Some of us love cleaning and intuitively know where to start when we are planning our Saturday morning sessions. Others may find the thought of tackling household chores daunting and even overwhelming.
Whether you are a professional cleaner looking to revamp your tactics or a house-cleaning novice who doesn't know where to start, we want to give you some tips and tricks to take your cleaning schedule to the next level.
Calendar Your Cleaning Days
Keeping all your household cleaning for one day of the week leads to more mess and feeling overwhelmed when the day comes. Let's be real, you don't want to be doing Monday's laundry on Saturday, or managing messes that are days old. This is where a calendar comes in.
Just like any event, you can also schedule your cleaning on specific days. For example, Mondays can be for laundry, Tuesdays for bathroom cleaning, etc.
With this, you can spread out you'e cleaning a bit more.
Another tip for putting cleaning on the calendar is to divide up your cleaning tasks into pieces that should be done daily, weekly, and even seasonally. For example, dusting our home may be a weekly task, while making your bed is a daily task.
List Out Your Tasks
You make a to-do list for your daily professional tasks, why not make them for cleaning.
A to-do list can be a great visual aid for cleaning as you have a physical reference of what you need to do, that you can always look back on, and have the satisfying feeling of crossing something off when you finish. Make it even more efficient for you, make a to-do list for every area that needs to be cleaned in your home, and place it there.
This way you can refer to that rooms specific list for it's cleaning needs, rather than a long exhaustive list.
Stick to your Schedule and Don't Procrastinate
While it may be tempting to put off tidying up or doing your daily chores for the day, the most significant part of creating a cleaning schedule that works for you is sticking to it.
While it may not always be fun to do, procrastinating on your cleaning duties will lead to further clutter and stress for you in the future. Yes, putting off hanging up your laundry may not seem like a big deal at first, but that thinking will put you into a habit of always putting off tasks. So once you make your list, stick to it.
If you live in a household with multiple people, this is the perfect opportunity to start dividing tasks amongst everyone. This method not only makes sure that all
responsibilities do not fall on to one person but gets shared amongst everyone.
For example, maybe you want to divide kitchen duties. Write down on a calendar which days everyone has kitchen duty and put it somewhere everyone can see it (the refrigerator, the panty, etc.).
Don't make cleaning a daunting task, but something that you feel you can tackle with organisation and ease.