Are you too busy to fit cleaning in your daily routine?
I am constantly asked how I fit cleaning around my busy life… Working parents that are raising a family are really struggling to keep on top of the dreaded housework. This is such a common scenario and many people really don’t know where to start. Cleaning the house and keeping on top of all the housework can be so overwhelming. But you need to take a step back and make this task easier and more enjoyable by planning and using the right cleaning tools and products.
Here are a few of my TOP TIPS:
Get your mindset around cleaning
See a household cleaning as exercise that will keep your home in order and also give you an element of a daily workout. Try to enjoy your cleaning and don’t see cleaning as a huge chore. Get the rest of the family involved, put on your favourite music and all join in.
Plan your chores
Do a small task everyday rather than doing everything in all go. Creating your own plan means that you can design it around what works for you.
One of my top tips is to set a timer in the morning before you go off to work or on the school run and spend 5 minutes in each room, (this may involve you getting up 20 minutes earlier but it’s worth it) you will be so surprised at how much you can achieve in 5 minutes. This time could be spent making beds, opening windows, picking up clothes, putting away laundry, etc. 5 Minutes is actually a long time and you will probably be finished within the time period.
Choose your cleaning products wisely
Pick sprays and products that are versatile and are multipurpose. Don’t waste time looking for products that do everything. Have a few good products and keep a set on every floor of the house with a stash of cleaning cloths.
Keep all of your cleaning products and appliances in an easy to reach area
Invest in the proper tools
I like to use cleaning tools that are tried and tested and are proven to tackle the jobs for a busy household. Cheap tools will have you replacing your cleaning tools more frequently costing you much more in the long run. The key is to invest. Pay attention to your cleaning
Don’t answer your phone, check your emails, watch TV or do anything else when you are cleaning. Focus and get it done quickly. If you don’t it’s going to take you much much longer.
Clean as you go
While cooking dinner, wash up used pots and pans, clear and wipe surfaces. Don’t just let it build up.
I really hope this advice helps you with your household cleaning, the key is clean often and plan. Stick to a schedule and get the other family members involved. After all, I am sure they appreciate a nice clean house too.