Mum shares the five steps to a perfectly clean home when you’re short on time and it feels ‘too overwhelming to start’
- Melbourne mum-of-two Chantel Mila shared five steps to a clean home quickly
- The mum said when you’re short on time, these five things make a difference
- Chantel starts by changing her sheets and putting on a load of laundry
- She then empties and cleans the sink and does the splash back and benchtop
- Chantel finishes by giving the living room a once over to make home spotless
A mum-of-two who is known for her incredible home and handy hints and tricks has shared the five steps to a perfectly clean home when you’re short on time.
Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, said people regularly say to her that their ‘house is a mess and I don’t know where to begin’, but with five quick moves, you can have a spotless home.
‘This is how to speed clean your home when it feels too overwhelming to start,’ Chantel posted on TikTok.
A mum-of-two who is known for her incredible home and handy hints and tricks has shared the five steps to a perfectly clean home when you’re short on time (Chantel Mila pictured)
Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, said people regularly say to her that their ‘house is a mess and I don’t know where to begin’, but with five quick moves, you can have a spotless home
1. Change your linen
The first thing the mum-of-two said you need to do is change your linen.
Chantel recommends you wash your linen with half a cup of white vinegar instead of fabric softener, and put a little baking soda into your wash.
‘Baking soda is a natural deodoriser. You can use less detergent by putting it into your wash,’ Chantel said.
‘Vinegar softens and brightens linens without leaving a residue.
After changing your sheets, Chantel recommends that you do a load of laundry
2. Do a load of laundry
Once this is done, the mum said doing a load of laundry will always make you feel better.
Again, Chantel is a huge fan of white vinegar for ‘softening and brightening’ clothes.
When it comes to bright colours and stopping them from fading, Chantel said you should turn them inside out, add one quarter of a cup of table salt to the drum, add liquid detergent and swap your fabric softener for half a cup of white vinegar.
You then just need to wash your colours on a regular cold cycle.
The reason why the table salt works is because it helps to ‘set the colour into the fabric and prevents any fading’.
Chantel Mila uses dishwashing liquid and baking soda to disinfect her sink (pictured), and then she adds a dusting of baking soda which she buffs in with a microfibre cloth
3. Empty and clean the sink
A clean sink is a clean mind, so Chantel said one of the easiest ways to make your house look amazing is to empty out your sink and give it a good clean.
Chantel Mila uses dishwashing liquid and baking soda to disinfect her sink.
She then adds a dusting of baking soda on top of the dishwashing liquid and buffs the powerful cleaning combination into her sink with a microfibre cloth.
‘This mix is powerful at cutting through limescale and water spots,’ Chantel said.
4. Clean the benchtops and splash back
A simple wipe of your benchtops and splash back will transform your space in seconds.
Chantel uses a microfibre cloth with some dishwashing liquid on it to buff and ensure the surfaces are clean.
The mum-of-two finishes by cleaning the benchtop and splash backs in her kitchen, and she then does a quick cleaning of the living room (pictured)
5. Do a living room tidy
Finally, Chantel explained that a quick tidy of the living room will always make a home feel more tidy.
Thousands of people who saw the clip were quick to compliment it.
‘Thank you so much for this. Motivation is the number one reason why I don’t clean,’ one person posted.