6 Tips for Cleaning Your Home
As the holidays creep closer than ever, you are likely considering cleaning your home in preparation for the days ahead. While most of us don’t have access to formal janitorial services, you are likely going to have to clean your home yourself. So we have a few tips for you to consider before you get that scrub brush out.
1) Clean one room at a time.
Multi-tasking doesn’t exactly work when it comes to cleaning your home. Start with one room at a time and your work way through each space. You will save time and not go back and clean spaces you already tackled.
2) Split up the tasks.
Not everything has to be done at once. Consider splitting up the tasks and recruiting family members to take care of specific responsibilities that fits in with their schedule throughout the day.
3) Put things away before you start.
If you are doing heavy duty cleaning, do basic pick up around the house first. Pick up objects off the carpet that would do damage to the vaccuum. Make sure toys, clothes, shoes, magazines, and newspapers are all in the proper spots before you begin. Make sure the dishes are done as well. Have a fresh start before you begin the heavy cleaning and scrubbing so you don’t get side tracked by simpler duties.
4) Clean to music and give yourself an incentive.
The most motivating way to clean up around the house is to blast your favorite music. Put on headphones or turn up your stereo system and listen to your favorite play list. Also, make sure you give yourself or your family a big incentive for when it’s all done such as getting a fancy coffee from the coffee shop or going out to dinner even.
5) Donate what you haven’t used in a while.
As you are sorting through closets and storage bins, take a long look at the items that seem to be a distant memory now. Consider whether or not you actually envision yourself using this item again. If the answer is no, donate to a charity organization or a family, friend or neighbor that can benefit from what you no longer need.
6) Vaccuum the hard floors.
Think vaccuuming is only for carpets? Well you can also vaccuum your hardwood floors. Vaccuum extensions can also get into corners were dust lurks. That way you are also not having to chase after a thin line piece of dust and dirt that just won’t get picked up by the dust pan.
Of course, these tips just scratch the surface but it’s an excellent start and fantastic way of getting the job done.