Maintaining order in your home should be one of the main things you focus on. As a result, you need to keep your house as clean and tidy as possible, all the time. When you stay at home, you’ve got plenty of time to do all of the regular cleaning tasks. In fact, it becomes part of your daily schedule, so home maintenance isn’t a big problem.
However, if you’re busy throughout the week – usually with work – then it’s a lot harder to maintain a strict schedule. Especially as you feel tired on the weekends, so are less inclined to do lots of cleaning. How are you supposed to keep your home clean when you’re too busy to be inside it? You’ve got a handful of ideas and options to pick from, and here are a few:
Clean little and often
Most people don’t think they have enough time to clean during the week as they see cleaning as this massive chore. In reality, this doesn’t have to be the case. You’re thinking about doing loads of long cleaning tasks when really you don’t have to. If you clean little and often – sweeping up the kitchen after cooking, wiping down surfaces, etc. – it will keep your home cleaner. Then, on the weekends, you can do a slightly more thorough job, but it won’t take you a whole day!
Hire some cleaners
Naturally, if you genuinely don’t have enough time to do any cleaning – or your home is too big for you to handle – you may need some extra help. Companies like Swissmaid are out there to provide cleaners for domestic properties. By hiring a cleaner, you basically have someone that comes to your home whenever you want and gives it a clean. Some companies even provide multiple cleaners at once, meaning they do a quicker yet more thorough job. For those of you with very limited time on your hands, this is the easiest solution. It also happens to be the most expensive, so weigh up the cost/reward of the situation.
Enlist the help of your kids
Lastly, and this only applies to some of you, you could enlist the help of your kids to restore order to your home. Encourage and teach your kids to tidy up and clean, so they can do chores while you’re busy. You may have to bribe them with money or treats, but it’s actually a very good way to keep your home nice and tidy. After all, most of the mess is caused by kids, so they’re basically just cleaning up after themselves. Plus, you teach them valuable life lessons in keeping things tidy, but also that they need to work hard to be rewarded. Obviously, if you don’t have kids or they’re very small, you can’t use this tactic. Instead, try either of the previous two ideas.
You might be a very busy bee, but that doesn’t mean your home should suffer. Use any of the ideas in this post to keep your home as clean and tidy as can be.
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