Cleaning tips – how to organise your time
Keeping your home clean does not need to eat up all of your time. There are many ways to organise cleaning time into manageable bits that still get the job done.
What works for you?
You can better organise your cleaning time when you understand what works for you. Some cleaning personalities do best with lists of chores, others prefer a weekly routine, and still, others find the cleaning doesn’t get done. The first step to organising your cleaning time is determining which method works best for you and your family.
Lists or charts of regular cleaning chores are one way to organise cleaning time. Lists work especially well for families with children. Cleaning lists can include daily, weekly, and monthly household chores.
If you create your own weekly cleaning schedule, it is easier to get the cleaning done. Start with a list of your regular cleaning chores and customise it to your schedule. You can do one room each day or create a daily schedule, such as:
Mondays – mending, ironing, washing
Tuesdays – bathrooms
Wednesdays – wall, windows, and dusting
Thursdays – random projects, such as cleaning the oven or watering houseplants
Fridays – floors
One of the easiest ways to get and keep your home clean is to do multiple jobs simultaneously. For example, while the washing machine is running, mop a floor. As you watch your favourite television show, catch up on mending, ironing, or folding clothes. After microwaving something that produces steam, grab a paper towel and give the microwave a quick swipe. These little steps add up to a cleaner home without taking up valuable time.
One thing at a time
Another way to organise housework is to pick one task at a time. Give yourself 15 minutes. Set a timer and get started. One helpful cleaning tip is to start each day by making your bed. It will be one chore done, and your bedroom will look better right from the start.
Use the right tools & keep them handy
Using the right tools for each household task makes cleaning faster and easier. Be sure to use a clean sponge and empty your vacuum after each use. A handy carrier can hold most of your cleaning supplies, or you can store the supplies used in each room in those rooms.
Housework does not have to take up a lot of time. Organising your cleaning schedule in a way that works for you and your family ensures that the work gets done efficiently, leaving you more time to relax with family and friends in your beautiful, clean home.