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Housecleaning can be a daunting endeavor, especially when all the clutter piles up. Then it becomes nearly impossible to get your house clean again, without expending much time, energy, and money. But cleaning doesn’t always have to be a herculean task. There are ways to make it easier and even enjoyable. Consider these tips to take the stress out of cleaning your home.
Start with a Plan
So you’ve decided to pick up your cleaning paraphernalia and give your home the cleaning it deserves. When you look around your house, you see pieces of clothing strewn on the couch, dirty dishes on the sink, sheets that desperately need changing, and more clutter than you know what to do with.
Getting started is the most overwhelming part. That’s why, before you start dusting and decluttering, you need to create a definite plan and schedule for when you clean your home. Turning a whole house spick-and-span will take great effort. You have to properly manage your time and energy so you don’t get overwhelmed and give up.
Don’t underestimate the power of a great motivation. Sure, it’s nice to have a dust and dirt-free space, but sometimes having a tidy place isn’t enough to push you to get cleaning. This is where you have to think of ways to make doing the chore more appealing.
One way to do that is to turn on the speakers and put on your favorite playlist. Having music while doing chores will considerably make all the work more enjoyable. Also, consider setting cleaning goals for yourself and assigning rewards for every goal achieved.
You can also think about the many health benefits of cleaning, like how it prevents infections and allergies, helps you burn calories, and helps you stay focused. You can get creative with motivating yourself to clean.
Make Cleaning Easier
Lessen the stress of housecleaning by using the cleaning hacks, like boiling water with lemon juice in your microwave to clean it without scrubbing, and tying a bag of vinegar to your faucet to remove mineral deposits. In addition, having the right cleaning tools and products is like having cheat codes to help you get to the end goal—a sparkling, clean home.
Nowadays, many people are using homemade cleaners that can be found in the kitchen. Using ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, olive oil, and essential oils for cleaning is becoming more popular because they can be kinder to your furniture and to your health.
For their versatility and utility, microfiber cloths are prized in the tidying business. They can be used as a material for various tools, like glass and mirror polishers, mops for cleaning hardwood floors, and rags to wipe away stubborn dirt.
Organization Is Key
Create a system for organizing all your things. Install hooks to hang your coats and other pieces of clothing and tension rods to organize your cleaning products under the kitchen sink. Prepare containers for your keys, wallet, and other trinkets.
Store your shoes in a rack, in transparent containers, or in custom-made hangers; and set up bungee cords for your sunglasses, scarves, and cables. There are a lot of easy DIY projects you can take on to make your organization system and space more interesting, creative, and attractive.
Do a little cleaning every day. Sweep the floor daily, and pick up things as you go. Wash dirty dishes after using them, and return your things to their proper places. This way, you can prevent dust, dirt, and clutter from accumulating, saving you from hours and days of dusting, scrubbing, mopping, washing, and organizing before your house is clean again.