Do you ever find yourself “angry cleaning” around the house? Has cleaning become stressful and difficult to manage? Cleaning can become a source of tension in your home, but it doesn’t have to be. You know that old saying about eating an elephant? You can tackle your cleaning in a similar way: one step at a time.
Here are some tips to help encourage harmony at home with a clean environment:
Tip 1: Clean in Short Bursts
If you’re not sure where to start, pick one corner of the room, or one task, and set a timer. Give yourself 15 minutes to wash the dishes, sweep the floors, or whatever task you pick. You’ll be amazed at how much you can get done in such a short amount of time.
Setting a timer can help you stay focused, because you know you only have to clean for those 15 minutes. It can also be a good way to get in the cleaning groove and to keep going even after the timer has run out.
Tip 2: Do One Task Every Day
It can be stressful to try and get all of your cleaning done in one day. And, if you’re working full time, it often means sacrificing a day of your weekend. Try making a cleaning schedule with one task (or maybe two small ones) every day.
Maybe on Sundays you vacuum the living room and on Mondays you wash the dishes. Maybe Tuesdays are laundry days and Wednesdays are when you clean the bathrooms. Whatever you decide, having one or two tasks every day will make cleaning feel a little more manageable.
Tip 3: Ask for Help
There’s no reason you have to clean alone. If you live with family or roommates, ask them to pitch in and be part of the cleaning schedule. If you have kids, you can make a game out of the 15-minute timer method. Maybe whoever cleans the most during those 15 minutes gets to pick what’s for dinner. “Many hands make light work,” so don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Bonus Tip: Call T.L.C. Home Services
You can schedule us to come in every week, every other week, once a month, or whatever fits your schedule the best! We offer flexible timing, and we will make sure you are satisfied with our work. Put an extra day in your week by letting T.L.C. Home Services handle the cleaning.
Don’t let cleaning create stress in your life. Use it to create a peaceful environment instead.
Call us today to help you maintain a clean and peaceful environment!