If your house is getting dirtier because you simply do not feel like cleaning it for hours every now and then, seems like you need help! Cleaning and organizing your home doesn’t have to be such a struggle if you do it right. Its hygiene depends on multiple factors and if you learn certain techniques, you could always maintain it clean!
This article will teach you how to effectively clean and organize your home while saving your time.
Consider Cleaning and Organizing Your Home as another Job
Although it is your own home and you are not forced to do anything specific, you should definitely disciple yourself if you want to live in a clean and healthy environment. Take cleaning and organizing your home as a job that you must complete at the exact day and time you’ve set previously.
Make a cleaning plan depending on your responsibilities and possibilities. If you schedule Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm for cleaning, take it seriously and do not make any other plans for that time.
Of course, it shouldn’t only be one day a week. Look for the most convenient times and mark them as cleaning hours.
Utilize Adequate Tools
The tools you use for cleaning and organizing your home could either help you finish faster than you planned or make the task way longer than you thought it would be; it depends on the items you choose.
For cleaning, these tools could include a detergent, gloves, an extension dusting kit, sponge, microfiber cloths, spray bottles, scrub brush, etc.
As for organizing, the useful tools could be a cord control, matching hangers, tool organizer, a key organizer, cookware storage, broom holder, etc.
The quality of these items will have a major impact on cleaning and organizing your home. Look for the most convenient products and see the effect they have on your house. If a certain detergent turns out as very powerful, stick to it; the same applies to all the other tools.
Categorize your Items
The organization is crucial for a proper home maintenance. Do not let anything more than one drawer become a space for “random items”. Only that one drawer could collect all the things you don’t know where else to put. Make space for all the object categories. Books, papers, pencils and drawing material go together; wrench, nails, screwdrivers and similar go together; the same applies to all the other categories.
Remove the Trash
If you start storming through the house to clean every single corner, you should know how to do it properly. Some people make major mistakes by not following the right cleaning order and they get lost in between.
When you decide to begin, go through the whole house and pick up all the bigger pieces of trash that you cannot wipe off or vacuum. Put the gloves on your hands and go from one room to another! Do not leave any dirty plate, empty glass, soda can, paper or other leftovers stay around.
After you complete that part, proceed to the vacuuming, brushing and cleaning the flooring. You won’t have any bigger pieces of trash to deal with and the process will be much faster!
Divide the Tasks by Their Type
If you are cleaning and organizing your home completely, then you should separate the jobs by groups. Therefore, first start picking up the trash (as mentioned above), pick up the dirty clothes and just anything that needs washing, put all the things back to their places, clean the dust and windows vacuum the whole house, clean the flooring and in the end – do whatever you think you skipped.
If you do the entire cleaning room by room, you will lose plenty of time. For example, you will finish the floor cleaning in one room and close the door, thinking that room is completed. When you move all the items to the next room, you will make an additional mess that you will need to clean. Also, you will most likely forget something in the previous room and need to return to get it; stepping on the wet floor, you will need to clean again and lose more time.
How much time did you cut down after cleaning and organizing your home by these tips?