How To Win The Cleaning Battles With Your Home
Let’s face it, cleaning isn’t something that most people enjoy. The hassle of having the right materials, finding the motivation to keep up with the cleaning, and dealing with the really bad areas are things we all dread. On top of it, once you’re done exhausting yourself with a thorough deep cleaning, you’re back at it the very next week. It’s a battle that never ends. Luckily, we are here to give you some awesome tips to make your chores a bit easier and save you some time along the way.
Properly Maintain In Between Cleanings
If you want to make your cleaning day go a bit more smoothly, practice some good home habits in between. Maintaining your home goes a long way towards making your weekly deep cleanings much easier. For example, if you make a mess or spill something, clean it up right away. Leaving stains on the floor or counter tops make things much harder to clean days later instead of tackling them right when it happens. After eating, do a quick round of sweeping to remove crumbs from the floor. Then you won’t have to worry about attracting any unwanted pests.
In the kitchen, this is a great practice to keep. After a family meal, take care of the dishes. Address any spills or stains on your stove top once the grills cool down. Don’t let the grease cake onto your stove because excess buildup can pose a fire hazard. You can also spend 10 – 15 minutes every day to quickly dust any spots in your home that look worse for wear. These daily habits are great for making your big cleaning day go much more smoothly.
Keep Clutter Out
When you’re balancing an active work and family life (along with education for our academic readers), it is very easy to fall into the habit of cluttering up your home. Dirty laundry, children’s toys, junk mail, and plenty of other knickknacks are easy to overlook when you’re busy with other things but make a habit of putting things in their proper place instead of letting them clutter up. Keeping your home organized makes it much easier to clean since you can easily move organized belongings to clean underneath.
Make smart decisions when keeping things too; do you really need that old piece of drywall from your last renovation project? Instead of making excuses to keep useless junk, find reasons why you should keep things. If it doesn’t have an immediate use or purpose, then it has to go. De-Cluttering your home will prove to be one of the most useful tips towards winning the cleaning battles.
Make it Fun
Make the day enjoyable to you instead of something you loathe. Set up a cleaning day playlist with your favorite motivational songs. Also, setting up your cleaning outfit can be a lot of fun. Look into getting clothes you’re comfortable wearing but use your imagination to make yourself trend setting cleaner. A stylish bandanna can be cheap to acquire but helps to keep sweat and hair out of your eyes.
You can also make things easier on yourself by setting up a goal or objective to keep in mind. You want to make your house clean because you’ll be hosting some guests later tonight. What better way to keep your family happy than to provide them with a clean, comfortable home? Maybe you have a special bottle of wine and you’re looking for the perfect reason to pop it open. Make it a reward for a hard day’s work!
So just keep these in mind when gearing up for your next big cleaning day and turn it into something worth celebrating instead of procrastinating or worrying.
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Thanks for reading and happy cleaning!