Let’s face it, who loves cleaning the house? Well, some might. But, for most, it’s a chore that gets in the way of life. If you live alone, the duties all fall to you. If you have a family, though, you can all be taking your share of the burden. So, with busy lives, how can you keep on top of the grime and dust? Here are some ways to try and make cleaning less of a hassle.
Get a roster together
If there’s more than one of your in your household, your family or house-mates, then draw up a roster to share out of the cleaning duties. You can do this on a weekly basis, rotating chores like vacuuming and dusting, cleaning the bathroom and kitchen and so on. Make sure it’s fair, giving everyone some duties, and sets out when the cleaning is expected to be carried out. Review it each week. You may not like the week that you have to clean the toilet, but just remember you all have to do it at some point!
Doing the chores on the roster won’t be much fun, of course. So, maybe try to think of some ways of jazzing it up. Maybe offer a prize or incentive. Maybe a meal out here and there. It could make the difference.
Keep on top
As with most things in life that you don’t like, ignoring them won’t make them go away. So, try and stay in control of the dust and dirt in your home. Don’t let washing-up pile up, don’t letter magazines and newspapers mount up on the carpet. If you can stay ahead, it will help ease the load – and make the household chores a little bit more manageable.
Kit yourself up!
To do the cleaning around your home, you need all the right products and equipment. Probably, at this time of the year, you’ll be heading to the mall to buy clothes and other things in the new year sales, but you also need to be heading to the supermarket. Yes, you need to get down that cleaning aisle and pick up some items that’s going to make your home shine.
If you haven’t already, then stock up on things like kitchen and bathroom cleaner, polish and detergent. Keep them under the sink and pull them out when you need them. You also need to have a good vacuum cleaner to suck up all that dirt and dust around your home, including all those hard-to-reach places. Have a look around for the best vacuum for your needs, and regularly replenish your cleaning supplies – after all, you should constantly wiping down surfaces and having a deep clean once a month or so.
Get rid of the trash
Try to avoid filling up your trash cans and leaving them to the last minute to empty. There’s nothing more unpleasant than the smell of rotting waste, overflowing onto your kitchen floor!
Think about how you can dispose of your waste. Separate all your food scraps for collection. And remember to pull out everything that can be recycled, for example, cardboard, cans and glass. Recycling can actually, believe it or not, make the trash chore a bit more enjoyable!