A HOUSEKEEPER has revealed her top tips for leaving your home looking pristine quickly.
TikTok user Vanesa Amaro, who has more than four million followers, has shared her favourite cleaning hacks – and the one lazy shortcut that never works.
On her @vanesamaro91 account, she shared how she has a waiting list of more than 50 houses desperate for her housekeeping services.
She explained: “I have always shown so much pride in my work.
“I am not really the type of person who does light cleanings, I love doing deep cleanings.
“I love the little details, I love what I do, I love my job as a housekeeper.”
Here are her top tips…
Don’t forget overlooked places
Vanesa said: “I’m going to tell you the one place that is probably overlooked when cleaning your house and that is hand rails, light switches, door knobs, anything that touches so often.”
She uses a natural cleaner and a microfibre cloth to leave them looking as good as new.
The cleaning professional advised you should clean these forgotten spots at least once a week.
Don’t dust around items
Vanesa said her pet peeve is when housekeepers don’t pick up items when dusting and just clean around them with a cloth,
She said: “You create more work for yourself and you also build a bad reputation.”
She added: “I find that when I’m trying to cut corners. I end up working double.”
Clean from top to bottom
Ever get overwhelmed at where to start when tackling a room?
Vanesa said: “Always start from the top and work your way down when cleaning.”
She showed herself cleaning kitchen cupboards and then counters, before ending on the floor.
Use a rubber stamp on toilet roll
Cleaning a toilet isn’t the most fun job in the world, but Vanesa has a top tip for transforming the space in seconds.
She showed how she uses rubber stamps to leave a sweet design on the roll of paper.
Vanesa explained: “Fold two triangles on your toilet paper then grab a little bit of water, grab your stamp and stamp it onto your toilet paper and you are good to go.”
Remove toilet seat to clean
Vanesa also showed how many people cut corners when they scrub their toilets by not removing the seat.
She advised you should unscrew the entire seat and then clean under the fitting.
The cleaning expert also showed how she cleans the hinges before reattaching the seat back onto the toilet.
Cleaning hacks and tips
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