If you feel like the house work is an up hill battle then you are not alone! For millions, the daily chores are such a grind that they don’t really have time for much else, but it is essentially a mistake on their part that is making things so difficult! If you have a simple series of steps to follow, then you should find that the cleaning is a lot easier overall. These steps refer to both ensuring that the house remains in a state that is close to being pretty clean at all times, as well as ways to approach the actual cleaning of different rooms. If you feel like the cleaning is getting on top of you, but you are not ready to get a professional cleaning company in, then perhaps the following advice will be of help!
For a start, as mentioned above, the name of the game is for your house to never get much beyond being a little messy. If you keep your home in general order, then the cleaning will never be a job that feels like too much work to handle. However, allowing the dirt and mess to take over your home will only increase the difficulty with which you can motivate yourself to clean it. So, ensure that you tidy up after yourself, and vacuum regularly, dusting every now and again when you have a spare minute. These are jobs that only take a couple of minutes, and really should not be the kind of thing that gets in your way. Rather, you should fit it in when other things are not in the way, whenever you have a spare minute.
This general upkeep means that the actual cleaning will be a lot less daunting, and there are ways to reduce the time and effort that you put in to it beyond even that. Approaching the room that you are cleaning in rounds, so that you cover things in a clever order will ensure that you can get the domestic cleaning done in a way that is as efficient as possible. So, for a bedroom, the first round would be ensuring that all of the things that were out of place are in place; tidying away clothes, emptying the laundry basket, making the bed, and putting other things away. The next round would be to dust the room, ensuring that all surfaces and hard to reach areas were covered. Shining and polishing any items that need it would be included in this round. The final round is to vacuum the floor, and if it is a hard material then mop it as well. The reason that the floor comes last is so that nothing from the dusting or polishing stages is going to mess up a clean floor. With the bathroom, there is rather a lot more work to be done than in the bedroom, but you can think of the stages in a different way. Whilst the first round may involve tidying and removing any detritus from the shower or round the sink, it can also include spraying down surfaces that are particularly mucky, or stubborn looking. When applying cleaner to surfaces with limescale and soap scum all over them, you will need a certain amount of time for the chemicals to break down the dirt properly. So, there can be a round where you polish the mirrors between spraying the bathtub and then cleaning it! It all makes sense if you plan it out!