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I've been talking about cleaning your home a lot lately. Kinda goes par for the course with the holidays coming up. Not only does it avoid embarrassment when guests come over to visit, especially during the holidays, but it’s also beneficial for your overall health.
It’s quite a task running a home and ensuring it stays practical and looking nice, and it really is an ongoing process which requires daily effort. Here are some of the ways you can simplify the process.
Simplify Cleaning Your Home 4 Beautiful Ways
Create a Schedule or Checklist
Creating a schedule or checklist is one of the best ways to stay on top of your cleaning. It lets you know exactly which jobs need doing on which day and keeps you focused. It prevents the house slowly accumulating mess and tasks that need to be done, so no more huge weekend cleaning marathons need to take place!
The types of jobs and the frequency of them will depend on your lifestyle and the way you use your home, so create a draft schedule to begin with and then add to it over the weeks if you find that certain things need doing more frequently.
Jobs on the schedule will include things like vacuuming the house, dusting, cleaning sinks and toilets, cleaning kitchen and bathroom floors and cleaning windows. Some jobs will need doing more frequently than others so try and find the right balance. By spreading it out and doing a little each day, you stay on top of things and the home always looks and feels clean.
Get all family members involved
Cleaning your home should be a family affair. It really isn’t something that should be left to one person. Everyone in the household needs to be working together, if each of you have a job or a day that you’re responsible for it helps to keep things running much more smoothly.
Due to one partner working longer hours, the other one might be responsible for more tasks than others, but there are things that each family member could do. Could your partner take out the bins each week, and wash the cars at the weekends? Could kids lay the table each night, and refill pet food and water bowls? Could older children walk the dog, and make their bed each day?
Have an efficient laundry system
Laundry is always going to be ongoing in a busy family home, so keeping on top of it is important. Start by getting yourself a good basket system- you could get a large family baskets with compartments for ‘darks’ ‘whites’ and ‘colours’ or you could each have your own laundry basket and be responsible for it. You can shop baskets at amishbaskets.com and find a setup that works for you.
If each family member can take care of their own laundry, you could assign a day to use the washer/ dryer to each of you so it’s always available when you need it. If you’re the one doing all of the laundry, you might have a day to wash, dry and folding. I personally give my family a day to grab their clothing baskets and put their clothes away.
To avoid wrinkles, and not having to worry about doing much ironing, you should hang up clothes immediately after the dryer is done, for some clothes, you may even opt to have them hang dry. Which does double duty, it keeps them looking nicer longer and cuts down on your utility usage.
Let A Robot Vacuum do the Work
Seriously, having something tiny to do the vacuuming around the house, leaves you more time to do everything else around the home. Ever since we've had our Robot Vacuum, Rosie, I can focus on the blog or spending time with the family a lot more. I program it and let it run.
With robot vacuums, you set their timer, since most have apps now, and just let them run. I clean out their canister daily, clean off the filters and let it just go. Sixty seconds a day, that's all I spend on vacuuming now. I mentioned the other day, when it comes to cleaning your home, if you're like me, vacuuming is the most hated, because it's the most tedious chore.