Here's a tip from the www.speedcleaning.com people, who I've learned a great deal from on how to clean efficiently. There is an order to cleaning. In any one spot as you make your way around a room, start at the top and work down, and start at the back and work toward you (like on a countertop). This will make your cleaning more consistent and go faster.
Here's the first in a series of tips for cleaning your house efficiently. The first thing has to do with attitude. Try approaching the cleaning of your house as a meditation. Make sure you have a set amount of time and cut out distractions. Appreciate how the atmosphere in your home changes little by little as you tidy and clean.
Finally, some people assume green cleaning takes longer. Because green cleaning products are as effective as more toxic products (except with some of the most difficult cleaning challenges), using them doesn't take more time. Green cleaning is as efficient as more toxic cleaning.
Some people assume that green cleaning is just a passing thing. However, concern for the environment, both outside and inside one's home, has become a key concern for a large share of the population. In response the cleaning industry has developed green cleaning methods and products that are now an established alternative to more toxic ways of cleaning.