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How to Clean Your House in 2 Hours

A Simple Guide on How to Clean Your House Fast (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!

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 will show you how to clean your house in under 2 hours in a bit.

So read on to find out how I do it.

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Kitchen (30 Minutes)

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. However, you can do whatever works for you.

You may also be interested in this comprehensive kitchen cleaning checklist printable.

Living Room (30 Minutes)

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

Bedrooms (15 Minutes)

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

Bathrooms (15 Minutes)

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 (30 Minutes)

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 carry 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 properties.

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.

Speed Cleaning Tips

Here are some general tips to help save time while cleaning.

#1. Use an All Purpose Cleaner to Clean Your Home

These cleaners can be used on most surfaces in your home, which saves you time from having to grab a different cleaner for different cleaning tasks.

#2. Store Cleaning Supplies Where You Need Them

Keep each bathroom stocked with its own supplies, and keep all purpose cleaners and cleaning tools on each level of your home.

#3. Keep Your Cleaning Supplies in a Small Caddy 

This keeps your cabinets organized, and you can quickly grab the caddy to move from room to room while you clean.

#4. Work from the Top to the Bottom

Work from the top to the bottom because dust and dirt will fall as you clean. Clean cobwebs first so you can vacuum dust from furniture and the floor.

#5. Get Rid of Clutter

The less clutter you have in your home, the less you’ll have to clean around. Getting rid of extra furniture and knick knacks will help make dusting and vacuuming go quicker.

#6. Use Donation Box

Place a donation box in your garage or somewhere convenient. Add items to it as you can and take the box to a donation center when it’s full.

#7. Use Your Time Wisely 

Give the bathroom a quick wipe down and scrub the toilets while the kids are in the bath. Do the dishes while you’re waiting on the oven to heat up or while dinner is cooking.

If you have items that need to soak, like really dirty dishes or even a spray cleaner on tough grime, let it soak while you move on to the next task. Then come back and clean. Some messes need a few minutes to soak so they are easier to wipe away.

Fold laundry or sort through paperwork while watching TV in the evenings.

#8. Keep Trash  Cans at Hand

Keep trash cans in the living areas in your home to reduce trash in your home. In addition to your kitchen and bathroom, consider keeping a small can in the bedrooms or in your living room. 

You can buy one with a lid so you and your guests aren’t looking at trash in the can.

#9. Limit Distractions While You Clean 

If you have young children, save a special toy or activity for when you’re cleaning so they will be engaged. Older children can help tidy while you clean. Turn off the TV and put your phone down so you don’t get distracted.

#10. You Don’t Have to Clean Every Surface Every Time You Clean

If you’re speed cleaning for company, then don’t worry about cleaning the higher shelves or vacuuming under your couch. Save that for when you have more time.

#11. Do What Works for You

Some people like to clean room by room. Others like to do all of their tasks at once. For example, they will declutter each room and dust, clean surfaces, and vacuum. Do what works best for you and your home.

#12. Use the Right Cleaning Tools for the Job

You don’t need to have a lot of supplies, but make sure you’re using quality tools. For example, using a small brush to clean your tub will take forever, so invest in a larger brush. Use the small brush for sinks and other smaller and hard to reach areas.

Final Thoughts on 2 Hours House Cleaning

Speed cleaning is great for those busy times or when you’re having company unexpectedly. To save time cleaning later, deep clean your home and then clean it once a week or once every other week. This helps to reduce dust and keep dirt at a minimum, so it’s easier to speed clean when you need to get your home clean fast.

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.

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