10 spring-cleaning hacks that'll save you time

We have simple strategies that will see your home looking spick and span in no time!

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A clean and fresh-smelling home
is just what you need to help your mind relax after a long day in the office, but making sure your home is in squeaky clean when you’re short on time is challenging.

Whether Chinese New Year is just around the corner or it’s that time of the year to do your annual home spruce up, follow these cleaning hints to save precious time:

1. Reorganise before you start cleaning Start by clearing out any obvious clutter before you begin washing ― this way, you won’t end up just placing things in another spot or creating an even greater mess. Sort through your items and decide if something is you want to keep, donate or discard. If junior’s old enough to do this without supervision, you should put them in charge, especially if your packing their rooms.

2. Always clean in a top-down direction Knowing how to clean your room helps you avoid cleaning the same surface twice. Always begin by dusting items on the top-most shelf, then working your way down ― the floor should the last surface you clean.

 

Always begin by dusting items on the top-most shelf, then working your way down ― the floor should the last surface you clean.

 

3. Use the right cleaning tools We all know that cloths or sponges are indispensable parts of your cleaning arsenal but these aren’t suitable for cleaning small and tight areas. Use a toothbrush, instead. Similarly, if you’re trying to clean something that’s placed really high, don’t stand on tiptoe — grab a stepladder. It isn’t just tiring and inefficient to strain to reach these areas, you may hurt yourself.