|04 December 2013|
Cleaning Need not Be Left Until the Weekend!
The best way to ensure that your cleaning does not ruin your life is removing it from being a presence in your life! This sounds a little ridiculous admittedly, but many people who work away from home find that they relegate house work to the weekend, and will then discover that they don’t really feel like doing it then, and will do a rubbish job. This is why so many people get a cleaner in to do the work that they could easily do themselves! It is funny that cleaners are so popular for such regular domestic cleaning, as the work that the cleaning takes is not exactly ‘hard’, more ‘boring’. There could be a lot of money saved in your household if you can look at the cleaning in a different way, and make it a process that is ongoing, rather than simply done at the weekend. If you think about it, cleaning more regularly reduces the amount of work that you do when you clean, as there is less dirt building up between cleans.
You will find that if you can reduce the time spent on each task, then these tasks can be split up and fit into your time table. Many people deal with the cleaning in one lump, and this is very tiresome and extremely dull. If you can reduce the amount of cleaning that you do each time, then you will get less of a chance to get bored or tired of the dullness of it all. So, if you are going to clean more often, does that not just mean that you replace the amount of dirt that you are getting rid of with cleaning more often? It is a good point, but in fact it is not the case, as the jobs get more regular, they get easier and become in the way of your regular life a lot less. If you imagine what mopping the kitchen means to you if you leave it a couple of weeks then it takes about half an hour; a couple of bucket refills, lots of messing around with the dirt in the corners, trying to sluice it all down. If you are doing it every Wednesday, then you literally just make up a bucket, slosh it about and rinse a little. You know that it is being done regularly, so you are not actively trying to get rid of anything visual, as there is nothing to see! This goes for everything; wiping down the sideboards, vacuuming, dusting, you name it, everything becomes a lot easier.
You will likely find that you get very good at fitting these tasks in during the day. If you are waiting for a phone call or an email, or for your favorite TV program to start, you can get stuff done. If you are used to reading the news in the morning, why not down load a news podcast and get some sweeping done? If you get in from work, why not hoover one day a week before plUnking yourself on the sofa? You will no doubt find that these little windows of time do not feel like wasted time, as you are getting things done in a painless way, which ensures that you feel great about having gotten your place looking so spotless! The beauty of all of this is that you leave your weekends free, to do whatever you want with yourself. Having the whole two days is important as well, as it means you can go away on a trip, or do whatever you like!