This article will feature 12 house cleaning tips that will improve your home cleaning while also saving your valuable time and hard-earned money.
1. No distractions
Cleaning is a tedious task that requires one to repeat the same routine every week. In this regard, most people watch TV or stream a movie while cleaning. Unfortunately, they end up wasting a lot of time instead of just cleaning and then watching their favorite show.
2. Involve your kids
Raising responsible children and keeping a house clean shouldn’t be a burden when you can combine both activities and reap the rewards of both. I’d recommend that you assign each child a task that involves their room, bathroom, dishes, and clothes. This enables them to learn how to take care of their stuff while also reducing the workload and saving money by not needing a cleaner to help out.
3. Create a cleaning plan
Having a well-defined cleaning plan will not only save you time but will also help you understand which chores need more priority than others. Failing to plan is basically planning to fail.
4. Stock up on supplies
Cleaning without the right tools will frustrate you while also slowing down the process. It will also save you some of that hard-earned money by enabling you to take advantage of bulk discounts. Fortunately for you, most online retailers now offer same-day delivery making your cleaning a lot easier.
5. Substitute expensive cleaning supplies with cheaper alternatives
Why should I spend $300 on a microwave cleaning liquid when a bowl of warm vinegar or a baking soda solution could do a much better job? Why should I drive to the other side of town for some grill cleaning powder when I could spear an onion with a fork and achieve the same results?
6. Pet-proof your home
We all love our pets just as much as we hate cleaning up after them. In this case, I would recommend that you spend one-afternoon pet-proofing your couch, it will save you thousands in dry cleaning bills while also saving you a few hours every week.
7. Learn how to use your appliances the right way
You’d be surprised how much time is wasted by using cleaning appliances the wrong way. It could be the way you vacuum or the way you wax your floorboards. Take your time and find alternative techniques for using cleaning appliances that will save you money and time.
8. Your roommate needs to improve
Your roommate might be a fun person to be around at parties but let’s admit it, he’s very lazy and most of the mess in your apartment is his fault. You need to man up and let him face the music. He needs to either contribute more when cleaning or pay for a professional cleaner.
Big homes are amazing to look at and throw parties in, but they make every chore quite miserable. In this regard, it is imperative that you consider downsizing and finding a place that would be easier and cheaper to maintain.
10. You don’t need that dresser
It might be time to throw away that old dresser you got from your roommate on college. Not only is the dresser wasting valuable space but it is also where you hide all that trash you don’t have the courage to throw away. Throwing away old unnecessary stuff is one of the fastest ways to make a home much easier to clean.
11. Take a cleaning class
Don’t be embarrassed, it’s okay to admit that your cleaning skills are sub-par. You can barely fold a shirt let alone scrub the dishwasher. It might be time to seek help and take a cleaning class.
12. Hire a professional
Why should a CEO be cleaning her floors? Isn’t she losing time by not being in the office closing another big deal? If you can afford to, hire a professional and pay them well. This is the most cost-effective way to clean your home.
Remember to keep your home clean as these 12 house cleaning tips will improve the quality of life of all those who live with you. It might even help with your daughter’s depression.