If your household chores pile up more quickly than you can check them off a list, perhaps it is time for a re-evaluation of your current cleaning plan. With a few simple adjustments, you will find yourself getting a lot more done in less time.
Use a timer
Who doesn’t work faster when the clock is ticking? This idea just puts everything in perspective and will keep you from wasting time or getting sidetracked. No more lingering by the computer to glance at email or calling back that friend who left a message on your phone when you should be working. You will be amazed how much you can get done in a short amount of time.
Take ten to declutter
Designate ten minutes each day to decluttering your home, and you will soon begin to recognise a significant difference in its appearance and begin to feel more in control. Do this twice a day, clutter will soon start disappearing and other tasks won't seem so overwhelming.
Keep up with daily tasks
There are some household chores that need to be done daily. The rubbish can really pile up if you don’t stay on top of it, and nothing is worse than coming home in the evening and smelling the rubbish that you could have taken to the wheelie bin when you left the house this morning.
When you have finished with your morning routine, wipe down the bathroom sink and shower and leave them sparkling. If you make this a habit every day, your bathroom will always be immaculate, and you won’t have to stress when company unexpectedly stops by.
Also, establish a routine for cleaning responsibilities. Do one load of laundry every morning before work. Clean out the car every Friday. Figure out what system works best for you to get things done and stick with it. Get the crayons out and make yourself a rota!
Focus on a different room each week for a thorough cleaning
Spotlight one room each week and take some time every day to give that room a really good cleaning. Wipe down the walls, clean out drawers, and wash light fixtures, curtains, and windows. If you space these tasks out over the course a week, you will be able to get the entire room thoroughly clean. No spring cleaning pressures for you!
Procrastination is one of the biggest reasons many people become more and more overwhelmed with their home cleaning tasks. The more these chores are allowed to build up over time, the harder they will be to tackle, and the less you will want to do them.
Declutter your home each day and allow yourself a little indulgence once you have completed daily cleaning tasks. Don’t push yourself too hard, but make it a priority to do daily chores and you will be much happier and more relaxed for it.