We all need to clean our homes but sometimes it can be such a chore. The cleaning can seem to never end. It might not be your favorite thing but needs must! So here are a few tips to help make cleaning your home easier and more efficient.
You may already do this, but if you don’t, it is important to schedule time in to clean. If you don’t schedule time in, that is when it seems to never end. This is because you will start one cleaning job and then move onto another. Then you’ll see something else that needs to be cleaned, and it goes on from there. Assign different days for different tasks or rooms. There will be a few daily jobs to do but other than those, try to stick to the assigned days. It will make life so much easier and after a while, you will feel so much more organised.
Have the Right Equipment and Products
When you are cleaning, you need to have the right products or equipment. If you want to avoid getting pests in your home, you need to clean with something more than just water. You can’t clean shower screens and toilet bowls without strong products like bleach and limescale remover. If you don’t want to use a lot of chemicals, there are several natural options. Essential oils are good for cleaning with too. A good way to make cleaning quicker and more efficient is having all your cleaning products or oils in one box. See if there is a box with carry handles that you could get. If everything you need is with you, you won’t be running up and down the stairs to get extra things. Nothing worse than getting to the bathroom and you have forgotten to pick up the toilet cleaner.
As for equipment, you should invest in the right pieces. It will make cleaning so much more effectively, and quicker if you are cleaning with the right things. If you don’t have a mop or a broom, get them! It can be hard to sweep a large kitchen floor with a small dustpan and brush. A large broom would make this job a lot faster. We all need to clean, but it is so much better when we don’t have to spend as long doing it.
Tidy As You Go
If you pick up toys, books or papers as you go around the house, it will make cleaning much faster. Perhaps do this at the end of each day. You can start to vacuum the floors if there are things all over the floor. It is hard to clean the dining room table if it is covered with the kids homework and school papers. Clear as you go and then cleaning will be faster as you won’t need to tidy first.
These are all just small changes that you can make, but in the long run, they will save quite a bit of time. Heck, it might even make cleaning a little more enjoyable for you if you aren’t dreading it each week.