So you’ve been trying to clean house, or just some parts of the house while trying to decide when would you outsource the tougher parts of cleaning house to the professionals. You have seen others do it for the sake of saving money. And you are left to wonder why they make it seem so easy.

At the back of your head, you are like “I will save the weekend for cleaning house alone” without anticipation of the overwhelming (?) task of cleaning house – the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, the bathroom and the garage. And you realize what have you missed.

Not this time.

Because once you try to scale the tasks within the cleaning project that you imposed upon yourself, it is no longer about what needs to be cleaned first. It becomes the system of cleaning bit by bit. How to clean a house by streamlined in a list? Here are some ideas from a local house cleaning company in Riverside, CA. Also known as The Cleaning Agents.

  1. Start with the lighter load, like the bookshelf.

Or your workstation at home. Whether you are a home-based freelancer or a corporate employee with a desk at home containing some work-related documents and books, you have potential dust-gatherers that need to be kept clean regularly.

You need to dust them off or at least wipe off the dirt from the table to the books and other trinkets before they literally get to you, literally, through an asthmatic attack or allergies that might take time to get cured.

Sounds scary? Good. Now that image will motivate you to clean your desk.

  1. Learn how to create homemade cleaning solutions.

Baking soda and vinegar come in handy when home remedies are considered for cleaning house. If you are somewhat skeptical of these “whiteners” due to lack of bubbles produced while using them to clean your kitchen tiles later, try mixing it with your favorite dishwashing detergent.

Cleaning tiles found in the kitchen first will brace you for cleaning tiles found in the bathroom later. Tile and grout cleaning is as simple as having an old toothbrush to use – preferably the toothbrush that you’ve stopped using because you bought a new one. And since the kitchen has been mentioned …

  1. Learn washing the dishes every time you’re done with a meal.

Not every after dinner. Every time you’re done eating. So if you cook breakfast and dinner (and lunch for people working at home), you get to wash even the utensils used in cooking the dishes served. What does it have to do with house cleaning?

Sometimes, the dirt left lying around end up on the grout found between the tiles was from the food that did not get wiped off after washing the dishes. In due time, the grime thickens unless you get to clean your kitchen tiles in time for wiping the stray drops of water dry after washing the dishes in the sink.

  1. Stock up on the terry cloth and microfiber cloth instead of paper towels.

Apart from being environment-friendly, having these types of rags to get some rinsed tiles dried up easily would mean getting to use them another day. You may not be the kind of person that cleans house every day. But since you need to dry up the floor after mopping (or at least rubbing some surfaces with a damp towel rag), have any of these pieces of cloth handy.

Both rags also work when drying up the window pane after removing the water sprayed on for rinsing with a squeegee. Window panes last longer when liquid is kept out of the edges especially when the pane frame is wooden.

Minor tricks like the ones provided above are like daily or bi-weekly tools used for cleaning house as opposed to tools used by professional cleaners. In case a major cleaning overhaul is needed for your home for whatever occasion you have in tow, you may simply check out Riverside House Cleaning Agents mentioned above. They’re willing to share a few trade secrets to improve your cleaning skills too.