House Cleaning Standards
A recent study revealed that 95 percent of women feel happier when they have a clean and tidy home, but with so many chores to do, it can be all too easy to get bogged down with housework. Savvy cleaners use a few tricks to simplify the process and make house cleaning more enjoyable.
Everything Must Have a Place
It’s one of the fundamental rules of an organized household – and you’ve probably heard it a thousand times – but every item in your home must have an assigned place. This will speed up your cleaning times, not to mention make it easy to find exactly what you are looking for when you need it. If you’re really struggling with smaller miscellaneous items, then you can set aside a drawer to place those belongings.
Create a Cleaning Schedule
A well-planned cleaning schedule is key to staying on top of your chores. As well as scheduling in what needs to be done and on what days, you can also make a note of how long each task should take. This will help to prevent you from dilly-dallying so you complete each task quickly.
If you live with your family, then don’t forget to share the workload; dish out chores between family members so that everyone contributes to house cleaning. You can create a cleaning rota the old-fashioned way by writing it all down on paper, or you can utilize one of the many cleaning and organization apps out there, such as Tody or Chroma, to help keep track of tasks and even assign tasks to other household members.
Tidy Up Every Night
Yes, this may sound obvious, but cleaning up after your mess each and every night is an excellent habit. Leaving dishes out overnight, or not cleaning up a mess, is not only a minor health hazard, but it makes it much harder to clean up the next day. Take a moment to clean up each evening, and you’ll be making your life a whole lot easier.
Sometimes a little reward will help to give you a little extra dash of motivation to complete your cleaning chores. So, if you really struggle with procrastination, then why not choose a ‘treat’ or two to reward yourself or your family with at the end of the week if the cleaning schedule has been adhered to. This can include anything from going out to dinner to a trip to the cinema.
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