The average American parent spends almost a full day cleaning and doing housework each month (23 hours and 36 minutes). This breaks down to almost 6 hours per week, which can have a real effect on a person’s quality of life. In fact, 69% of people say the time spent cleaning means they miss out on quality time with their family.

In response to a recent survey, Americans say that the home cleaning tasks that take up the most time are sweeping and dusting, cleaning the bathroom, and doing the laundry. The good news is that cleaning your house needn’t take hours and hours to do. In fact, in this blog post, your expert team at Detail Cleaning Services will highlight how to clean your house in 2 hours.

Our step-by-step guide will break down the cleaning process for you, allowing you to tackle the task of cleaning your house in a structured way that is not only quick but also effective. Let’s get started with these fast cleaning tips.

Strip the Bedsheets (5 Minutes)

The first thing to do when you are speed-cleaning your house is to strip sheets on every bed and put the dirty sheets into the washing machine. It’s easy to have the washing machine going while you are doing the rest of the cleaning.

Remember to follow temperature instructions on your sheets and avoid overloading your washing machine as it will prevent effective cleaning (your washing machine should not be more than three-quarters full).

Clear the Mess (5 Minutes)

While your bed sheets are washing, take a basket (a laundry basket will do great) and go through your house, grabbing anything that doesn’t belong in each room.

For example, if you find a bunch of children’s toys in the kitchen, put them into the laundry bag. When you pass by your child’s room later, drop off the toys where they belong. This should only take 5 minutes to do; don’t spend time organizing everything right now. 

Focus on the Kitchen (15 Minutes)

Kitchens are like the beating heart of our houses. They are where we prepare food, eat, socialize, and more. With the high amount of traffic that passes through the kitchen throughout the day, it’s a good idea to spend some time cleaning up. We recommend 15 minutes if you are setting aside a total of 2 hours.

Some tasks to complete here include:

  • Hand wash pots and pans
  • Load the dishwasher with dirty dishes
  • Put away any clean dishes
  • Wipe sink and countertops

While most Americans have a dishwasher, it is also one of the least-utilized home appliances. When you are looking to reduce the time you spend cleaning, a dishwasher will be your best friend.

Vacuum and Mop the Floors (20 Minutes)

You should aim to spend about 10 minutes on both vacuuming and mopping the floors in your house. Vacuuming carpet, hardwood, linoleum, and tile floors will help to remove dirt, crumbs, and dust bunnies.

Mopping will also help to sanitize your floors, reduce allergies, and ensure that your floors are looking their best.

Wipe Down the Bathrooms (10 Minutes)

Grab an all-purpose spray and start wiping down the bathrooms. This should include the countertops, bathtub/shower, mirrors, and faucets. Next, scrub the toilets and the floor surrounding them.

Other quick steps you can take in the bathroom include adding a fresh hand towel and ensuring that both the hand soap is refilled and the toilet paper is stocked.

Start a Second Washing Load (5 Minutes)

By now, your bed sheets should be washed. Switch them to the dryer. Then, gather up dirty laundry and start a load of clothes (also put a load of dirty towels to one side, ready for a later wash).

Organize the Mess (15 Minutes)

Remember your laundry bag of items that you found around the house? Now it’s time to put these items away where they belong. Rather than just making another pile of items somewhere, spend some time actually putting them in their correct place.

Focus on Wood Surfaces (15 Minutes)

For the next 15 minutes, grab some wood dusting spray and take a walk through your house, dusting all of the wood surfaces. We all know how easily wood attracts dust and can affect both our health and the aesthetics of a house.

Focus on Window Surfaces (15 Minutes)

Next, grab some window cleaning spray and take another quick walk around your home, this time focusing on all glass surfaces. There is no need to be super picky as this is a speed clean rather than a deep, intense cleaning.

Remove the Sheets (10 Minutes)

We’re almost there! For the next step, grab the sheets from the dryer and start a load of towels in the washing machine. Spend some time making the beds with the clean sheets.

Put Your Feet Up! (5 Minutes)

All that’s left to do now is make yourself a cup of coffee and put your feet up. You can sit back and enjoy your freshly cleaned house!

How to Clean Your House in Just 2 Hours

Cleaning a house can sometimes feel like a huge job that doesn’t have any end. However, if you plan well and create smaller tasks, they will be easier to complete. The above “how to clean your house in 2 hours” tips will help you perform a quick house cleaning that is both effective and easy.

The absolute easiest way to clean your house is to partner with Detail Cleaning Services in Houston and surrounding communities. Simply contact our team today for an instant online quote and discover the benefits of partnering with a professional and experienced cleaning company.