Frequent cleaning reduces the effort. The more frequently you clean, the less effort it will take and will help you in preventing dirt’s, harmful bacteria’s and molds from building up. In addition frequent cleaning helps keep pests such as ants and roaches under control.
Good Cleaning Habits To Start With
*Allocate a task to a person: Housework can be a huge job. Learn to delegate. Make chore charts for everyone in your house. Even small children can help pick up toys and other things. As you learn that you don’t have to do it all, housework will become much easier.
*Fill the Sink: A good habit to start is filling your sink with hot soapy water every time you start to cook. This way you can “clean as you go.” As you get done with each pot or dish, wash it quickly. This makes clean-up a snap.
*Spray the Oven: Time for take-out? If there’s a day when you’re not using your oven, give it a quick spray of oven cleaner and forget about it. The next day, before you turn on your oven, give it a quick wipe down. You’ll find that the baked on stuff comes off much easier.
*Have a Charity Box: It’s a good idea to keep a box or bag in your front closet that you put things you don’t need anymore. This really helps get rid of clutter in your home. When the box is full, simply drop it off at your local good will store.
*Rinse Your Plate: This may be a small tip, but it can help in big ways. If you simply make it a habit to rinse your plate after dinner (and have all family members do the same), it will make washing them a lot easier. No one likes trying to wash dried food off of dishes.
*Tackle the Small Jobs: Housework can be overwhelming. Learn to break it down and tackle the smaller jobs first. As you do, each job will become easier. Also, if you clean the small messes before they get big, it’ll be a lot easier to clean up.
*Keep Cleaner in the Shower: A great shortcut for cleaning your tub and shower is to keep a bottle of shower cleaner handy. After you take a bath or shower, spray it down. You can take it a step further and keep a squeegee in it as well.
*Fast Pick Up Before Bed: If you make it a habit to do a quick pick up before going to bed, it’ll really help. You’ll find that it’s easier to wake up and feel good about the day if even one room is clean.
*Line Your Fridge: If you make it a habit to line your fridge shelves with paper towels, it’ll make it a lot easier to clean. This will work especially well in the crispers, as the paper towels will soak up any extra wetness.
*Take a Trash Bag With You: As you leave the house, make it a habit to take the trash out. This is a simple tip, but why makes extra trips if you don’t need to? This is also a great job to delegate to a teenager. They’re always coming and going anyway.
Schedule Your House Cleaning
*Frequently & Regularly: Wash hard surface floors. Dust furniture’s. Clean bathroom sink, bathtubs, showers and toilets. Wash dishes, clean kitchen sink, counter and stovetops. Wipe showers after each use. Sweep or vacuum floor and carpets.
*Weekly: Clean kitchen, clean living room, clean dining room, clean family room, clean office room, clean bedroom, clean bathroom, pick up clutters, change bed linens, clean porch/patio/mudroom ,laundry, ironing, dust, vacuum etc.
*Occasionally : Clean garage, clean basement, clean refrigerator, clean oven, clean drawers, clean closet, wash windows inside, wash windows outside, sort seasonal clothing’s ,Vacuum Drapery, Clean Ceiling fans, Hunt Down Cobwebs, minor repairs etc.
*Immediately: Clean up spills – the longer you leave the spill the more the spill will set and stain. Use a cloth or sponge to absorb spill on carpets, rugs and furniture’s, then swap or wipe the pill with a damp cloth.
*Cleaning Tools: Use separate cleaning products and tools ie one sponge for toilet and another for sinks and showers. Also washing of rags, sponges, and brushes in the clothes washer once in a week is very much essential. Bacteria collect quickly in cleaning tools, so it’s very important to wash them on regular basis.
You should create a monthly housecleaning schedule. It is very simple 🙂
- Distribute the weekly task in particular days of the week.
- Select particular dates of the month for performing occasional task.