If you are a single mum, stay-at-home mum or a mum who works outside the home, you probably feel as if you never have enough time in a day to properly clean your home. Many mums become overwhelmed by the sheer number of obligations in their life and trying to accomplish everything in one day. The first step is to relax and enact the following five cleaning tips.
Do not try to clean the entire house in one fell swoop. Take 10 or 15 minutes and either dust, vacuum or clean one room at a time. You can accomplish a great deal in 15 minutes, including cleaning up a bathroom or unloading and loading the dishwasher. If you spread your cleaning throughout your day into easier and more manageable segments, it will help you get your house clean without you feeling overwhelmed.
Enlist Help From Your Children:
Little kids love being a helper to mum. The possibilities are endless when assigning each child a few age appropriate chores. The key here is to acknowledge your child's standards for cleanliness are different from your own; however, they will improve with age and practice.
• Children are able to put their books and toys away properly.
• They can make their bed.
• Children can learn to load a dishwasher or place dishes in the sink.
• Older children can be assigned the chore of vacuuming or sweeping the floor.
Pick Up Clutter Throughout The Day:
Clutter in a home with children is a given but will make a home seem messier. Make it a habit to pick up any stray belongings and put them away as you walk through a room. Never leave a room empty handed. Create solutions for everyday clutter. Designate a spot for mail and school papers, so they are not strewn about your home. Place a laundry basket in every bedroom, this way you only need to retrieve the basket and not spend time gathering dirty clothes off the floor.
Divide and Conquer:
Make a schedule and divide cleaning tasks to a different day of the week. Create a rotating schedule to accomplish all of the chores needing to be done in weekly increments, such as every Monday is clean the bathroom day, Tuesday is dusting day and so on. A set schedule will keep you on track and your home will be clean.
Simplifying recycling helps you maintain a clean home while teaching your children about social responsibility. Designate different recycling bins for different items. Have one bin each for paper, glass and cans. These bins will help eliminate clutter from your home. If you do not have recycling pickup at your home, plan bi-monthly trips to the recycling center to avoid accumulating too many items to recycle at one time.
And for that little extra help investing in good quality house hold appliances such as robot vacuum cleaners would strike a chore off your list and give you that little bit of extra time.
Tom is a tech head and is currently studying computer engineering. He loves everything to do with technology and writes these blogs hoping that it will help those who are not to savvy when it comes to basic tech knowledge.