The Top 10 Cleaning Hacks for Busy Sydney Residents

House Cleaning SydneyLife in Sydney is vibrant and fast-paced, leaving many of us with little time or inclination for house cleaning. Yet maintaining a clean and welcoming home is essential to create a healthy and stress-free living environment. That’s where professional house cleaning services come into play. If you’re a busy Sydney resident looking to save time and effort, these cleaning hacks, combined with our expertise, can make a significant difference.

1. Prioritize Tasks

Start by creating a list of cleaning tasks, and prioritize them based on what needs immediate attention. Focus on high-traffic areas and frequently used spaces first. Work out a schedule that works for you – do you prefer to tackle the whole place in one day, or spread your cleaning tasks throughout the week?

2. The 10-Minute Daily Clean

Either way, by allocating just 10 minutes a day to keep on top of daily cleaning tasks, such as wiping down kitchen countertops, taking out the trash, or fluffing cushions, you’ll find keeping your home clean is a far less daunting task. Even just getting into the habit of rinsing and wiping your bathroom vanities after use, rinsing the bath and shower screen before soap stains become dried in, sweeping the kitchen floor after cooking, or using your dustbuster, will reduce your allocated cleaning time.

3. Use Multi-Purpose Cleaners

Opt for multi-purpose, natural cleaning products to save time and reduce clutter under your sink. These versatile cleaners can handle various surfaces and stains effectively. Cleaning vinegar with a little lemon juice is hard to beat.


When your schedule doesn’t allow for thorough cleaning, enlist the help of our SOAPSTARS, the expert house cleaners from SOAP Professional Cleaning. Our house cleaning service in Sydney can take care of the deep cleaning tasks you can’t fit into your schedule. 

5. The Power of Baking Soda

Baking soda is a miracle worker for cleaning and deodorizing. Sprinkle it on carpets, let it sit, and vacuum it up to freshen your space. It’s also great for scrubbing sinks and stovetops.

6. Stay Organized

Clutter can make your home appear messier than it actually is. Dedicate time to declutter regularly, and you’ll have less to clean in the long run.

7. Delegate Chores

If you have family members or roommates, share the cleaning responsibilities. Assign tasks and establish a cleaning schedule that works for everyone. Get children involved in the chores and make it fun, so they’ll always be keen to help.

8. Tackle One Room at a Time

Instead of trying to clean your entire house in one go, break it down by room. This approach allows you to see progress quickly and prevents you feeling overwhelmed.

9. Steam Cleaning

Invest in a steam cleaner for a quick and effective way to deep clean carpets, upholstery, and even tile grout. It’s a fantastic tool for maintaining a pristine home.

10. Regular Maintenance

Regularly maintain your appliances and fixtures to prevent costly, time-consuming repairs. Check for leaking taps, clean out the lint filter in your dryer, and keep your appliances in top shape. Also, cleaning your light fittings actually makes your globes last longer.

Incorporating these cleaning hacks into your busy lifestyle can help you maintain a cleaner, more organised home. However, for those deep-cleaning tasks that demand expertise, don’t hesitate to rely on our SOAPSTARS, professional cleaners from SOAP Professional Cleaning. 

Our professional house cleaning services can save you valuable time and ensure your home is always in tip-top condition. With this winning combination of hacks and professionals, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – a spotless home and a busy Sydney lifestyle.

Client Testimonials

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