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How to Clean Your House in 2 Hours

A Simple Guide on How to Clean Your House in 2 Hours or Under!

Are you looking for tips on how to clean your house in 2 hours or less? I feel you because I have been there uncountable times. My house is dirty and untidy, but I’m so busy or overwhelmed. So, I start thinking of how to clean my house fast without spending the whole day. You can see, I really get it!

A woman thinking about how to clean her house fast

Sometimes life is a little bit too busy to spend an entire weekend deep cleaning your house. Yes, life does happen.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t do a full house clean with little time, in fact, I’m going to show you how to clean your house in under 2 hours.

So read on to find out how I do it.

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I start with the kitchen because it takes the longest to clean simply because there are so many things in there to take care of.

Microwave a lemon and let it sit for 5 minutes. For more info on that see this article about cleaning with lemons.

Put all the dirty dishes in the dishwasher.

If your stove has them remove the grates and knobs to soak in a sink full of water.

Clear the counters and wipe them down with a wet rag or sponge.

Use the same rag or sponge to wipe down appliances, including the inside of the microwave.

Put the lemon down the garbage disposal. Add a dash of vinegar to help the lemon’s cleaning power.

Wipe off the stove then clean the grates and knobs and replace them.

Do not sweep or mop the floor yet. I like doing all the vacuuming and mopping at once, instead of room by room.

Living Room

Clear out anything that doesn’t belong in the living room including toys. Grab a basket and throw all the out of place stuff in.

Dust and remove cobwebs

Wipe down electronics including the tv, gaming devices, and anything else related


Remove the Bedding to be washed and make the bed with clean bedding

Put all the dirty laundry in a laundry basket

Put away anything that is out

Dust and remove cobwebs


Spray counters, tubs, and showers with a cleaner and let sit

Wipe down the inside of the toilet

Wipe down the mirror right in front of the sink as high as the tallest member of your house is tall

Vacuum and Mop

Vacuum every room. I like this vacuum because it vacuums different types of floors – carpet, barefloors, sealed hard floors, stairs, upholstery and low pile carpet.wood and concrete.

While you’re in each room a wet rag or towel with a disinfectant sprayed on it to wipe the door handles and light switches.

Vacuum all upholstered furniture in the house as well as pillows.

Mop all the floors that need to be mopped. I find this mop to be a great time saver because you don’t need to cary a bucket of water along. It is also ideal for hardwood, tile or bare floors and the cotton microfiber mop can pick up dust, dirt, debris and hair.

While you’re in those rooms wipe the door handles and light switches.

Spray each room with a gentle, natural air freshener or essential oil room spray. I prefer essential oils because of their therapeutic propertites.

Pour some water into a fine mist spray bottle and add a few drops of lemon essential oil. Shake well to disperse the oil and spray. Not only does it help to make your home smell clean and fresh, but the aroma is also energizing and uplifting.

If you have a little bit of extra time left over you can consider other tasks.

Here are just a few ideas:

Wash the inside and outside of all the windows

If you have kids go through the house and wipe down all the walls at the height of little fingers and lower.

Clean all of the pet areas inside and outside.

Walk around outside and clean up any trash or things that are out of place.

Tidy the cords for electronics around the house. Especially around the TV and any PCs.

And finally, if after all of that you STILL have time to spare consider ideas from one of these other cleaning articles below.

I hope you found the step-by-step guide on how to clean your house in 2 hours or less helpful. Leave your comment below.


How to clean your house in 2 hours


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