Many people struggle to keep their homes neat. It is even harder even you have kids to attend to, and still have to report at work before 9 in the morning. Time isn’t always on any working parent’s side; one of the reasons most parents struggle to keep their homes well organized and clean. With just a little effort, you should be able to keep your home in the best condition possible. All you need is to make a few adjustments to your lifestyle and cleaning habits.
Creating time to do a little cleaning every day does help ‘eat away’ loads of chores that would otherwise take hours to complete. The first step however to a cleaner home is by creating an active cleaning schedule, then sticking to it. Outlined below are a few tips and ideas on how to achieve a clean and healthy environment at home.
- Make Your Bed First Thing When You Wake Up
Make it a habit of making your bed first thing when you wake up. This shouldn’t take much of your time. You don’t want to come in the evening to an unmade bed. Coming home to a neatly-made bed however makes you want to jump on it and relax for some time. It is your sanctuary, make it as welcoming and comfortable as you can.
- Wipe Countertops Regularly
Always wipe your countertops clean at the slightest hint of a mess. Leaving tiny breadcrumbs on the countertop will only lead to an accumulation of the same and more over time. A dirty countertop is not only unsightly but can also cause you to be stressed by the thought of having to clean it. Make the exercise simpler by keeping a microfiber and cleaning spray within reach.
- Take Time To Sort Your Mail
Left unchecked, the paper trail from your mail can accumulate on the counter or table making your home seem disorganized. Make it a habit of sorting your mail, binning paper waste, and filing essential documents on time will save you lots of work during the weekend.
- Keep Dirty Dishes In The Dishwasher And Clean Ones In Cabinets
Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink; keep them in the dishwasher instead. Keeping the dishes away from the sink leaves your home looking cleaner. It would also be advisable to keep all clean and dry dishes in the cabinet instead of the drying rack. This way, you will have less clutter in the kitchen. Be sure to run the dishwasher whenever you have time to space to create room for the next load of dirty dishes.
- Commit To A 10-Minute Cleaning Check
As mentioned earlier, most working moms hardly get time to clean everything in their homes. Following the tips mentioned above can however help you have a cleaner home. In addition to this, you need to commit to a 10-minute cleaning check when you get back from work. Check to see what needs to be cleaned and do it before changing. This way, you will be able to tackle most of the minor cleaning chores that can otherwise accumulate to an intimidating task.
The simple cleaning tasks outlined above should only help you get through the week with a clean home. This means you should set aside enough time to complete most of the significant cleaning chores to prevent grime and bacteria build up. You can either choose to do this yourself or hire housekeeping professionals to help out.