There is never enough time in a day, right? So, it seems impossible to make your house squeaky clean in only 30 minutes a day. After reading this article, you will see how easy that can be.
It seems that life gets busier and busier the more time that goes by. You go to work, shuttle the kids to school and sports, cook, spend time with your family, and somehow find time to keep your house clean.
Cleaning Your House in Just 30 Minutes a Day
Keeping your house clean can seem like an impossible task. By incorporating these easy steps into your daily life and staying diligent; You should find yourself with more time on the weekends to spend time with, and enjoy your family without giving up the cleanliness of your home.
This is a basic outline, change the examples to fit your exact household and schedule.
Every night after dinner take ten to fifteen minutes to rinse the dishes and put them in the dishwasher. Wash them by hand if you don’t have a dishwasher – or prefer hand washed dishes. Wipe down the counters, stove, sink and microwave.
This may seem too simple, the important thing to remember is that if you continue to take small steps, things won’t pile up and take forever. Even if you absolutely hate doing dishes, it is so much easier to do one day’s worth than a whole week’s worth!
The kitchen is the main room in your house that can make your home feel truly clean or dirty. It sets the mood for the rest of your home.
When you walk in a kitchen that has no dishes in the sink (or maybe just a few from breakfast, and the counters are clean you feel clean and refreshed. However, if you walk in a kitchen with a pile of dirty dishes, spills on the counter and baked food on the stove, you feel dirty and uncomfortable.
What Your Cleaning Week Should Look Like
It’s your choice, spend your Saturday cleaning or with your family. Cleaning a little each day adds up by the end of the week – and will free up your Saturday. Your weekly cleaning may look lie this …
Monday: Vacuum the entire house
Tuesday: Sweep and mop
Wednesday: Clean the bathrooms; disinfectant wipes help make this task much easier. Do the “heavy duty” cleaning once a month”)
Thursday: Dust – A feather duster or dust trapping cloth works great for weekly cleaning.
Friday: Anything else that hasn’t been done …. Or take the night off!
Once a month you can do the “heavy cleaning” such as the blinds, window sills, polishing, etc. This should only take an hour or two depending on the size of your home.
Break down your laundry as well. The size of your family and amount of laundry you have will determine the best way to do this.
Monday through Thursday as soon as you get home put a load of laundry in the washing machine. Go about your usual routine of cleaning and cooking. It’s easy to get these other things out of the way while your dinner is cooking. As soon as the washer stops, put the clothes into the dryer.
Later while watching TV or whatever your routine is, fold the laundry and put it away. This will add maybe 10 minutes of time to your daily chores.
Cleaning Your House in Just 30 Minutes a Day – Conclusion
Let’s face it, the longer you wait to clean your house, the faster garbage and other items pile up. After a while, it can get out of hand and you will require professional help to clean it.
Over all, your home should stay nice and tidy all week long – as long as everyone picks up after themselves. Then you will have the weekend to enjoy life with the family! It’s even easier if you can assign tasks to other household members … but that’s a whole different topic!