and put away the clutter in the living, dining and family rooms. Now it's time to move into the bedrooms. After picking up and putting away the bedroom clutter, the next step is to make up the beds. Action #4: Wipe Up (or Down) The bathrooms are next on the schedule. Since the bathroom clutter of clothes, towels, shoes, and hair equipment has been picked up and put away, it's time to wipe down. One cleaning/disinfecting solution can be used to wipe down the counters, toilet and bath surfaces. The mirrors need to be wiped down with a glass cleaner. The wet cleaning cloths can also be used for a quick wiping of spills in the bedrooms. Each bathroom should have its own collection of cleaning supplies available. Action #5: Clear Away In the most challenging part of the house, the kitchen, the various jars, boxes and unused dishes should be picked up and put away. Then, the dirty dishes and pots and pans need to be cleared away from the stove and eating area. After everything is washed and put away, then the surfaces can be wiped up. The trash can then be collected and dumped outside. Action #6: Sweep Up Finally, the kitchen floor is swept up. The Two-Word house cleaning method offers a quick, efficient system that creates an organized way to clean a house without spending too much time, energy and worry.