Cleaning, just the word brings up a feeling of dread. You put it off until you can’t, and when you actually get to it, it’s so dirty that you wonder if your house will ever look normal again. So, you delay it again and the whole cycle continues.
Well, if you took some preventive measures, just small ones every day, when you get to doing hardcore cleaning, maybe you won’t have to do that much after all. Especially if you learn how to do minimal cleaning every day and keep a working inventory of all your cleaning services. Well, we have compiled some ways in which you can stay more organized and therefore, clean less as a reward.
1 . Start With The Bed
A lot of people think organizing the bed and the bedsheets is a waste of time. However, just by folding your sheets neatly, you can make a remarkable change to your room. The room simply looks more put together when the bed is made neatly. It also leads to a good feeling about the day and when you are dead tired at the end, climbing onto a made bed gives you a simply unparalleled feeling. To make it easier, you can start by simplifying your bedding.
You can do things like cut out the top sheets, since more often than not, they just end up becoming a messy heap at the end of the bed. Just a duvet and washable cover is enough to sleep peacefully in. However, if you are somewhat attached to the top sheet, you can always cut off the extra pillows instead. Or you can grab a duvet so big that your sheets won’t need to be tucked in.
2. Do laundry every day
Most of us have made laundry a task for the end of the week. Now, if you don’t have a large load, it’s okay to do it at the end. However, if you have huge load, you might end up stuck in front of your laundry machine for ages. You can start with at least one load of laundry every morning. If you have to leave for work, make use of the delay feature, that is, if you happen to have it.
That way, when you get home, you can simply place the clothes in the dryer. You can also just sort out the clothes and place it inside the machine every morning, and then turn on the machine when you come back. Just put aside a specific time for doing laundry every day and life becomes simpler!
3. Make do with some cleaning
A lot of us have this habit of wanting to do everything right, once we get to it. It could very well be possible that once you get to cleaning, you aren’t satisfied until you have everything shining. Which is good and all when you have loads of time on your hands, but on a work day, this perfectionism is nothing but a hamper.
Some things like floors and shower glass require deep cleaning and trying to do this every day is a very bad idea. These are things you need to leave for an occasional deep cleaning rather than make it a weekly or daily thing. It might seem counterproductive, but organizing is also knowing when it is the right time to do something.
4. Placement of Cleaning Supplies
Wouldn’t it be a drag if you are in the middle of cleaning your bathroom floor, and just as you are about to go from sweeping to mopping you find out that, well, you don’t have the microfibre clothing in front of you. In fact, you need to go to the kitchen to grab it. If only you had the foresight to keep all the cleaning supplies you are possibly going to need in the bathroom cabinet and just in reach of your hand. The same goes for your kitchen and living room.
Keep the cleaning supplies within reach so you don’t have to scour the whole house for them. Keep separate cleaning supplies for each section of the house. This might cost you some money but it will certainly save you lots of time. You can also clean up the house in between all your other work in this way. You can do a quick sweep of the floor or wipe the table while you are on your way out of a room.
This is one of the habits you will have to implement as days go by but it’s worth it. If you simply take the time and get rid of the items that aren’t important to you, when you are organizing your home, you will find it much more easier. You will know exactly where all the items are and you will know exactly where to keep them at the end of the day. Instead of letting it lie about, you can keep the items in its designated places and take them out when you need to. You will also feel better about your home this way.