Keeping a clean house can be a tough job, especially if you have no help and you have to sweep, mop, dust and vacuum all by yourself! If you are a working parent then keeping a clean home is even more challenging. One way of making sure that your home is clean without your being drained out is to create a customized cleaning schedule.
Listed below are guidelines to create an
easy and effective cleaning schedule.
Make your own customized
Sorting Out Tasks
First draw up a list of all the tasks that you need to perform around the house. Going from room to room will help you identify different tasks. Once you have a list, you need to break the tasks down into daily, weekly, monthly and annual tasks.
Sweeping/vacuuming, swabbing/mopping, dusting, throwing out the garbage, cleaning the bathroom, washing the dishes, are tasks that you need to perform each day.
Cleaning the fridge every
Weekly or Bi-Weekly Tasks
Washing clothes, cleaning mirrors and windows, changing hand and body towels, changing the bed sheets, cleaning the fridge, washing out the dustbin are tasks that you can perform once or twice a week.
Cleaning all the fan
These tasks require your attention less frequently but need to be done once a month nonetheless. These tasks include cleaning light fixtures, fans, vacuuming curtains, beating the carpet, cleaning appliances thoroughly and wiping and dusting high surfaces like water heater tops and the tops of cupboards or tall furniture and windows.
These tasks only need be performed once or twice a year. It could be getting the house ready for summer, winter or the monsoons or even getting the house ready for special occasions and festivals. Once a year, inspect all your linen- towels, curtains and bed sheets, to see if they can be used for another year or need to be replaced.
Setting Aside Time
Now that you've identified the tasks that need to be done in your home, you need to set aside a fixed time to work on these tasks. It could be early morning or late in the night. Print a list so you can tick off the tasks till you've completed everything on your list. Setting time aside for your tasks will ensure that you have time to do other things without wasting precious time completing unplanned household chores.
Stock up on cleaning
Keep Cleaning Supplies Ready
You've got your tasks and set aside the time too, next it's time to make sure you have all your cleaning implements and products ready. Running out of detergent or garbage bags in the middle of the week will throw you off your meticulously planned cleaning schedule!
Make time for other pleasures and hobbies like reading
Once you prioritize your tasks, you'll have more time to spend with your family, catch up on hobbies or go out with friends. The bonus of spending a little time to put a customized cleaning schedule in place is all the time you'll save to enjoy your clean home everyday!