Good organization is vital in all aspects of life and home cleaning is not an exception. Probably there’s no house where the dust is always cleaned at the right time or where each corner of the house is shining year-round. For sure there’s no place for excuses or justification of it, but we always can find a way to avoid it and tackle all home duties effectively. The most obvious way to achieve it is planning and scheduling.
This approach can help a family in many relations. You will be able to prevent the mess from getting too bad, you can manage your free time more fruitfully and of course, the cleaning will require less efforts since it is organized much better. In another article in our blog, we already covered the idea of sharing your household duties with other members of the family it will strongly simplify the whole process. But to achieve it you should know what to do and when, which tasks you can distribute among your spouse and kids, which you should do on your own and which would be better leave for a professional cleaner.
In this article, we will provide you with a detailed guide on how to organize your cleaning schedule and which tasks you should include and which you can postpone for the next occasion. When you create the schedule you should keep in mind that it is necessary to create several schedules with lists of tasks for every day, for a week, for a month, for a quarter or a half of year, and even for the whole year. Mostly it makes sense to compose even a yearly schedule because everyone has a certain type of home items which are requiring care relatively seldom but this rare attention is essential.
The list for items requiring cleaning every day cannot be the same for everyone but some items must be washed every day. Among them are plates, coffee maker, cups, glasses, sink in the kitchen. You should clean up a table in the kitchen, put in order clothes in the cupboard, make a bed and keep in order some random items in the house. This is the part of work you can easily distribute among family members through the tombola or in some other way. It is vital to switch responsibilities between them during the week.
General cleaning once every week is optimal. You can include here laundry, washing floors, grout cleaning in the bathroom, removing the dust from furniture as well as cleaning of some home facilities like microwave, kettle and so on.
Monthly you should take care of things like washing machine, dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, and range hood. Not always you can let your kids take care of it but it is a good idea to show them how you are dealing with it. Sometimes if you don’t have enough time the option of using cleaning services is applicable.
From a quarter to the half of the year pillows, oven, curtains, windows, and carpets should go through cleaning. Generally, this sort of housework requires special equipment, professional detergents and is naturally very time-consuming. That is why you should take all mentioned above into account before starting the cleaning.
Deep cleaning of carpets, vents, and gutter as well as some work in the yard can be done once or few times per year. Such events can be a good switch-over from the usual routine or in other cases good things to leave for a professional cleaner.
Another important aspect is time management of cleaning sessions during the day. Daily tasks should be done immediately when the need appears. The weekly cleaning should depend on your schedule and your free days. But some rules are determining when it’s better to do during the day. The rule is to listen to yourself and your body. The best activity is activity synchronized with your biorhythms. Important to keep in mind that the best time during the day is 4 P.M. because the forces are still available and main urgent tasks are done. Sure if the peak of your activity is in the first half of the day you should put cleaning there. But if you decided to do so, you should take into consideration the fact that if you have someone with allergy or asthma at home it can be disturbing for them – the peak of sensitivity to irritants for such people is highest in the first half of the day.
The organization always is complex, but we hope that with us it will be at least a bit easier. We in Optima Cleaners wish you a good time with your family and we will return to you soon with a new portion of home care tips.
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