Staying on top of cleaning chores with less effort seems like wishful thinking. But it is an absolute must, now that you experience more working or learning from home.
You need better cleaning routines, in order to stay on top of messes in each and every room that family members go to. The truth is, you don’t need to spend hours cleaning each and every day. You can improve your cleaning routines by implementing a few simple tips:
If there is one thing true about messes, it is that preventing them from happening in the first place is much easier than dealing with them afterwards. You can take some steps to reduce the mess by having people leave their shoes at the door, only having food in the kitchen and dining area, as well as limiting craft projects to a single spot in one room. All family members should be familiar with the rules. As you take the necessary steps to restrict messy activities, you will find that the cleaning burden lifts off your shoulders. You will have less to clean.
Always spruce up a little here and there as you go. The goal is to turn cleaning into an extension of your other activities in your home. For example, you can use a squeegee to remove excess water in the shower area when you are done using it. Do a quick wipe of the sink, faucet and countertop when you are done brushing your teeth. Wash the waste bin when you take out the trash. As you walk out of a room, see if there is anything that doesn’t belong there and move it. It is mall things like that, which can reduce the cleaning burden in your home.
Everyone in your home can lend a hand when it comes to cleaning, even children. Some experts would even say that it is mandatory for children to participate in cleaning chores, because this teaches them discipline. You can make household chores a part of the family’s daily routine. Set aside different times of the day when everyone does a quick spruce-up. When everyone helps, it becomes a team effort and not so much a burden for a single person.
Taking such an approach is great if you need to work around schedules. For example, if you want to clean the home office, the best time for it might be the weekend, when you are not engaged with any sort of activities there. Cleaning the kitchen is probably a good idea in-between meals.
Determine what part of your cleaning tasks have the highest impact on the overall cleanliness of your home. You don’t really need to be cleaning all the time, as long as you stay on top of these major cleaning chores. For instance, it could be sweeping the floor, or wiping down the bathroom. Don’t aim to do everything in a single day, but try going one task after another, for better motivation.
One of the best ways to make your cleaning routine better is to reward yourself, or anyone involved in cleaning, for a job well done. The reward doesn’t need to be anything huge; just a small treat, which will still put a smile on your face.
All of these tips work well to help you with your cleaning routine. Implement them today and you will be pleasantly surprised.