Sometimes when you are busy, cleaning is not a priority gets pushed to the bottom of our to-do list. We should try to incorporate cleaning into our daily routine so we don’t live in a filthy house with dirty dishes sitting in the sink, drains clogged with hair, and the stove covered in a greasy film.
If you are a busy person, you’ll need these tips and tricks to keep up with your cleaning tasks. Who doesn’t want a clean home? We’d love to help you out with our best advice for keeping your home cleaner…
This is the easiest way to keep your home clean. Don’t adopt the culture of deep cleaning, especially if you are a busy person, because then you tend to put off the work and it will keep piling up and make more work (that won’t get done).
Daily tasks are usually very versatile, you don’t have to do them in the same order every day, you just have to make sure they all get done.
Daily tasks include: making the bed, sweeping the floor, wiping the counter, cleaning up all the clutter, and doing the laundry. If you push yourself, these five tasks can be done in twenty minutes. I prefer to make the bed right after I wake up so that it’s a completed task already.
If you live alone, you can do one or two loads of laundry a week, but if you have a family, I recommend doing one load a day. It’s very easy for laundry to pile up.
Go through the house and collect all the clothes that are lying around. You may want to set an alarm an hour before your actual wake-up time the next day so that when you wake up, all you have to do is put the laundry in the dryer.
The bathroom is one of the places that most people dread cleaning, and unfortunately, it’s also the place that gets the most dirty. How about I tell you that it only takes you 15 minutes to clean your bathroom? Get your spray bottle with some soap and water. Spray the mirror first and wipe off any dirt with a microfiber towel.
Spray your sink and toilet, let the cleaner soak in (make sure it’s not toxic as it can affect your health). Brush out the inside of your toilet quickly and flush it. Eliminate all clutter and wipe down the faucet as well.
If you are very busy, you can do one task at a time. Don’t overload yourself with cleaning supplies and accessories, keep it simple. I suggest making your own cleaning detergents, it’s not hard and much less toxic or you could buy the non-toxic ones that are widely available now.
Prioritize the tasks that will make a difference. If you have five minutes, look for the tasks you can do in that amount of time. There are so many tasks that can be done in five minutes. You just need to be consistent and take five to ten minutes every day, and by the end of the week, you will notice the difference.
You can make a to-do list and put it on your refrigerator. Each time you complete a task, you will feel better because it will feel like a success and you will be so motivated to do the rest. Don’t think that the little things aren’t important, they are just as important as the big ones. Let us know in the comments how you manage busy lives and cleaning….