HOME CLEANING GUIDE
Few people enjoy living in a dirty and disorganized home. While keeping a home clean, hygienic and tidy is challenging it needs to be done. Home cleaning can at times be an overwhelming task and maintaining a home that is spotless can often seem impossible.
However, if left a dirty home may become an insurmountable task which is able to discourage even the most enthusiastic among us. It takes an organized effort to transform a home from messy and dirty to clean and organized. The following is a home cleaning guide to help with the tackling of the task.
ORGANIZATION IS THE KEY
Get organized before you start the task of cleaning. Clear away the debris and sort things into their proper places. Pick up the clutter, throw away rubbish and store what needs to be stored. Clear surfaces and floors in anticipation of what is to come. Tidying up alone can sap you of energy so be sure that you approach it in a relaxed manner. Put your favourite music on and dress in old and comfortable clothes. Allocate yourself time to accomplish your task without having to rush and watch the clock. If needed arrange to have a take-out food delivered or stock the fridge with a few delicacies. Keep plenty of water on hand and don’t punish yourself.
Before you begin the great tidy up you need to have nearby a few garbage bags and a few storage containers. As you tidy it will be easy to find a place to put those things you aren’t sure about. Keep your storage containers to a minimum of about three. One will be for items you need to keep, one is for items you will be donating and the last is for items you wish to relocate to other areas of your home. Complete one room at a time before moving to the next. Start with your main living areas first as this will give you the incentive to keep going.
Don’t punish yourself. Organizing your home is the first and the most important step on the ladder to a clean and comfortable home. Take the time you need and make sure that your task is accomplished effectively.
HOME CLEANING TIPS
Apart from organizing your living spaces, clearing away the clutter will help speed up your cleaning time. Having to stop every few seconds to move or pick up something will slow you down. At the end of your cleaning if your home is clean but still messy and untidy you won’t feel the benefits or sacrifices you have put into cleaning.
Before you begin home cleaning, gather together all the cleaning supplies you will need. Keep them in a bin or bucket, or create an apron with pockets that will not only serve to protect your clothes, but will ensure that wherever you are cleaning you will be fully prepared. In this bin or apron you will need to keep dusters, rags, window cleaner, furniture polish, anti-bacterial sprays, detergents, garbage bags and carpet cleaner. You will also need a bucket, mop and vacuum cleaner.
ESTABLISH A STRATEGY
Cleaning effectively relies not only on the correct cleaning supplies but also on a well planned methodology. It is recommended that you completely clean one room at a time before moving to the next.
Start from the back rooms so that you don’t tramp dirt or dust through your newly cleaned rooms. The strategy many professional cleaners employ is from top to bottom and in a circular pattern. Start with ceilings using a damp cloth or duster to clean away dust and cobwebs. Move onto the walls and then windows. After this you can concentrate on furniture or counter tops, bookshelves and desks before moving onto the floor.
This strategy will not only save you time but once a room has been completed it will give you the incentive to move onto the next.
A dirty and disorganized home has the ability to change your mood and your lifestyle. A dirty home can breed viruses and bacteria and can be a health hazard to all who live or enter it.
Once you have cleared away the clutter you can arrange a schedule that suits your lifestyle. We all want a clean home and cleaning your home is about nothing more than consistency, commitment and pride.