Wednesday, February 14, 2024

3 Ways to Make the Job of Cleaning Less Daunting

Cleaning is my bane. I can't think of things I like doing less than cleaning... other than maybe going to the dentist. Or taxes. But it's unfortunately necesssary. So anything that makes getting it done less scary is helpful. Here are a few things you can implement to maybe make things just a little less daunting.

There are some people that find doing chores around the home relaxing. However, for those of us that don’t enjoy cleaning or doing chores, the last thing we want is the idea of coming home to a mountain of housework after a long day at work. Even if you work from home or are at home looking after young children, the idea of doing housework all of the time quickly becomes depressing. 

But, it’s understandable that you want to keep your home clean and tidy. Luckily, with a few crafty tips and tricks, you can have your home looking spick and span without putting much effort in at all, so much so that you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner!

Ditch the chemicals

While the chemicals we use to clean our home can be great for cleaning things and leaving them smelling lovely and fresh, they are harmful to your health, can damage surfaces and damage the environment. Try to ditch the chemicals and choose a more natural way of cleaning. Using lemon, vinegar and baking soda will lift stains just as well as chemicals will, and they can be left to do their work and then simply wipe clean later on. There are lots of rooms in your home that could be cleaned using more natural resources, so consider looking into how you can switch from chemical to natural cleaning resources for your time, health and our environment.

Keep everything serviced

Sometimes one of the main reasons something is dirty or unhygienic is because machinery and equipment isn’t being properly serviced. When this happens, fluids can leak, your equipment stops working properly and things are left in a mess. If you keep everything well serviced, you’ll be reducing the amount of cleaning that you have to do. For example, keeping your pool clean is important, but it can be a very difficult and time consuming job. By hiring a service that offers swimming pool cleaning, not only do you have one less job to do, but you can rest assured that all of the intricate parts of your pool have been cleaned properly, so when it does come to a bit of maintenance, it’s not going to take you as long.

Create a rota

Finally, when there’s more than one person living under one roof, mess can quickly accrue. And, if you’re a parent, you’ll know all too well that more often than not the responsibility of cleaning often falls on one person. Instead, why not create a cleaning rota and divide the jobs between everyone? Even if your children are young, you can encourage them to clean their bedrooms and keep them tidy, and start teaching them to do smaller jobs like wiping up if they spill their drink and so on. If everyone pitches in, you’ll find that what was once a mountain of housework reduces dramatically, and it won’t seem so daunting. It’s definitely something to consider if you’re fed up with cleaning constantly!