Cleaning your house often feels like a mammoth task, especially if you wait for that one day which you assigned for cleaning to arrive. A house that looks like it got hit by a tornado makes you want to pull your hair out. If you have kids and pets, well imagine a tornado that is followed by a Tsunami. Following tips could help keep your house a tad bit cleaner.
Organization is the key
Assign places for everything you own. Have a separate place for laundry, tools, stationary, electronics etc. Label them if you have to. That way, you are not going to pull everything out to find that tiny thing, when you are in a hurry. Just like you assign them a place, make sure you maintain it. Put away your clothes away in the hanger or the laundry basket, not on your sofa or the floor. Don’t leave your mugs on the coffee table until it’s time for the next morning’s coffee. The staplers, glue stick, scissors hve their own place. Put them there after using them.
Assign a day for each room in the house
It is difficult and stressful to clean a house in one go. So assign a day to each room to clean. Make sure you still do the everyday to-dos in all other rooms, but pay more attention to the ‘room of the day’. This is particularly helpful in garden maintenance as well. If your garden is too huge you can get the help of professional garden services in Melbourne whenever necessary.
Take care of the big ones
Keep the big furniture spic and span. A bed takes up the most space in a room, so a messy bed is going to make the room look like the dirtiest place at home. Make your bed every day. Dust and vacuum the carpets and sofas. De-clutter the dining table often, and wipe it clean after each use.
Clean the work tops
Be it the work top in the kitchen or your dresser or the bathroom counter, wipe it clean after each use. Wipe the kitchen work top clean after making yourself a cuppa, even if you know you are going to use the kitchen in the next hour. It only takes a few seconds and de clutters your mind and home. Don’t let dirt to be collected or grease to build up. It only adds to your work load.
Avoid laundry piles
Do a bit of laundry every day. Coin it to some other task so that it doesn’t feel like it is taking too much time. Load the washing machine while you wait for your coffee to brew. Load the dryer while you wait for your family to come down for breakfast.
Get help whenever possible
Ask for help. Get paid help to thoroughly clean the house every week. Seek the support of professional garden services if your garden is stealing way too many hours off your day.
Let go of every single thing that you don’t use, no matter how big or small. Make it regular. Set a date to do the task. Do it once a month or once in two months. Also, don’t buy anything that you don’t need. Go easy on decorations.