Cleaning your house thoroughly shouldn’t feel overwhelming. No matter how busy you are, there are ways to manage your household efficiently and as easy as possible. One of the solutions you could try is creating a personalized cleaning schedule for your whole house.
By doing this, you will no longer have to improvise on the spot. You will know exactly what you have to do, how long it will take, and what supplies you will need. Taking the guesswork out of cleaning your house can save you a lot of time and effort.
All you have to do is keep it realistic, making a schedule that works for you and your house.
To know what needs to be done and when, take some time and observe how things go around your house. Take notes on what tasks need to be done and with what frequency, so that your house will be thoroughly cleaned.
Find out what rooms should be cleaned regularly and which can be taken off the regular schedule. For example, hallways, entryways, and even stairways might not be the first you put on your list, but those spaces are often used and should be kept clean. However, storage rooms, for instance, don’t need as much care as the others.
3. Create your cleaning checklist
Go through each of the spaces from the previous step and write down all the cleaning tasks you’d have to do. Start from the ceiling and go down to the floors, in the same order as you will actually perform the chores. Here is a sample of a basic list that you can build on:
- Dust light fixtures
- Clean doors, door handles, and frames
- Clean windows
- Vacuum and mop the floors
- Wash shower curtains
- Clean mirrors
- Wipe counters
- Clean sinks
- Sanitise toilet and shower
- Wipe counters
- Clean sink
- Wash stove and oven
- Clean appliances
4. Sort out your cleaning supplies
Prepare what cleaning supplies you have at hand and buy the ones that you need. To make things even more efficient, if you have products that are specific for a certain room, like the bathroom, you can find a place to store them there. Having everything prepared and at hand can help you get the job done faster.
Of course, you can expect this new schedule to work perfectly the first time you try it. You have to go through it several times and perfect it. Find your cleaning style (whether you like to do it all at once, or a few tasks per day), decide the frequency of your tasks and, most importantly, refine the number of chores you want to have on your checklist. It’s important not to put too much pressure on yourself, or else all your hard work will come crashing down.
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