Some people enjoy the process of cleaning, even saying that it helps them clear their minds. But if you are on the other side of the coin – you probably see cleaning as a time consuming and an irritating chore that you wish you wouldn’t have to do. If that’s the case, then you probably aren’t being nearly thorough enough. And even with the people who enjoy cleaning, unless they are real enthusiasts, there are just some pro tips and ways of cleaning that are often missed out. On that note, this article will be talking about the real professionals when it comes to cleaning, and why is it that they are so good at it.

Training and Experience

Now, first of all, you have probably heard the phrase “Practice makes it perfect” about a million times. But the reason for that is because it’s true. And that being said, for professional cleaners, cleaning is something that they do every day. And we’re not talking about simple dusting and cleaning the dirty parts of the home. No, we are talking about thorough, deep, cleaning. Can you even start to imagine how many different textured objects have they cleaned, every time learning the dos and don’ts of each of them, what product works best and which products should they stay away from? And that is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to find out more about that topic to apply it to your home, you can do it on Also, it is important to mention that professional cleaning companies provide proper training to every employee, that way preparing them to be as best as they can during their jobs.

Having the Right Tools

This is where the specifics come into play. For most people, cleaning requires a sponge, a broom, a mop, a piece of cloth, and that’s about it. Some pros might even have a spare toothbrush for the situations when you need to get in there, but there is little space. All that being said, there are so many different types of each of the tools mentioned and every difference exists for a reason – be it the texture or the type of material that is used. In the end, just as there are precision tools in auto mechanics, for example, there are in the cleaning industry as well – microfiber cleaning cloths, different types of sponges, detail scrub brushes, plastic scrapers, vacuums, enzyme cleaners, and microfiber mops. Let’s talk about sponges for a bit. It’s really hard to imagine cleaning anything without a good, high-quality sponge, especially if there is a bit of grime that you need to breakthrough. Our two recommendations for good sponges to have at home are the following:

  • Flat scrub pad – while it technically isn’t 100% your typical sponge, this thing is so useful. They are easy to clean, don’t get that dirty and most importantly, they scrub without scratching!
  • The non-scratchy non-cellulose sponge – the best things about these is that they don’t stain, and they don’t hold on to odors, and they are much easier to clean and keep sanitary.

Pro-tips and Techniques

Having a Pattern

Having a pattern that you always use when cleaning will help you a lot with being a lot more thorough and it will save you a lot of time since you will not be coming back to the spots that you aren’t sure if you cleaned. The recommended pattern is the up-down left-right pattern which means that you will clean the things above you first which makes sense since the dust and other particles will fall, and then, when you are going down you’ll make sure that you get it. And left-right means just that after you are done with the place where you are standing, you will proceed to clean the things on your right side.

Letting the Product Sit

This is important for two reasons – first being that the product needs enough time to break down whatever you are cleaning, and second that if you are thinking about disinfection, you’ll need to let the product sit for at least 5 minutes until you can be sure that it’s bacteria-free.

The Eye Level Test

This means that when you are cleaning, before you finish, crouch and look at the space that you have cleaned from the eye level. You wouldn’t believe what difference this makes, and how much can you miss if you don’t look the right way.

If you have made it to the end of the article, you have surely picked up something useful about cleaning that you didn’t know before. Hopefully, the next time you clean your house it will be a bit easier, and if someone you hired is cleaning, you have gained some new respect for those people!