Sometimes it can feel as if cleaning your home is a full-time job. One that you have to do in addition to taking care of the family, working your actual career, and all the other things that fill your overflowing to-do list. However, there are some strategies you can use that will make cleaning faster and easier, and free up more time for the good things in life. Keep reading to find out what they are.
Choose the right products
There is a massive market for cleaning products. According to the side of every bottle, each one is designed to make your task a breeze too. However, some are better than others. That means its best to invest in the ones that truly do what they promise.
With that in mind, choose microfiber cloths, telescopic dusters and be sure to invest in a vacuum hose attachment that makes cleaning runners, and other problematic areas quick and easy.
It’s always best to use tried and tested cleaning solutions for your surfaces, kitchen and bathroom too. Alternatively, you may wish to have a go at making your own from more natural ingredients such as white vinegar, baking powder and lemon.
Zone cleaning is one of the best ways to make sure your home is clean, but that you don’t spend all day getting it that way.
Indeed, the idea is that you take just 30 mins a day to clean a single zone in your home, whether that is the bedrooms, the lounge or the kitchen. Write out the tasks you need to do beforehand and set a timer, then get as many as you can complete in that time and stop. You can always pick up where you left off on the same day next week.
Get some help
I know that we hardworking moms often get it into our heads that we must do everything on our own. However, this isn’t the case. After all, there is nothing wrong with recruiting some outside help, whether that is your partner or a professional.
Indeed, there are many cleaning tasks around the home that can be done by local businesses. Usually, the best bet is to pick the task that you enjoy the least such as ironing or window cleaning and outsource these. Then not only will you make your cleaning routine faster, but you will make your life a great deal more manageable as well.
Assign jobs to the kids
Now, you won’t want your 5-year-old cleaning off the burnt grease on the oven, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t play their part in helping to keep the house clean.
Of course, the critical thing there is to assign them age-appropriate tasks. For example, if your kids are too little to make their own bed, why not get them just to fold back the comforter to make sure it gets aired? Similarly, while they may not be able to vacuum their rooms, they can place toys that are on the floor back in their storage baskets, so it’s easier and faster for you to run the vacuum around when you get the chance.