How to clean your house quickly – five things I do

I like to keep my home clean and tidy, but it takes me forever to do a deep clean on the weekend. My weekends are valuable because I work full-time. I wouldn’t say I like to spend them cleaning and tidying after a long week.

Every few nights, after work, I do a quick sweep of my home using some tips to get it clean quickly and without cutting corners. After all, I want to keep my house clean, especially during allergy season.

Please continue reading to learn the five things that I do to clean the home quickly and how to prioritize.

Chiana joined Homes & Gardens six months ago after she graduated from the Graduate Program in Interior Journalism. She is primarily responsible for creating content for the Solved page of the website. This section helps readers make the most of their homes by providing clever decluttering and cleaning tips. Many of these she has tested and reviewed in her own home to ensure that they are consistently effective.

How to Clean a House Fast

It is not necessary to fake clean a home, but it can be done if you have guests coming over. It is more about quickly cleaning surfaces, running with the vacuum, and organizing your home.

I START by collecting TRASH

Do not get me wrong. I do not leave trash lying around in my house. There are still some biscuit wrappers and fruit peels on my coffee table, dining table, or kitchen table. They’re usually next to a coffee cup or dishes.

Walking around with a bag or trash can in hand when I am quickly cleaning my room helps me collect everything at once without having to waste any time walking back and forth. When I am cleaning my room fast, I walk around with a trash bin or bag in hand. This helps me to collect everything at once without having to waste time by walking back and forth.


Even though I’m getting better at applying the “one-touch” rule to my house, things can still get left lying around. I will pick up all the items that have been left behind and put them back where they belong. The dining room and the entryway are areas that I should focus on. Put coats and hats in the closets for the entry.

I always put my throw blankets, spare pillows, and half-worn clothing back in the storage baskets I use for my living room. I also put them back in my storage bins or my bedroom storage.


Cleaning my home is faster if I use my cleaning products in the order I need them instead of going room-by-room.

This is what I do every week. I start with a damp duster and sweep the dust from each room. I then move on to the living room, bedroom, office, and finally, the bathroom. You may need to learn in order to properly remove dust so that it does not irritate your airways if you suffer from severe dust allergies.

Then, I spray my anti-bacterial multi-surface spray in the same manner. It’s much easier to sanitize surfaces and spray them down now that the dust has been removed. When I am cleaning my home, I like to concentrate on cleaning the kitchen counters, the area around the sinks in the kitchen and the bathroom, and the coffee table. These are the areas that get the most traffic and, therefore, the dirtiest.

To prevent soap scum and grease buildup, I clean the shower floor every week with my sanitizing solution. Some items require extra attention and care. I’ll often leave them for a deeper cleaning session.

When I do this, I swap out my clothes regularly between areas to avoid spreading bacteria or dirt.

Then, I use a degreaser. It is usually only used in the kitchen to clean my flat stovetop. I also use it for wiping down the range hood.

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After wiping down all commonly used surfaces, I finish the cleaning by running around the house using a vacuum cleaner. If I want to clean my house quickly, I do not bother moving plant pots or reaching under furniture. Instead, I focus on the main pathways in my home, such as the entryway, the living room area rug, and the bedroom walkways. As I don’t have pets, I only do this every 2 to 3 days. But if you do have furry friends, then this may be a daily necessity.

It is much easier to do these quick jobs with a cordless vacuum. This way, I don’t have to lug a heavy machine up and down the stairs or find an outlet in each room.