5 expert tips for maximizing your cleaning routine

(BPT) - Face it — as much as you enjoy having a clean home, limited time and energy can make cleaning seem like a never-ending chore. However, there are some tips and tricks that can help you optimize your time for better results, so you can get back to doing what you love.

Try these pro tips to help you become more efficient with your cleaning routine.

1. Schedule it

Just as you schedule important appointments on your calendar, make sure to block off time for at least one regular cleaning session each week, so you don’t run into the end-of-the-weekend panic or go into a whirlwind of cleaning when someone’s about to drop by. Set aside time for a full-home run-through to pick up clutter, dust and vacuum. Allow extra time on high-traffic rooms where cleanliness is especially important, like the kitchen and bathrooms.

2. Delegate it

You don’t have to do it all. Get everyone in the household involved in your cleaning efforts. Make sure to be specific and clear about what each person’s obligation is, and that they schedule time on their calendars too. Family members will be more consistent if you give them choices about their chores and/or rotate them so nobody is stuck doing the hardest chores all the time.

3. Start at the top

Work from the top down, as dust you sweep away from cleaning ceiling fans, windows and other surfaces will settle on the floor during the process. Tackling your floors last will be satisfying as well as highly effective for a feeling of overall cleanliness.

4. Consider tech-forward cleaning tools

To make cleaning easier and less time consuming, having the correct type of tools impacts results and the overall cleaning experience. For example, if you want an easier way to achieve spotless floors, the LG CordZero All in One Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum delivers a zero dust, zero worry experience for a smarter, more convenient clean.

This innovative tool tackles tough jobs with easy-to-use features such as the auto empty dustbin that keep your hands and home clean. With Kompressor Technology, pet hair, dirt and dust is compressed with a press of a lever, doubling your bin capacity and leaving more space for cleanup. The HEPA filtration system filters 99.99% of dust, pollen and pet dander to help make life better for anyone in your family with allergies. The vacuum runs for up to 120 minutes with two rechargeable, detachable batteries, allowing you to clean and charge simultaneously.

To make life simple, the LG CordZero can be switched from vacuum to mop in a snap — and the Power Mop attachment is designed to give hardwood floors a perfect finish. When you’re done cleaning, the All-in-One Tower provides hidden storage for all of its accessories, allowing for no extra clutter around the house. Using a tool with the latest technology not only makes the job simpler and quicker, but also helps improve the quality of life for everyone in your household.

Make sure you’re using the best tools possible for each job you need to tackle, and every chore will be that much easier.

5. Troubleshoot the trouble spots

As you implement your cleaning process, take note of areas that always get dirtiest or accumulate the most clutter. Typical areas might be “dumping spots” such as near your front entrance or by a staircase. If there’s no place for family members to neatly store shoes, backpacks, purses or items that need to go up or downstairs, consider providing a box, bin, shelf or hooks to hold things that would just end up cluttering that area.

With these tips, you can put an efficient process in place to accomplish your cleaning chores more quickly and easily — and have time to enjoy the results of your efforts.