Speed-Cleaning - Clean Your Home In 60 Minutes

Busy week? With this speed-cleaning routine, you can get your home sparkling clean in just 60 minutes.
Speed-Cleaning - Clean Your Home In 60 Minutes

Last update: 25 August, 2020

It can be hard to stay on top of the housework. Life can get pretty hectic sometimes, and it’s not surprising that many of us would rather do something more interesting with our free time than household chores. Eventually, however, it gets to the point where you simply don’t know where to start and don’t have the time to figure it out. So, today, we want to show you a speed-cleaning routine that you can use to get your home in order in no time.

With a little bit of planning and a few handy tips and tricks, you can make your home sparkle in just 60 minutes. So, let’s get to work – there’s no time to waste!


A man vacuuming to music.

House in chaos and visitors on the way? Today, we’ll show you a speed-cleaning routine that will leave your home looking spotless in just one hour.

Okay, let’s face it. It’s not going to be as clean as it would be if you spent a whole day scrubbing the house from top to bottom. However, in 60 minutes, you’ll be able to put things back in some semblance of order, leaving your home feeling clean and fresh.

This speed-cleaning routine is about making the most of every minute. So, are you ready? Get set… Go!

Planning – the first step in your speed-cleaning routine

How to clean your home fast.

Before you get started, you need to draw up a plan of action. This will serve as a guide, helping you to achieve your goal – getting your house clean and tidy in one hour.

One of the most effective techniques is to start with the more private areas of the house first, such as the bedrooms and bathrooms. You can then move onto the common areas, where your guests will be likely to spend the most time, such as the living room, kitchen, hallways, etc.

Have all the cleaning products and tools you need on hand so that you don’t have to waste time wandering around the house looking for things. The IKEA RÅSKOG utility cart is the ideal solution for this.

One more thing – before you get to work, be sure to open all the windows. Ventilating your house is the first step to creating a fresh, clean environment. Plus, did you know that good ventilation can also help to relieve allergy symptoms?

Bedrooms – 10 minutes

Making the bed.

Forget organizing your closet and trying to get your bedroom looking perfect. When it comes to speed-cleaning, you simply need to focus on getting the room neat and tidy, ready for when you go to bed at night.

Making the bed comes with a whole host of benefits, so let’s start there. Change the sheets so that they’re crisp and fresh, and your bedroom smells nice and clean.

Once you’ve done that, you can start on the dusting. Remember to always work from top to bottom. Try using a microfiber cloth that will collect all the dirt, and don’t forget to do the bedside tables, lamps, dressers, and closet doors.

Speed-cleaning your bathroom – 10 minutes

Speed-cleaning the faucets.

If you want to save yourself a few precious minutes, spray the shower screen with a limescale remover, and the toilet with disinfectant, and leave them to get to work while you clean your bedroom. 

By the time you’ve finished cleaning the bedroom, you’ll be able to wipe off all the dirt easily and polish your faucets with a good all-purpose cleaner. For best results, don’t forget to wipe them down with paper towels afterward. Finally, use a good quality glass cleaner to clean your mirrors.

Get your living room in order in 15 minutes

Spead-cleaning your home: vacuuming the couch.

Run a vacuum over all your upholstery, including the couch and any other textiles. Shake out the pillows and cushions so that they’re nice and comfy, and look great.

Dust the bookcases and any other pieces of furniture, and then move on to any glass surfaces, along with the TV screen. Finally, you can vacuum any carpets and rugs.

Speed-cleaning your kitchen in 15 minutes

Cleaning the stove.

If you generally keep your kitchen pretty clean on a day-to-day basis, this step should be fairly easy. If it’s a mess, however… This might be a little more complicated. But don’t worry! It should still be possible to get things organized in 15 minutes.

Start by putting the dishwasher on or washing any dishes left in the sink. Spray a degreaser on your extractor hood and any other areas that need it. Clean any finger marks from your appliances and then rinse off the degreaser. Finally, clean your stove and countertops.

Clean your floors in 10 minutes

Speed-cleaning the floors.

The last step in your speed-cleaning routine is to clean your floors. Start the same as you did before, beginning with the bedrooms and bathrooms before moving on to the common areas.

A vacuum cleaner is the fastest and most effective way to get your floors looking spotless. Make sure to get right into the corners to pick up any bits of dust and fluff, and then mop, choosing a suitable product for your floors.

Do you see how easy it is? Your house should now be looking great, and all it took was an hour of your time. Remember, this speed-cleaning routine is best used for quick maintenance, in between your usual deep-cleans.

By sticking to a basic routine, you can keep your house looking clean and tidy. Don’t let chaos take over your home.

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