Everyone’s busy with their life. We work 8 hours a day, travel to and from work, try to manage a social life, and if you have hobbies and interests, you have to squeeze them somewhere in there as well. This often leads to having neglected a lot of things, including cleaning your own home. We often tell ourselves “I need to clean my house” but never got around to it because of busy we are.
However, no matter how busy we are, we need to clean our homes. A clean home is often a healthy home, safe from germs and bacteria that can bring deadly diseases. But we understand that you might not have the luxury of time to deep clean your home, so here are a few tips on how you can clean the house- even if you’re very busy.
Clean Small Frequently
Even if you don’t have much time, you can still do very small cleaning here and there. This goes a long way in the general cleanliness and orderliness of your home. Instead of being careless every day and letting trash pile up for you to clean later, clean smaller more often so that your cleaning day won’t be too big of a chore. By cleaning more frequently, you’re actually removing the need to dedicate a large amount of time to cleaning, and instead, maintain a clean house with very little time. This also helps maintain the hygiene and safety of your home.
You can start doing this by immediately doing the dishes after eating. Don’t wait for it to pile up in the dishwasher and then do one giant load later, just clean the few ones now. You can also vacuum a small part of the room today, and the next one tomorrow. Create a schedule where your cleaning moves progressively until you’ve cleaned your whole house.
You will have less to clean if you have less stuff. Its simple logic, but can easily be overlooked. Many of the items that end up making houses dirty are useless clutter that ends up consuming space at home.
Look at the items you no longer use or need, and throw, sell, or donate them. By keeping your house clutter-free, it’s easier to clean and maintain, not to mention it helps you feel more relaxed as a clutter-free home reduces anxiety.
Organize, Organize, Organize
You will NOT have to clean as much if you are well organized. Most of what we perceive to be dirty and untidy in our homes are actually just disorganized items, stuck in places where they should not have been in the first place. It could be a teddy bear left lying on the floor, a bunch of books on the coffee table, or even clothes thrown over a table.
By keeping your house organized, you won’t have to clean as much (or as deeply) because your house will always be well-kept and tidy. It’s as simple as the act of putting things back to where they belong- it’s something that small but when done consistently, will prove to be a good habit to develop.
Schedule and Allocate Cleaning Tasks
In major events, event contractors are able to make the location look clean and tidy by allocating cleaning tasks to team members on a continuous schedule. While your house might not be big enough for such a schedule (or have enough people, for that matter), you can still employ the seem schedule technique.
Create a schedule for your family members, and make it so that only one person cleans at a time. Much like cleaning smaller but more frequently, having at least one person clean the house every day will surely maintain the cleanliness of your house. And because it’s an everyday activity, dirt and dust will never collect- making each cleaning session a quick and easy one.