It’s far too easy to let your housework get the best of you, especially when you have other things to focus on. From dropping the kids to and from school to picking up the groceries, there never seems to be enough hours in the day.
From breakfast dishes that need washing to floors that need cleaning, mess piles up incredibly quickly. That’s why, instead of leaving your home to get in a real mess before cleaning it, it pays to clean as you go. Trust me on this, one of the best ways to keep your home spick and span without having to spend hours cleaning it is to clean as you go.
However, that being said, implementing a clean as you go routine, isn’t always easy at first. Changing your habits is always hard. However, you can make it easier for yourself by following these simple tips, below:
Have cleaning supplies in each room
You will find it much easier to keep on top of your cleaning if you keep some cleaning supplies in each room of the house. That way, whenever a mess occurs, you have everything that you need to quickly clean it up.
Wiping down the coffee table or giving the toilet a quick clean is a 100 times easier if the cleaning supplies you need are already in the room. In each room – or at least in the kitchen, bathroom and living room, keep a container of cleaning supplies.
Invest in a handheld vacuum cleaner
Getting out your full-size vacuum cleaner every time a few crumbs are dropped or dirt is walked into the house can be a real chore. The effort it takes to get your full-size vacuum cleaner out, can put your off cleaning up as you go, as it’s too much effort.
However, if you have a handheld vacuum cleaner, you can simply grab it and vacuum up the mess. If you have a small vacuum cleaner, that’s easy to access, then you will be more likely to clean up as you go. That’s why investing in a handheld vacuum cleaner is a must, as it will encourage you to clean as you go.
When choosing your handheld vacuum cleaner, take your time looking at the various designs and reading up. The household appliance judge website has an excellent article detailing the best handheld vacuums currently on the market. So make sure to have a look at this website to get an idea of which handheld appliance would be best for you.
Schedule time for cleaning
Yes, you might be cleaning as you go, but you still need to schedule time for it. For instance, if you normally allow half an hour for dinner, add an extra five minutes so that you have enough time to clean as you go.
Adding an extra five minutes onto how long it takes to cook dinner, gives you a few minutes to wash the pots, wipe the sides and put away the ingredients.
Learn to be a multitasker
A big part of cleaning as you go is learning to be a good multitasker. As well as cleaning up after cooking dinner or using the bathroom, you can also clean while you do other things. For instance, while talking on the phone, perhaps you could clean the bathroom or put on a load of laundry?
Cleaning, as you go, is about fitting all those small tasks that you need to do, around the rest of your day. This will ensure that your home stays as clean and tidy as possible, instead of ending up in a big mess.
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