A set cleaning routine will help you out a lot
We like to advise people to clean their house room by room. First do the entire kitchen, then the entire living room, etcetera. Yet this method doesn’t work great for everyone. Perhaps you’d benefit more from the following method: doing one task every day as part of a set routine. That way, you don’t have to spend hours cleaning in one day, but your house is neat and clean anyway.
What works best for you?
A lot of people like cleaning and tidying their house room by room. That way, you can feel accomplished after finishing one room and then move on to the next. It does take an awful chunk of time out of your day, though, and you might end up having a squeaky clean kitchen but also have a mess of a bathroom at the same time.
One task a day
A method that might be more suitable to you is to build up a routine of doing one task every day. It’s much more efficient too. Instead of taking out the vacuum cleaner, vacuuming the living room and putting it away only to take it out again later that same day to vacuum the bedroom, you can vacuum the whole house at once. You’re also cleaning something in every room every day, which means you’ll feel more motivated to keep every room clean.
To get into a routine, make a strict schedule for yourself that outlines what you’re supposed to do every day. That way, you always know what task lies ahead of you that day. An example of one of those schedules could be this:
- Monday: Dusting everything, including the toilet, bookshelves and picture frames.
- Tuesday: Cleaning every surface: the kitchen counters, tables, closets/wardrobes/cupboards, chairs, toilets.
- Wednesday: Vacuuming and mopping.
- Thursday: Tidying wardrobes, shoes and coats.
- Friday: Tidying the fridge and pantry.
- Saturday: Washing the bed sheets.
- Sunday: Doing the rest of the laundry.
What works for you
Of course, you don’t need to keep to this schedule we’ve just thought up. You can make your own schedule that fits your routine, wants and needs. The most important thing about making a schedule like this is that you stick to it. That way, the work won’t pile up and you only have to spend a little time each day cleaning the house. Ideal, right?
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Source: The Kitchn | Image: Unsplash