Tips For Creating A Cleaning Routine
Published on Friday, 27 June 2014
It’s much easier to keep your home looking clean and feeling fresh if you can find a cleaning routine that works for you. It’s easy to let your cleaning get on top of you if you don’t have a plan to stick to, but follow these tips and you can create the ideal cleaning schedule for your needs! 1) Consider the time you have.The spare time that you have can be a massive factor when it comes to creating your cleaning routine. Think about the time that you need to spend at work, with your family, on your hobbies and consider any other obligations that you might have. You might want to be able to spend a full day a week cleaning, but this might not be practical for you. Make a note of your weekly schedule and then set aside time within this that can be devoted to cleaning. You don’t want to set unrealistic goals that will be hard to complete, so think this through carefully! 2) Make a list of jobs that need doing.There are lots of chores that need to be done in your home, from cleaning your pots and pans to cleaning your bathroom. Make a list of all of the cleaning jobs that you usually complete in your home, and add on any extras that you might like. For example, you might want to take the time to dust picture rails or clean behind your radiators for a thoroughly clean and sanitary home. This will give you an idea of what you need to do to keep your home in shape. 3) Consider how regularly certain chores need to be done.Some cleaning jobs need to be done more regularly than others, and this will often depend on your lifestyle. Vacuuming, dusting and mopping floors are all jobs that need to be done very regularly, but if you have small children, pets or anything else that’s likely to create a mess then you might need to do these jobs more often than other people! Take your list of chores and prioritise them in order of importance and in order of how regularly they need to be completed. 4) Think about odd jobs that you’d like to complete occasionally.There are lots of odd jobs that can be done around your home to keep it looking tidy and clean. You might want to think about carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, cleaning your curtains, vacuuming and flipping your mattress and any other chores that might not be a regular thing for you and your family. Add these to the list and again, prioritise and consider how often you’d like to complete these tasks. 5) Using a checklist. Once you’ve set aside time for cleaning and once you know what jobs need to be done you can make a checklist. It’s a good idea to use a whiteboard or chalkboard in your kitchen if you have a busy family or if you’re assigning different jobs to different family members. Now that you know when you’ll have time to clean you can decide which jobs to do when. Think about how long each job might take so that you can set realistic goals – you don’t want to be thoroughly scrubbing your bathroom after a long day at work! Your cleaning schedule should be unique to you and your family, so take the time to find out what works for your home!
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