Blog Simple Cleaning Routine Tips for Any Schedule Type - MyHome
Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
Everyone loves a clean house, but not everyone has the time for the cleaning. Even if you have professional cleaning done by companies such as Myhome, the fact is, when people live in a house, there are some things you need to do daily to make sure the place is spotless. A cleaning routine is a necessary addition to your schedule, especially if you don’t have regular professional home cleaning. The following cleaning routine is for busy people, but it can be changed to suit your particular schedule.
Working Away From the House
If you work away from the house and don’t get back until late and/or have to leave for work early, the last thing you want to do is house cleaning when you’re exhausted or late. A professional cleaning service can cover the big jobs, but some chores have to be completed daily, so a schedule is essential. Start your routine with about 10 minutes of chores when you get home, and the same before you leave. Do things such as picking up the clutter from one room and putting it away, or wipe all the benchtops down. If you add one small task like this every week, your daily routine will become part of your schedule. Once you’ve mastered the smaller daily tasks, you can set weekly chores, e.g. Monday is kitchen day, Tuesday is dusting, and so on. You can also set a timer for 10 minutes, and after that, stop. You’ll eventually have time to do chores for up to 20 minutes.
Working From Home
If you work from home, taking breaks or doing something unrelated to your job during the day may help you be more productive. Use some of this time to give the floor a going over with the vacuum or take the time to start cleaning the bathtub tub (doesn’t matter if you don’t finish it), or put the breakfast dishes through the dishwasher. These little breaks can get your body moving, and refresh your brain. Discover your best time for cleaning the house – you might find that getting the small stuff out of the way is more helpful than doing it all before you start your work or after you’ve finished. It’s whatever works best for you and your routine or schedule.
Staying at Home
Your house is more than likely to be in a mess one minute and clean the next if you’re a homemaker with the kids around your feet or at school. But kids can’t really live in a home that looks like a showroom all the time. Where would they play and develop their creativity? That doesn’t mean your home should be unhygienic. So it’s a good idea to use the time the kids are at school, inside or outside playing or having an afternoon nap to carry out your daily/weekly cleaning routine. Also, teach the kids to tidy up after themselves and keep their rooms neat. Adding a cleaning routine to your schedule is an excellent way of finding the time to clean if you have a large family. If you can plan your cleaning and get the family on board to do their bit, by the end of the day and feel you have achieved a lot. Seasonal cleaning, either doing it yourself or hiring professionals, means you can have everything clean at the same time.
Limited Mobility or Illness
There are times in life when cleaning the house is the last thing on your mind. You might be ill or injured, and the doctor has told you not to do any cleaning that requires vacuuming or lifting anything. The feeling of helplessness is understandable if you just can’t do the chores, but the following practical tips can help you to fit a routine into your schedule if you are limited:
- Ask for some help – call in a professional to do the cleaning, (Myhome) and ask family members or friends if they can do some of the daily jobs.
- Don’t overdo anything – if you do too much, it might mean you’re out of action for days.
- Split the tasks – if you want to start cleaning your two bathrooms yourself, do one a week.
- Take it slowly – keep it simple and add more cleaning chores when you’re up to it.
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