In today’s busy world we are lucky if we get five minutes to ourselves. As a Mom it is even harder. Take the kids to school, go to work, pick the kids up, do dinner, rush, rush and rush.
Certain household work, like cleaning, is very time consuming. How are you supposed to find the time to do it?
Well, help is at hand. Here are seven cleaning tips that are guaranteed to save you time, allowing you to make time for other, more important things in your life.
You are attempting to clean your house in a day? Let us be completely realistic. You will not be able to do it all. Instead set some realistic goals.
It helps being organised, so try and make a list at the start of every week. Write down what cleaning you want to do, and pick a couple of things from that list each day. Remember to make it manageable. A lot of this depends on the size of your list. The trick is to be realistic, and do little and often.
Get rid of clutter
Is your home messy or dirty? If it is just messy you may want to consider opening a big black bag and tossing things in there you don’t want, need or use.
You may have clothes you no longer use, or kids toys that are no longer played with. Get rid of them to make your cleaning load lighter and provide a better room to relax in.
Clean as you go
A simple, yet effective, tip to save time during your deep clean. Place packs of anti-bacterial wipes around the house, in the kitchen, bathroom or other room that require them. Then just wipe down as you go.
This way, your home will stay fresh and clean every day.
Deep clean time
This will happen at some point, whether you choose to do it weekly, monthly or every season.
If you choose to do this monthly, instead of doing it all together and trying to tackle the whole house in a day, try picking a room each week and spreading out the work.
You may think this is a little old fashioned, but it works.
The tip here is to buy a feather duster with real feathers, as they attract dust. If you happen to get one with faux feathers, these will just distribute dust around the house.
Again, the trick here is to do little and often. Rather than trying to do all your washing in a day, and failing, spread the load.
As you know, it is not just the washing element, it is having the space to dry your laundry too.
Sometimes you are just too busy to do the cleaning yourself, so hiring a cleaning services company may be just what you need.
Depending on your own circumstances it could actually be better for you and your family. Freeing up your time so you can do exactly what you want, when you want.