Have you ever looked at a person’s house that looks perfect, yet you never really see them do any of the housework? Organized people do things daily that eliminates the hard work when it comes to house cleaning. People with clean homes tackle the chores in a different way to many people, to imply they have a clean home, without it being perfect. It is these things that help to reduce the time spent cleaning, yet still have a clean home.
Finding a routine that works for you is important when it comes to cleaning, however, if you implement these tips you might find that you spend less time cleaning; it is possible and you might not realize how much you can get done without thinking about cleaning!
Make your beds – I know this one is so important and I have taken this further. If my daughter forgets to make her bed in the morning I will make it for her, I know she is old enough to do this herself, but if I leave it, I feel the house is untidy. If I make it not only does it bring the house together, it shows that I have done something nice for her too, a way to show her that I care.
Laundry – is one of those tasks which can take over the house unless you keep it under control, either have a system where you do laundry on particular days or tackle it daily. Whatever option you choose don’t let it take over your home!
Dishes – if you have a dishwasher and use it, then make sure that it is empty in the morning so dirty dishes have a place to go, keeping the kitchen clear. If you don’t have a dishwasher, wash your dishes as you use them, don’t let them sit there waiting for you to wash them.
When you cook, have a bowl of hot water ready to wash as you go, this way there is less to do when you have finished your meal or cooking activity.
Planning – if you take the time to plan, know what you need to do and when.
Put away your clothes when you take them off at night, if they need to go into the laundry basket put them there, don’t leave them on the floor.
When you walk in the door take off your shoes, the less dirt you bring into your home the less dirt you will need to clean up!
If you don’t have time to deal with an untidy room and it is possible to shut the door, even for a few hours, then shut it, it won’t hurt!
If you use something, when you have finished with it put it away. This will mean that your home looks tidier and you will have less clutter lying around.
If you are in the kitchen, wipe the sides down before you leave, same as in the bathroom, get in the habit of wiping down the sides will mean your home looks and feels cleaner. Continue Reading >> Page 2