Need to get your house clean but you don’t have a lot of time? We’ve all been there. Maybe you got a call that last-minute visitors are on their way, or maybe you only have an hour between errands to get things tidy for the week. Good news for you — we asked the pros for their 5-star speed-cleaning secrets to help you get your home gleaming fast.
Make beds in a flash with a tag technique.
Argh! Wrestling a fitted sheet onto your mattress — especially when you’re speed-cleaning —can quickly turn into a game of frustrating Twister. No matter which corner you start with, you almost always realize you put the long end of the sheet on the short end of the mattress. The solution: “Just locate the tag — it’s always on the short side of the sheet and belongs at the foot of the bed,” says Rosa Nogales-Hernandez, head home cleaning valet at Valet Living. Simply use a fabric marker to indicate the correct corner on the tag itself and the next time you go to make your bed, it’ll be a no-brainer.
Polish wood furniture with lemons.
Many furniture polishes contain harsh solvents that can damage wood surfaces. Luckily, you can get dull wood looking new with an all-natural cleaner popular with…