Efficient House Cleaning Tips
1. Gather all your cleaning tools before you start
Whether it’s a caddy or bucket, having everything you need to clean in one portable place makes it much easier to get the job done. You won’t waste time looking for tools while you clean, and don’t have to worry about gathering them before your next go around.
2. Clear the clutter
Before you even start cleaning, go room to room and pick up the clutter. As you pick up each item decide whether you need it or not.
3. Focus on your bathrooms
Spray cleaner the sinks then onto tubs and toilets. Clean the toilets last. Getting some tools like our star buys from OXO will help you with the elbow grease needed to leave your bathrooms sparkling.
4. Sweep, then mop
Sweep the kitchen and bathroom floors. Start mopping from the farthest corner of the room and move backwards towards the doorway (that is, don’t mop yourself into a corner). Rinse the mop every time you complete a 4-by-4-foot area.
5. Keep moving when you hoover
Don’t worry about getting every nook and cranny when you vacuum. Just keep moving through the house, running the vacuum in every carpeted room in one pass through.
6. Don’t forget to routinely wash your cleaning tools
An often overlooked part of cleaning the house is maintaining your cleaning tools. Using a dirty mop or a vacuum with a full bag is much less effective, and you’ll end up spending more time trying to clean.
Our star products…
Addis Spray mop
When only a quick clean will do, the Addis spray mop is all you need. No need for a separate mop pail & wringer, the mop comes complete with a refillable bottle so the mop is always ready to use.* The mops come complete with a removable and machine washable fleece head.
OXO Stainless Steel Squeegee
Flexible blade pulls water smoothly, even on rippled surfaces
The Stainless Steel Squeegee wipes off tiled surfaces, mirrors, shower doors and windows. The Squeegee has a flexible blade that can be used on rippled surfaces, while the soft handle nestles in the palm of your hand without slipping. The suction cup conveniently stores the Squeegee on the wall.
OXO Wiper Blade Squeegee
Durable silicone blade keeps glass streak-free
Inspired by windshield wipers, the precision-edge blade flexes as you wipe, for a smooth, low-friction swipe every time. The rotating hook allows you to store the Wiper Blade Squeegee on showerheads, caddies, towel bars and more. Soft, comfortable handle is non-slip, even when wet.
OXO Grout Brush
Gets into tight spaces to make grime disappear
Our Grout Brush features narrow rows of sturdy bristles to clear dirt and buildup from tile grout, around bath fixtures, behind faucets and in sliding shower door tracks. The handle has a soft, comfortable, non-slip grip to cushion hand while scrubbing.
OXO Compost Bin
Securely stores scraps, transfers them easily to composter
Our countertop-friendly Compost Bin was designed with the home cook in mind. The flip-up lid can be opened and closed with one hand. Smooth interior walls prevent food and liquids from building up and make cleanup simple. The sturdy handle makes it easy to carry the filled Bin outside.