12 Cleaning Tasks You Can Do In Less Than One Hour

Tired of spending your weekend doing housework cleaning? Here are 12 our best secret tips on household chores you can do in less than an hour.


Who wants to spend a whole weekend cleaning all the rooms of a house? Nobody, normally. What is you could do it all in less than one hour though? For some reason, the same chores are easier to manage when done one at a time. That is why it is better to do each of these tasks one day at a time, so as not to be discouraged.

Here are 12 small cleaning chores that you can do in one hour only.

1. Organize your drawer.

Start with a small drawer and choose one from your kitchen, from your bedroom or drawer from your desk. “Remove any objects you no longer need or do not belong to,” says Carolyn Forte, director of the Clean House Laboratory at the Good Housekeeping Institute. Arrange everything else, but this time, in an organized manner.

2. Vacuum your furniture.

Did you know that you can use the upholstery tool on your vacuum cleaner to clean your chairs and sofa? “Aspire both sides of the cushions and under them,” says Forte. “Then suck along the seams and seams.”

3. Dust your wall.

Take 30 minutes to clean your ceilings, bookcases, suspended and recessed lights, moldings and more with an extensible cloth.

4. Keep your cabinets clean.

The sticky grime of the kitchen is a mixture of dust and grease that is invisible – until it accumulates. To wash your cabinets, use Parker Cream & Bailey Kitchen Cabinet. It removes dirt and leaves the wood moisturized.

5. Clean your dirty with the right tool.

It will only take you five minutes for all your walls to have been freshly painted. “With Magic Clean Magic Cleaner in one hand and a dry cloth in the other, move from one room to another to scratch scratches, stains and pencil marks on your walls,” says Forte.

6. Move your furniture when you are doing household.

“Remove the furniture from the walls and dust off behind and under,” says Forte.

7. Remove dust from your fan.

Use an old pillowcase to quickly and efficiently clean the surface of your fan blades.

8. Wash Your Kitchen Hood

Your kitchen hood gets dirty a lot during the year. “Remove the filter, put it in soapy water, rub it, rinse it and let it dry,” says Forte. Next, clean the hood with oven cleaner.

9. Banish baseboard dust.

If you want to wash your baseboards without bending over and hurt your back, you can lightly spray an old sock with a cleaning solution and move your foot over the baseboards to remove the dirt quickly. You can also use the handle of your vacuum cleaner.

10. Shine the stainless steel

To shine this surface, mix one teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and 1 quart of hot water. Use a microfibre cloth and rub the detergent solution over the marks in small sections. Rinse with warm water and dry immediately with a clean cloth.

11. Dust off the ventilation hatches

Heating ducts and air conditioning vents only circulate dust in your home if you do not make sure they are cleaned. Strong advises to use the soft brush on your vacuum cleaner to keep these spaces clean.

12. Clean your windows.

“Raise the blinds and wash the windows with a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth,” says Forte.


Good Housekeeping