Thirty Minutes to a Cleaner House
Do you dread house cleaning? Is your home cleaning routine always postponed to another day until finally you have to call in the cleaners to get it done? Like most people, if you consider the chore of house cleaning one that has to be done exclusively on one day of the week, you are likely to find yourself swamped with endless tasks on that day. Home cleaning can be less of a disaster and more of an enjoyable task if it is done systematically, breaking down the tasks into doable daily routines. Even the cleaners will struggle to do a better job if you just take the time to plan out a home cleaning schedule and stick to it.
How much time house cleaning will take will depend a great deal on the size of your home and where you live. Factors such as weather conditions can also dictate how often you have to do a home cleaning. Living in Auckland, you are more likely to face dry summers and wet winters, with the humidity going up during the summer months. Keeping this mind will help you do your home cleaning much more effectively.
- This might seem like a no-brainer, but it is one thing very few people forget to do in the hustle and bustle of morning chores. Yet, it is also the one thing that can save you loads of time and stress in the evenings when you just want to put your feet up and relax. That one daily task is making up your bed when you wake up every morning! Yes, that includes straightening out the bedspread, fluffing up the pillows, folding blankets and duvets neatly, as well as other clothes that may have been strewn around carelessly the night before. Doing this every morning will give you a much nicer house every night! Also, empty the dishwasher, do your laundry and essentially leave yourself a spotless home for the evening.
- Use a toilet tablet to keep your toilet bowl clean, so that each time you flush it automatically gets disinfected and clean.
- Keep all bathroom cleaning equipment in a shelf or drawer in the bathroom itself, which makes it easier to reach out and clean up. For example, you can clean up the bathroom sink after you brush your teeth or shave your beard using a special sink brush that is kept within your reach (perhaps under the sink?).
- Kitchens take a long time to clean up if you keep pots and pans piled up after meals. Make it a point to load your dishwasher with your dishes soon after your meal. Also wipe down your kitchen countertops and stove tops after you are done for the day. This will save you lots of time later as grease and stains won’t get stubborn since they are wiped regularly.
- Reduce your laundry load and prevent your home being taken over by dirty laundry by putting your clothes in the laundry basket as soon as you take them off. Also do the laundry as and when the laundry hamper is full. Don’t wait for a special day to do it!
While there are many other things that can be done to get your house cleaning in order, these few tips itself will make a world of difference!