All of us have a busy schedule. Even though most of the professionals are working from home (COVID-19 factor), they hate cleaning but obviously, want a clean house. Can there be a simpler way to schedule cleaning tasks in phases? In this post, we’ll talk about the same idea.
The main idea is to make a list of what has to be done. Don’t try to accomplish everything in one day unless you want to be completely exhausted. After creating the to-clean-and-repair list, choose two or three things to do per day depending on the time and efforts they will take.
Begin your deep clean by listing all of the jobs that you want to get done around your home. You should be including weekly jobs such as vacuuming and washing up, as well as other bigger jobs, such as carpet cleaning. Don’t forget about those finicky areas too, such as behind your radiators, your light fittings and your picture rails. Your deep clean should penetrate every area of your home, so take the time to list everything so that you won’t forget any sections of your house!
Once your list is prepared, you can begin shopping for the cleaning products that you need. Make a note of the cleaning items that you have, what you need to stock up on, what equipment you need, and what new products you’d like to try. This will ensure that you won’t run out of any items half-way thorough cleaning!
Here is a simple yet better idea of how to make a chart of your work around the house.
Day 1: The Kitchen and Living Room
Thorough kitchen cleaning is not that pleasant but apparently has to be done at least once a week. Depending on the length of time it is going to take, combine oven cleaning with a lighter task like vacuuming, dusting the furniture in the living room, or arranging new accessories.
- Battle bacteria in your kitchen with a regular deep clean.
- Try bleaching your bin to ensure that it doesn’t harbor any unwanted smells, give your oven and oven racks a thorough scrub, clean your dish-drying rack, the inside of your dishwashing machine (including the drawer), your microwave, fridge, and freezer.
- Your living room should also get a deep clean. Lift dirt from your carpets by brushing them with a broom before vacuuming.
- You might also want to give your carpets and rugs a quick clean with your carpet cleaner to remove trapped dirt too!
- Dust your television and unit, as well as your computer desk, bookshelves, and any other areas that collect dust, such as your picture rails.
- Don’t forget to move the furniture in your home around to vacuum and dust those areas that get forgotten about, and don’t forget to clean behind your radiators too!
Day 2: Bathroom
The bathroom is the place most people mistake for one of the germ-free rooms in the household. People often commit a mistake here that they don’t go over cleaning the space at least twice a week. Don’t forget; it’s full of microbe-friendly conditions here. Because of the warmth and moisture created from the hot water steam, that part of your household provides especially fitting conditions for bacterial life that are especially dangerous for your health.
Your bathroom needs a lot of care to keep it clean and sanitary. When deep cleaning your bathroom, don’t forget to soak your toothbrush and soap holders in warm water mixed with an antibacterial cleanser.
Day 3: Bedroom and Nursery
Change the sheets, collect your kid’s toys all over the house, and put them in their right place. Arrange your clothes in the wardrobe by putting all of the unnecessary ones in the lower parts of the piece of furniture where they won’t be in the way.
You might not think that deep cleaning your bedroom is too important, but you’re very wrong! Start by vacuuming and flipping your mattress to keep bed bugs at bay, and then try moving your side tables and dressing table to thoroughly clean both around and behind them. De-cluttering your wardrobe is a great way to save space and ensure that everything’s clean and tidy, and don’t forget to dust your light fittings and vacuum under your bed as well! Try moving your bed to get the access that you need for a thorough and deep clean.
Day 4: Shoes!
Do you have a shoe closet? Re-arrange it. See which shoes you wear more frequently and separate them from the rest. Put those you wear every day in a place where you can easily reach them. Place the shoes you don’t put on regularly in a box and store them on lower shelves.
Added tip: Take a photo of each pair of shoes and tape the photo to the shoe box you’re storing them in.
Day 5: Laundry Day
To make the task even easier, pick three days of the week to do the laundry in categories. For example, wash dark clothes on Friday, colors on Saturday, and white clothes on Sunday. This way, you will not have to do a laundry marathon that will take up most of your free time on a day off.
Day 6: Repair and Maintenance
If the task you have to do is harmless, like boarding up a plank, make sure you work absolutely safe. If most of the tasks around your household require professional help, don’t overestimate yourself by doing something that involves certain skills, equipment, and experience.
Make things easier and turn to specially trained people with enough experience. Thus you needn’t try and do something you’ve never done before. Don’t put your life in danger and leave it to the handyman.
Day 7: Gardening & Home Improvement Projects
This is something that takes a lot of time and persistence, so it would be best if you spare it the whole day. Water the plants and weed the garden out. Trim the bushes around the house, if there are any. Tidy up the garden shack, so your tools are in order. If you’re not much of a gardener, you can try small DIY home improvement projects like repainting the backyard fence, changing the home accessories, rearrange furniture, or similar.
No matter what project you decide to take on, remember to work safely and put on the necessary work clothes and equipment. Whether it be a large scale home improvement, gardening work, or even recycling waste, the generated waste should be managed through professionals.
If you’re not convinced that you can manage a project like this one, or just wish to have more time for yourself, you can always turn to trusted local experts, who have the experience necessary and will help you breathe life into your ideas.
About The Author: Paul Mera is the President and Founder at Fine Design Kitchens Inc. His extensive knowledge, industry experience (home improvement as well as commercial renovation), and creative approach wow the customers with a cost-effective product as the outcome.
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
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