Getting rid of the overload in our homes is the first step to spending less time cleaning. Period. Simply put, the fewer things, the less work you have. The ideal solution would be to own only the essentials, but in practice it looks a bit different. We usually have a lot of things that we like, things that are decorations, souvenirs, or just things that are sentimental and we don’t want to get rid of. Of course, we have the right to do so.
Even if your apartment is very minimalist, we all have to deal with the junk that ends up in our home every day – leaflets, receipts, gifts, food or other things that do not have a specific place. These are the things that are most definitely trash that just never made it to the garbage. However it’s rather easy not to get overwhelmed with all of the “stuff” – it all depends on how you counteract it. If you wait a few days to clean the apartment properly, you’ll end up with much more work. If you successively devote your time to minor cleaning, you don’t put much effort into uncluttering your space.
Find out how easy it is with these 6 tips:
Clean as you go.
First of all, you shouldn’t wait for the weekend (olr some other day) to clean your home, but you should take up small tasks every day to keep it tidy. On Monday wash the sinks, on Tuesday vacuum and mop the floors, find something else to do on Wednesday, and wipe the dust off the main countertops on Thursday… Thanks to this, you won’t spend so much time cleaning on one specific day. If you’re used to doing big cleaning on Saturdays, which takes you almost all day – STOP. Enjoy the weekend and go out with your friends or family, instead of spending the whole day cleaning. Let Saturday be an opportunity for you to spend some time outside the house.
Good habits are key.
The key to keeping your home tidy is to develop good habits. Start your day with making your bed and taking care of yourself. Then make yourself a healthy breakfast. After breakfast, immediately wash the dishes, do the laundry, wipe the countertops, the stove and get to work. All in all, it will take you very little time and working in a neat-looking apartment is much more effective (if you’re working from home).
Putting things back is a good habit as well. Don’t leave your clothes lying in random places. If they are dirty they should simply end up in the laundry basket and the clean ones in the closet. Put away your books on the shelf and your magazines in a box or on a rack. If you do something that involves taking out various accessories, then put everything back in its place after you’re done. Immediately throw the leaflets into the garbage can and dispose of the receipts as soon as you leave the grocery store. Keep the ones that you need in a container in a drawer.
Planning a cleaning schedule is the starting point if you want to give up cleaning the entire house in one day and allocate individual days for specific activities. In addition, what is written turns into tasks that are actually completed. The cleaning plan should be the basis, so you can work much more automatically. Find some printable cleaning schedules along with the division of tasks that will work specifically for you.
Divide the chores up.
Each of the household members should also care for keeping the house in order. There’s no doubts about it, so in your cleaning plan all activities should be split between you and your family members/roommates. The methods of division may be different. It’s best if all household members like to clean other things so this way you can all complement each other. If you simply don’t like cleaning – mix it up. Have someone else mop the floors this week, so you can do it next week. Communication and cooperation is key.
Although we’re not fans of multitasking, as we do not believe that you can do two things well at the same time, the multitasking that we’re talking about here can be useful when cooking, for example. Use the time you spend in the kitchen. Wash or clean the sink, while you’re waiting for your popcorn. Many individual kitchen tasks, such as cleaning the kettle or tidying up the cabinet with cleaning products, can be completed in a few minutes, while you are waiting anyway, e.g. for water to boil.
Hiring house cleaning services can be really useful for busy families. If each of the household members works a lot and would prefer to devote their free time to something other than cleaning, a cleaning company’s help seems to be the perfect solution. It’s worth considering what our needs are: should a cleaner come once a week to take care of something specific, or maybe just once for a one-off deep clean? The choice is yours. Even before choosing a cleaning service, it is a good idea to consider the extent to which you can hire such a company. Take a look at your house or apartment and think about how much should be cleaned to keep it in order? Maybe you will need help more often at the beginning – to deal with the mess, and then for example once every two weeks just to maintain this effect? Before you start looking for the best Chicago cleaning services for you, think about what you’re looking for – it will make it easier for you to hire the right cleaning company and you’ll know what questions to ask.
Why should you hire professional cleaners?
Hiring Chicago apartment cleaning services is often one of the best decisions you can make. Thanks to this, you will have much more time for your hobbies or other duties. In addition, one of the most common reasons for home quarrels is cleaning and the division of chores. By hiring a company such as Your Bright Home, you will save both your time and nerves. The cost of hiring our cleaning company for a few hours a week is so affordable that even middle class families can afford it.
It goes without saying that most of us like cleanliness and order in our surroundings, but we do not always have the time, strength and patience to take care of it on our own. Hiring a cleaning company is a 2-in-1 solution: for cleanliness and gaining the time only for yourself. Call Your Bright Home – Cleaning Services Chicago today and find out what we can do for you!