More often than not, people sacrifice one day every week for cleaning. While no one says you have to do everything at once, you probably do it because you don’t have a concept how to balance your personal and work life during the week, so weekends are reserved for projects like this.
However, what if we told you don’t have to waste your Saturdays anymore. By doing some cleaning for half-an-hour a day, things will seem like they are taking care of themselves. If you want to keep your home clean at all times, here are a few helpful tips:
Do Your Dishes after a Meal
Chances are, your kitchen doesn’t look great during the week. After all, no one likes doing dishes. But pilling dishes until you feel like you have enough to fill your dishwasher is not the way to go. This just makes your kitchen look unhygienic.
Instead, try doing the dishes after every meal. If you’re living alone, this shouldn’t be a problem, because you probably don’t use too much dishes to prepare a meal, let alone eat it. However, if you live with a larger family, encourage the members to help you with the dishes – even the kids.
Work With a Timer
Most items on our list don’t require too much time. As a matter of fact, you can easily do everything in 30 minutes or less. However, most of us easily get distracted by our phones, TV’s or children. That’s why you should do the work with a timer by your side.
Experienced cleaning companies like Helpling SG have used this trick for years now. Just set a timer for 10 minutes and you’ll always know how much time you have left. And even if you get distracted, you’ll easily get back on track…
Wash the Laundry Every Day
Assuming that you have both a washer and a dryer, we would advise you to do a bit of laundry every day. This will allow you to spread things out, you won’t feel overwhelmed by a ton of dirty underwear and towels and the end of the week.
And even if you take your clothes to a Laundromat, this will make things a bit easier. Although, you don’t have to take your laundry every single day, you should go at least three times a week. Moreover, before you go, try to sort your clothes so things are a lot easier to lead into washing machines.
Last But Not Least
In the end, it all comes down to your habits. Most of us don’t habitually clean our homes on a daily basis. The best way to change a bad habit is to replace it with a particularly good habit.
Just think about it, you probably spend more than 30 minutes playing games on your phone, looking at your Twitter feed or watching random YouTube videos. You can easily use this time to do some cleaning.
Fill these 30 minutes with cleaning and start building good habits. Trust us, this will definitely help you stay on top of things without feeling like its one huge chore.
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