When your house is in a mess, you feel like it will take forever to clean it. As a professional, you’re busy trying to climb and stay at the top of your career, your kids’ homework for the week need to be checked, and your spouse needs your company. Time is so rare a commodity that you wonder how you can get to clean and organize!
Every day you skip cleaning, clutter begins to build up to levels that affect your own productivity. A disorganized and cluttered home has a negative psychological impact. The best thing you can do is to make sure the work does not pile up. Here are some helpful house cleaning and organizing tips to unclutter your life:
1. Schedule Your House Cleaning and Organizing for Every Night
Divide and assign cleaning tasks to every day of the week. Instead of trying to clean the entire house in a single day, schedule yourself to clean the kitchen one night, the bathroom another night, your bedroom, etc. The overall time spent is less when you adopt this approach. You also enjoy doing the house chores because they are not exhausting. Furthermore, focusing on smaller tasks will enhance your output.
2. Use a Dishwasher
Dishwashers save time and do not waste as much water as many think. Having rinsed your dishes, put them in the dishwasher and only run it when full. It saves time you would have spent washing the dishes by hand every day.
3. Keep House Cleaning Supplies within Easy Reach
Eliminate the inconvenience of having to look for your cleaning supplies all over the house to do spot cleaning. Keep your kitchen cleaners in the kitchen and bathroom cleaners in the bathroom. This way, you can easily grab your cleaner, clean any mess you spot, and move on with your night.
4. Designate a Garbage Night to Throw Out Old Food
Although you may do your best to eat all the food you buy, you may find yourself sometimes forgetting groceries, especially during extra busy days. Designating a garbage night also helps you to clean your fridge and give you a sneak view of your food stocks. It also keeps bad food out of your house.
5. Attend to Broken Appliances Immediately
Take time to deal with any broken appliance. No matter how inconveniencing it may be, do not put off repairs. It will save you lots of time, money and more inconveniences. If you ignore small repairs, they may cause larger damages.
6. Keep Microfiber Cloths Close
They are for dusting. Keeping them close will save you from carelessly dispersing dust into the atmosphere every time you clean. They are however not to be used on greasy or oily substances; they can ruin your clothes and become less effective.
7. Throw Away Stuff That You Don’t Use
Stuff you don’t use can only serve to clutter your shelves and tabletops. You may have a sentimental attachment to certain items that are, in reality, useless. Holding onto these makes it even more difficult to get rid of them when you must. Besides, clutter can be distracting and make it hard for you to focus. Getting rid of your junk frees up extra space around your house while making it easier for you to focus.
8. Organize with a Self-Storage Facility
If you have some valuable possessions you are not currently using and are cluttering your home, use a self-storage facility where you can keep valuables under lock and key for as long as you wish.
9. Have a Shoe Rack by the Front Door
Provide a shoe rack with lots of pockets at the front door. It makes it easy for you to keep your floors clean, and the space in your front door more organized. As people remove their shoes at the door, they immediately put them into the shoe rack before entering your house.
10. Install an Air Purifier
An indoor air purifier can remove many harmful particles from the air such as dust, pollen and bacteria, keeping you and your guests healthy.
11. Reward Yourself
This is to motivate yourself into doing more around your house. There are things you don’t like doing, yet they are necessary. Promising yourself the things you love and actually getting them after the task is done is an effective way of motivating yourself to do things you find dull and monotonously boring. It is important you don’t break the reward promises to yourself. Save the rewards for the day you don’t feel like cleaning.
It is not easy to find the time and energy to clean and care for your home if you’re a particularly busy person; yet taking care of your home and keeping it organized is good for your health and productivity. To operate optimally at your workplace, you need a comfortable, well-organized home to retire to. The secret is to start, and be consistent; it is possible to clean and organize even with a busy schedule.