Cleaning hacks or not, no one really likes cleaning. Some people hate it less than others, but let’s face it, we can all think of plenty of other activities we would much rather be doing than cleaning and tidying, like coming up with some delicious recipes for our families.
Fortunately, there are ways that you can do the minimum but still have a home that is clean and tidy so that you can enjoy doing much more fun things. Let’s take a look at some of the house cleaning hacks that can save you time and energy.
Hire the professionals
Of course, if money was no object, we would all be hiring cleaners to come and do our daily cleaning tasks, but for many of us, it is something that we just cannot afford. However, why not compromise by calling in the professionals to do some jobs – cleaning the windows or the pool, for example, or carpet cleaners to make sure that your floor is clean and hygienic.
Plan a cleaning schedule
Making a house cleaning routine is the easiest and most effective approach to clean your home fast and efficiently. If you are at a loss on how to build one, you could take a look at The Organised Mum Method. This lays out a clear schedule that should take you no longer than half an hour a day. You can, of course, tweak it based on your home, family, and lifestyle choices.
Give your bathroom and toilet a clean every day
Bathrooms and toilets are something that we all dread cleaning, but if you keep on top of it by giving it a really quick once over every day, it is a much smaller task. When you have a shower, give the shower screen a quick wipe over and rinse out the tub when you have used it. Wipe over sinks and faucets after they have been used and give the toilets a quick clean and squirt of bleach before you head to bed.
Get rid of anything you do not need
The fewer things you have, the fewer things you have left to clean. If you have a shelf full of ornaments, think about how much time you spend dusting them. Do you really want or need them all out? That pretty yet non-functional console table in the hall – if you don’t use it, get rid. It is one less thing to have to dust and clean around. Have a big declutter session and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use.
Kids can be one of the biggest creators of mess, but they can also be encouraged to help you with cleaning and tidying up, even from a very young age. Encourage them to put their dirty clothes in the laundry hamper, toys away, clear the table and they can even use a duster on baseboards and tables. By starting them off young, they will learn to respect the environment they live in and will be much less likely to make a mess in the first place.
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