The average person can spend up to an hour a day doing household chores and cleaning. Many of us struggle to fit cleaning into our schedules, in between, childcare, work commitments and maintaining a healthy social life. It can really seem an impossible and daunting task. But letting it build up to unsurmountable levels can really take its toll on your physical and mental health. We’ve put together some quick and simple tips to help you get your house in tip-top shape and ready for guests in no time at all.
Keep On Top Of Your Mess
Of course, this something that is easier said than done, but keeping an eye on your mess and tidying up as you go along is one of the simplest ways to beat untidiness. As you move from one room to the next, make sure you ‘reset’ the room before you leave. Check to see if there are any cups you could put in the dishwasher or any wayward items of clothing that could go into the laundry basket or washing machine. Make a conscious effort to put things back where they belong and see how quickly you’re able to get a handle on household mess!
If you’re short on space in your home, consider investing in some stand-alone organisation pieces, such as bathroom or hallway storage. This way you’ll know exactly where your belongings are when you’re looking for them and avoid the inevitable mad dash when you’re about to run out of the door.
Take It One Step At A Time
Another easy way to keep your house looking spic and span is to deal with one room at a time. By splitting up the chores this way, makes it less overwhelming and more likely that you’ll stay motivated to complete the whole task. Here are some smaller daily tasks you can do in each room;
Wipe down the sink
Mop the floors
Spray the shower and bath.
Tidy away any clutter
Do a quick hoover. Rugs look worse for wear? Consider rug restoration.
Tidy and fluff cushions and throws.
Make your bed
Put clothes away
Put away dishes
Wipe down countertops
Take out the rubbish and sort out any recycling.
Write A Rota
Having a cleaning schedule is a great way to keep yourself accountable when it comes to your cleaning duties. Create a list and keep it on your phone or print it out and put it on your fridge or at your desk in the office. It’s a visual way to help you stay on track and keep your home organised. You can even share your rota with other members of your family to ensure that everyone knows what the other is responsible for and feels involved in keeping your living spaces clean. By managing your household chores in a bite-size way it ensures that your home stays looking its best no matter what.