Keeping a home clean is not one of the easiest things to do. After all, you are running around, grocery shopping, taking care of children, and working. When can you find time to do the deep cleaning that your home needs? Fortunately, keeping your home clean just got a lot easier and if you follow these steps below, you will find that you are happy with the way your house looks on a daily basis.
Keep Up with the Laundry
The weekends can be a huge headache for some because the laundry has piled up through the week and now all they can do on Saturday afternoon is wash the clothes. One way to prevent the big laundry pile up is to do a single load of laundry once a day. This will help you keep up with the dirty clothes and you will not find yourself having to stress over just how much there is to do on the weekend.
Make Your Bed
Your room could be a mess but if your bed is made, the room will look put together. Making the bed is easy, simple, and can be done in just a couple minutes. We know it can be easy to just jump out of bed, get ready, and leave for the day but take a couple minutes and make your bed – you will thank us later.
Decide What the Priorities Are
You cannot clean the entire house all the time, especially in just one day. You need to sit down and prioritize your list of things to do and also the list of household chores. For example, if you have two hours to clean on Sunday, think about what it is that needs to be cleaned the most. It could be the kitchen and bathroom or maybe your room and the bathroom. Simply prioritize what needs to be cleaned based on your schedule and it will all work out.
Clean Enough is Something You Need to Get Used to
We cannot all have those magazine homes where there is nothing on the floor, the walls are spotless, and the home is in the best condition you have ever seen a home in. Of course, it is a dream but not a reality. The thing with a clean home is that it will never seem clean to you. You should strive for the clean enough rule and stick with it. What this rule says is that you will be happy once 80 percent of the cleaning is done. The smaller things that make up the 20 percent are just that – small and insignificant. Once you except and decide what your clean enough is, you will feel much better.
Spend 15 Minutes Cleaning a Day
Yes, you read that right. You should spend roughly 15 minutes a day cleaning up your home. This allows you to get any trash in the garbage, laundry done, and those shoes put away. If you do a small nightly cleaning and just pick up some things, you will find that your home stays organized and looks clean.
Do Your Best
Lastly, remember just to do your best. No one has a spotless and perfect home and while you may wish you had one, it is not always a reality for most. The above tips can help you keep your home as clean as possible throughout the week and limit what and how much cleaning you need to do during the week.