8 Cleaning Secrets to Steal From Professional Hotel Maids
If anyone knows a thing or two about quick-yet-efficient cleaning, it's hotel maids. They have tons of practice — and loads of tips that can help you at home. People who are being professionally trained in this work can definitely do all the cleaning works easier and faster. For example, if you remember your last vacation in which you stayed in a hotel and the way those housekeepers used to a make your room crystal clear in just fifteen or twenty minutes then you would certainly concur with me. Today I prepared a list some useful tips and cleaning hacks from experienced housekeeping managers from the premium hotels around the world. Just take a glance over!
1. Clear the clutter first.
Housekeeping managers like to clear the clutter out of a room, so they can start with a blank slate. They empty the trash, then remove the linens, towels, and anything else left behind. In the bathroom, they clear the towels, bathmats, bottles, and everything on the counters or toilet tank. This removes the temptation of just wiping around these items or picking them up and immediately placing them back down on a wet surface, which can leave ring marks.
2. Soak up the wine spills in salt water.
If by mistake, some wine spills over your rug or cushion then it doesn’t mean that a death knell for it has arrived. Usually, what people would do in such a scenario is panicking over the matter and rubbing the things with soap and water. But, do you know salt can be a boon for you then?
If you just simply sprinkle some salt over the spotted area and then go back, listen to some music, or have a chat with your friends, then after sometime you would see that the salt has soaked up the wine.
3. Use microfiber cloths — but reach for clever substitutes in a pinch.
The secret to efficient dusting is a proper cleaning cloth. Microfiber is the best. If you don't have one, use a rag that's 100% cotton — like a (clean) cloth diaper, an old pillowcase or an old T-shirt — and dampen it slightly. Be sure to avoid using terrycloth towels or polyester — they can actually create more dust.
4. Vacuum before you mop.
Always vacuum — or sweep — before you mop. You do not want wet hair on your floor — it can be difficult to remove. When it's time to mop, start from the far corner and make your way to the door.
5. Do the bathrooms last.
It's best to start in the bedroom (rather than the bathroom) to minimize bacterial transfer.
6. Keep in mind that cleaning products take time to really work.
Let your cleaners do the work for you. Spray the shower walls and the toilet and leave them to do their job for several minutes. Use that time to clean the mirrors, windows, medicine cabinet, and whatever else is in the room. Then go back and wash off the surfaces, using way less elbow grease.
7. Don’t scrub the toilets too often.
You don’t have to waste some of your valuable time always while scrubbing the toilet seats and pans in order to keep them clean. Instead, if you just spend a few of your bucks on denture cleansing tablets such as the fizzing ones then you can keep your toilets clean very easily. Just drop one tablet and let it do its work! After it’s done, just flush off.
8. Make a good use of the tea-remnants.
Well, if you have a habit of starting your day with a cup of black tea then don’t enjoy it until the last sip. Instead, if you just save the last one or two tablespoons then you can use that to clean your bathroom mirror. Yes! Black tea and the tannin-acid in it can act as your best friend when it comes to cleaning your bathroom mirror.
If house-cleaning seems to be a task which is no less than a nightmare for you then just change your mindset, and opt for these simple yet effective tips. I am sure you would be able to make your abode the cleanest, and coziest place to live in!!