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Being a mom is already very difficult without worrying about any other chores, tasks or responsibilities. Finding the time to clean the house when you are a full-time loving mom that offers all her attention and resources to her children can be quite tricky if you’re not good with organizing time and staying up late. You’ll need your dose of relaxation and rest, so don’t try to overuse your body or you might end up staying in bed all day and not being productive in any way. Remember that you are a human being and you have to take care of yourself too. This short guide is meant to help you with planning each moment of your day so that you will be able to manage cleaning the house too. When friends or family want to visit, you won’t have to start cleaning from scratch, as the house will already be prepared for it.
Tending to the needs of your children can be overwhelming alone, but you’d be surprised how efficiently you’ll manage to reach every goal you set if you plan your time with care. As a woman, you have many responsibilities that you will be able to cope with no matter what. The secret is to always think positive and divide your work according to your possibilities. Managing time is the biggest issue of mothers, especially working mothers. When spending eight hours a day at work and coming home to a bunch of kids that can’t wait to play with you, it’s quite difficult to think about cleaning the house too. Well, these few tips should help you master house cleaning without much effort involved. Here’s what you should know:
Define what a clean house means to you
A clean house doesn’t look the same to everyone. For parents who understand that having children automatically means toys everywhere, dirty diapers in the bin and little clothes were thrown everywhere, the definition of a clean house is far more different compared to people who don’t know how things work. Don’t try to guide yourself after the opinion of others and decide what your own principles are regarding cleaning.
Some toys and clothes here and there doesn’t mean your house is a mess and you can’t have anyone over. You can’t keep everything tidy and in place with the children around you because they will always want to be surrounded by the items they enjoy playing with. A clean house for simple parents means making sure that the floors are vacuumed every now and then, that the kitchen counters are properly wiped whenever it is required and basically keeping everything that you own in a good shape and a clean condition. Filth is not allowed nor healthy, regardless of your excuses. The little cleaning tasks that everyone takes care of after a period of time passes should be your priorities too.
Cleaning schedules for the whole month
Back to organizing your time, you should compose a cleaning schedule and respect it for an entire month. By respecting it once, you’ll get used to save some of your time for this purpose only. Ten minutes each day should be enough to build a habit and the whole cleaning thing won’t represent such a big issue for you. Plus, after a month of everyday cleaning, the house will look better than before and won’t require as much effort to keep it that way. Here is an example of a cleaning schedule that anyone can respect without encountering trouble:
- Monthly cleaning checklist
Monthly tasks are usually recurrent and you should set a day of the week that you seem most suitable for a certain task. If you are a working mom, focus the more difficult tasks during the weekend, when you can find some extra time to complete them. For instance, Sundays should be allocated to laundry and vacuuming, while the weekdays should contain easy tasks that can be completed in a short period of time. These tasks often include wiping down counters and cupboards, doing the dishes, cleaning the sink, quick mopping the floors if needed, dust off pillows and blankets etc. You should be able to take ten minutes every day to do some of these and the house will suddenly start to look cleaner and taken care of. Later, it will become a habit and you’ll clean things without thinking too much about it.
- 10-minute cleaning checklist
If an unexpected visit is announced and you need to quickly clean at least the living room, you should come up with a 10-minute cleaning checklist and keep it on the fridge. In these ten minutes, you should vacuum the floor and quick dust anything that shows. Next, fluff the couch cushions so that everything looks tidy and gather all your children’s toys in one single place. This should be enough for making the room welcoming for the guests.
Asking for help is always an option
You shouldn’t be afraid of asking for help when you can no longer face all the challenges that being a mother includes. You can either include all the members of the family in the cleaning process or you can contact a cleaning company to take care of the issues you can’t handle. For instance, if your house is infested with mold it would be both dangerous and time-consuming to deal with it by yourself.
This is why you should look for companies that can handle mold removal Toronto and see how fast the problem will be gone. As long as you can afford such services it would be a waste not to use them. Take your time to focus on what’s really important for you, whether it is about spending time with your kids or with yourself. If companies are not an option for you, ask for a helping hand from your closest friends. This way, you won’t have to worry about judgmental criticism and negative comments. Friends and family are always there to help, regardless of the problems you might be struggling with at the moment.