You may spend what seems like a lot of your life cleaning up the house. You may find messes left by your kids and other people in the house that you are constantly cleaning up after. Instead of having to stress about how much cleaning you do, try a few of these tips to cut down your overall cleaning time.
Have the Right Tools
One thing that draws out how long it takes to clean something is using the wrong tool for the job. If you need to clean a floor, use a mop and broom instead of paper towels and wet wipes like a lot of people do. (You will save resources and money too!) If you need to clean your stove, use a nontoxic stovetop cleaner instead of whatever spray you have available. If you buy the right cleaning supplies, you will clean more efficiently and spend less time cleaning.
Have a Place for Everything
You are likely to find lots of things out of place if you don’t have a designated place for everything. You can put bins, shelves or cabinets through the house to store items that you want out of the way. Give your kids a toy box to help them keep their toys in one place. Put up a shoe rack by the door to keep shoes from ending up all over the floor. Use shelving in your bedroom to keep books off the nightstand, bed and dresser. If you have a place for everything, then you won’t have to spend so much time cleaning up things that are untidy.
Have a Cleaning Time for Everything
You can also set aside a time to clean each part of the house through the week. Instead of spending a whole day cleaning and feeling exhausted by the end of it, you can set aside a half hour or so to clean a different room each day. That way your house looks clean through the week, and you don’t have an entire day of cleaning to dread coming into the weekend.
Get Some Help
You can also benefit from having other people do some of the work. You don’t have to take the entire burden on yourself. Talk to your kids, spouse and family members that live with you. Let them know what you would like their responsibilities to be or ask them what jobs they think they can handle. You might be surprised at how well they step up and give you a hand. If everyone just pitches in for a few minutes each day, it can drastically lighten your load and give you a lot more time to do the things you love.
You don’t have to do all the work on your own, and just getting a little help every now and then can make a huge difference. The saying goes that many hands make light work, and if everyone is pitching in, it won’t seem like a lot of work for any single person, including you.
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