A Guide To Keeping Your Home Clean
Cleanliness of homes comes off as a huge deal and a dreading thing to do. Particularly, working mothers and students living alone face the dilemma of managing their workload as well as managing the tidiness of their homes. Following are a few simple steps that are sure to keep your house in order:
1. Have A Plan
It’s always better to have a cleaning schedule sorted out that can easily be followed. This ensures that periodic cleaning of your home takes place, instead of dumping all the cleaning workload on one day. You could schedule it as daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly. There are some sort of cleanings that require prompt attention like doing the dishes, making the bed and sweeping the floors. Others that are much tougher tasks, including cleaning sofas, dishwashers, refrigerator and dusting the light fixtures, can be done on a quarterly or monthly basis, as per the need be. You can begin by jotting down a ‘To-Do List’ and have fun while crossing the chores that have been completed!
2. Develop The Right Habits
A schedule alone won’t be able to pull you out of your dilemma; a little extra effort is required! The ideal thing to do is to disregard your lethargy, develop the right habits and being your cleaning-spree! You can build up your habits gradually; first by making your beds every morning, immediately rehang items you wore, do your dishes after every meal, de-clutter your countertops and wipe them seamlessly.
Learn to clean while cooking and take care of any spillage immediately! The easiest way of finding time to clean your bathrooms is when you go for a shower, begin by cleaning your bathroom and then proceed to shower.
3. Less Is More!
Remember to have a realistic schedule! Do not over-burden yourself with a long list of chores to be done within a single day.
A realistic schedule is one which requires minimal time and keeps the house spotless. Few extra chores can be done every day, apart from the usual ones like cleaning the dishes. Dedicate a time for house cleaning alone; it can be as short as twenty minutes, or as long as an hour!
The key to keeping your house clean is to maintain the cleanliness, instead of waiting for ‘the day’ to keep your home all at once.
4. Use The Root Tools
There are now numerous organizers and cleaning equipment that allow you maintain and add to the tidiness of your homes; closet organizer systems, file holders, stacking papers trays and storage benches are to name a few! Other cleaning equipment includes dusting kits and vacuums that really cut down your cleaning time and do a well job.
5. Enjoy A Little
Who says cleaning has to be a dreaded job? The best way to do your chores is to have music playing in the background while you do your chores calmly and your cleaning will be done in no time!