If you’re like the vast majority of Americans who simply don’t have time to keep their homes spotlessly clean, you might think it simpler to hire a cleaning service. While this is the ideal solution for many, if you prefer to tackle your own cleaning but often struggle against the clock, these 9 tips might help you:
- Make your bed, right away!
The minute you get out of bed, make it. This should put you in the right frame of mind for the day ahead, and let’s face it, it doesn’t exactly take long.
- Get rid of all clutter
If an item isn’t going in the laundry after being worn, do something with it instead of simply throwing it over a chair or leaving it on the floor. Magazines on the table, mail next to the door, dirty coffee cups on the kitchen side – get rid of as much clutter as you can, and your home will instantly look and feel, cleaner.
- Have a laundry system
Try to run a laundry cycle every day if you know you have a lot to get clean, fold clothes when they come out of the dryer and don’t leave laundry lying around everywhere; an efficient system will help you make short work of laundry.
- Put things away after use
Just as you should clean as you go, the same applies to returning things to their rightful place after each use.
- Don’t go to sleep on a mess
Whichever room it’s in, if there’s a mess somewhere in your home, you should try to clean it up as quickly as possible, and never go to bed on it; you’ll only have to clean it the next day, and by that time, there may also be other messes to clean, too.
- Remove shoes at the door
Taking your shoes off at the door and leaving them just inside on a rack, will help prevent dirt and debris from being tracked into your home.
- Soak the toilet bowl before bed
By soaking your toilet bowl in your favorite cleaner before going to bed, you can wake up to a toilet that needs just a flush, or a light scrubbing at best to keep it hygienically clean.
- Select focused cleaning tasks for a five minute time period
There are plenty of smaller cleaning and organizing tasks that can easily be accomplished in 5 minutes or less, such as folding laundry, dusting surfaces, pack toys away and vacuum some floors. These take some of the pressure off of your cleaning schedule for the next day, especially if it happens to be the weekend!
- Schedule a monthly full house cleaning service
Imagine your home looking and feeling deeply clean, most of the time! By hiring a cleaning service to come in at least once a month and deep clean the place, you’ll never get behind with cleaning, and will always have the time to stand around admiring how great it looks!
Life is busy, true. But with these top tips, and help from a professional cleaning company, you can make time for more of the things that matter, and still have a spotlessly clean and tidy home.