Staying on top of all the little cleaning tasks around your home can be an uphill task unless you are naturally a orderly person. Procrastinating a little can allow clutter to take over your home. This can make getting things back to their original, neat state to quickly become a challenging job. However, you can keep dirt and dust away from your home with only a few minutes every day and make your home a more pleasant place to live. You can get a helping hand from your family.
Create a Plan
Having a plan is always helpful. For starters, make a list of all the things that you want to get done. To simplify this, try to split the tasks up by room. This will help you to check off each of them as you go. It will also be good to group your tasks by frequency. Decide whether you need to dust on daily or weekly basis. You may want to create a cleaning schedule with the washing machines.
Use a “Divide and Conquer” Approach
You can try turning a cleaning day into a family project, that is, if you have children or a willing partner. To maki it more interesting, you can offer prizes to the kid that works hardest or cleans the best. Smaller hands can be ideal for performing tasks like dusting and cleaning up toys. Harder tasks, such as vacuuming behind the sofa can be done easily with the help of a friend. When it comes to removing furniture indentations from pure wool carpet, a tea towel placed over the area and pressed with warm iron will help lift the fibres.
Work from the Top To Bottom
Usually, dust will settle downwards. You can make your job harder by not managing from top down. As such, you need to ensure that you begin by cleaning at the top of the room, and working your way downwards. You should start your cleaning by dusting the ceiling and light fixtures as you progress down through the room. The last area to focus on is the floor of the room.
Focus on One Room Per Time
Cleaning one room at a time will save you several steps as well as much time. This allows you to split your projects into smaller chunks, and you will be able to see your results faster. In case you are working with kids, you can initially assign each of them their bedroom. Dad’s ideal place is the garage.
Bathroom mirrors can be stopped from steaming by regularly rubbing a dry bar of soap over its surface before rubbing in with a clean cloth. This should not be done on a carpet with a synthetic or wool/synthetic mix.
Remember to Recycle
There is always a particular time that is appropriate for recycling. This is the right time to get rid of unwanted items such as clothing, electronics, kid’s toys and household appliances by donating them to a local charity. Apart from being a great way to free up some living space in your home, you can think of it as your good deed for the season.