Being on top of the housekeeping at home can seem like quite a task. It seems like a never-ending job!
How about we take a look at a few efficient habits that’ll make the job less painful? Read on to know more.
1. Make Your Bed First Thing Every Morning
Make your bed, soon as you’re up and about to start with your day. It takes less than a minute to complete, and leaves the bedrooms put together and tidy. You should get everyone in the family to do this – make their beds first thing every morning. And there you have it – one job less for you to worry about!
2. Have a ‘One Load Of Laundry A Day’ Rule
Instead of trying to catch up with laundry several times every week and seeing a mountain of clothes getting piled up, it may be a good idea to get into the habit of putting one load of clothes in the washing machine every day. If you are not going to be home, set the timer in your machine and put it on delay, so that the clothes get washed when your help is about to come, or when you get back from work, in case you are the one who puts the clothes out to dry.
3. When You Take Out Something, Put It Away
Put things back in their place once you’re done using them. This is one rule that you may want to have all the members of your family adhere to and it is the one rule that will reduce your daily clean-up time considerably. It’s a simple rule and all it needs for it to be successful – is consistency.
4. Do A Little Something Everyday
Try not to do everything at one go. Try to tackle one area and do a little something every day. This way you won’t feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff that needs to be done.
5. Reduce Your Burden, Involve The family
It might seem easier and faster to do all the work on your own, but making time to teach your children to do chores appropriate for their age will help everyone in the longer run. Just have them pick up after themselves, put their dishes in the sink and keep their rooms clean. You can slowly add other chores appropriate for their age. And you’ll be surprised to see what a big difference it makes to your work load.
6. Prioritize Tasks
Make a list of your chores, and check items off the list soon as you’re done with them. At first It might seem like you don’t need a list to keep your home clean. But your list doesn’t just tell you how much work you have in front of you, but also helps you prioritize your cleaning tasks. It also keeps you focused on the tasks at hand.
7. Do a 15 Minute Nightly Clean-up
Make it a nightly ritual to spend 15 minutes before your bed-time cleaning up. Keep this cleaning light, and just stick to tasks that aren’t very time consuming.
Clearing your house of clutter once every few months will make sure that the amount of time you spend everyday on cleaning comes down drastically. Having a designated place for everything can go a long way in making every-day cleaning simple and straight forward.