We all lead busy lives and, as a result, the words ‘house cleaning’ can often seem like dirty words. The truth is though, if we have systems in place to help out with cleaning our house, we can reduce our cleaning workload significantly. The other bonus is that, by having effective cleaning structures in place, we can also make our home a place that really is our haven.
We know how challenging it can be to do the cleaning with a little one in tow and what it’s like if you’re juggling multiple tasks alongside the cleaning as well. Often the house cleaning is the first thing to get dropped off the “to do” list and then the mess can pile up at an alarming rate, especially if you don’t have a domestic worker coming in regularly.
If your little one is entering the toddler years then you can teach them simple ways to help with the house cleaning. Equally, it is helpful to ensure your partner is playing a role in helping out with the cleaning and helping to maximise the smooth running of the household.
The key thing about house cleaning is to have effective de-cluttering and organisational strategies in place. That way, you can spend your time doing other things. By organising your equipment and having a schedule in place, you can ensure that you are cleaning your home efficiently and thoroughly.
It is important to set aside a small amount of time each day to house cleaning. Even if it means getting up a bit earlier, or staying up a bit later, the pay-off in terms of the smooth running of the household can be immeasurable. There are some house cleaning tasks that are daily ones, like the washing up and picking up of toys.
However, there are other cleaning tasks like laundry and vacuuming you may be doing three or four times a week. It is useful to put a house cleaning plan in place where you schedule these tasks so that you set up an effective routine for your family. By breaking down the house cleaning tasks into segments and allocating a regular slot for them to take place, you will find the house cleaning a far easier thing to tackle.
Check out our handy step-by-step guide to cleaning any room in less than 30 minutes and we’ll give you tried and tested methods for speed-cleaning your house. De-cluttering is a key strategy that exists alongside house cleaning. If you learn to be ruthless about de-cluttering, then the demands of cleaning tend to drop a lot.
It won’t always be smooth sailing, and your house is unlikely to look like something out of a magazine. But by implementing some structure you will know that it is a safe, clean and inviting environment for you and those you love to live in and enjoy.