Keeping your house clean seems like a never-ending duty. With work, errands, kids, deadlines, and other demands, it’s easy to fall behind on your cleaning tasks. Cleaning your home doesn’t have to be a daunting, all-day affair. The key to managing household cleaning quickly is to design a comprehensive, efficient system that rotates the cleaning of each room. The idea is to spend 30 minutes cleaning a different room each day, allowing you to spread out the work so it’s more manageable throughout the week. Best of all, this routine can give you two days off to enjoy time for yourself and your loved ones!
Sticking to a routine
The longer you wait to clean your house, the worse it gets! As long as you follow a regular routine that is realistic and works for you, you’ll be able to maintain a clean house by spreading out the cleaning tasks. The following is a five-day routine of how you can break down your cleaning duties into 30-minute sessions to help you stay on top of things. Depending on the size or layout of your house, you can choose to rearrange each session’s duties to match the cleaning requirements of your household.
Day 1: Kitchen
Start with the kitchen by taking everything off the countertops and getting rid of all the garbage. Wipe down the counters, stovetop, sink, dishwasher, and surfaces. Next, dust the top of the fridge and cabinets. Don’t forget to clean or wipe down your appliances, including your microwave and oven. Replace dishcloths and sponges if they look worn out or dirty.
Day 2: Bathrooms
On bathroom day, use a disinfectant spray and wipe down the counters, toilets, showers, and surfaces. Mirrors can be quickly cleaned with a microfiber cloth. Scrub down your bathtub and shower to eliminate bacteria, soap scum, and hard-water deposits.
Day 3: Bedrooms
When it comes to the bedroom, start by making the bed. This will give the room an instant feeling of being neater. Then move on to decluttering by getting rid of any clothes or items that you no longer use or need. This will make it easier to clean and help to prevent clutter from building up again in the future. Dust or wipe down any surfaces that have collected dust.
Day 4: Living room and other common areas
Do a quick pick-up and tidy of common areas, including the living room. Put away any clothes that are lying around, put books back on the shelves, and clear the clutter. This will help to prevent any potential messes from getting out of control. Dust or wipe down surfaces including your coffee table and bookshelves.
Day 5: Vacuum, sweep, and mop
Remember to vacuum or sweep the floors of all rooms at the end of the routine’s cycle to clear the floor of any dirt, dust, and hair. Be sure to move furniture so that you can reach all areas. Afterwards, mop to clean grime, germs, and stains that have collected on the floors.
By following this routine in between deep cleans, you can live in a consistently clean home, without the cleaning hassle feeling overwhelming. Making a simple 30-minute cleaning routine during the weekdays will prevent things from piling up and getting out of control. The key is to break down the tasks into smaller achievable sessions, focus on the areas that tend to get dirty the quickest, and have a game plan before you start cleaning! If you’re still stuck, or just too busy and need a hand, contact us today for scheduled cleaning or a one-time tidy!