By Joy Jackson
Cleaning your house can sometimes feel like a full time job.
Once you finally finish the last room it seems like its time to
start right back over again. To end this nerve-wracking cycle,
it is important to have an organized plan.
Start with a system. The most effective system seems to be one
that breaks down all of the cleaning jobs over a period of a
week. With this system you can assign different jobs to
different days and spend less time cleaning your house and more
time relaxing in it.
To use this system, you need to break down your cleaning jobs
into three categories, light cleaning, daily cleaning and deep
cleaning. Light cleaning jobs include dusting, sweeping,
vacuuming and laundry. These jobs can be done just once each
week and completed on different days of the week. Always
schedule the dusting first so that any dirt that is knocked to
the floor will be picked up on vacuuming day.
Daily cleaning jobs are the jobs that need to be done often
when you are cleaning your house. These jobs include tidying
up; doing the dishes and wiping down counters and other highly
used surfaces. By spending at least fifteen minutes each day on
these jobs, you will keep them from building up into a large
mess and also enjoy the feeling of a clean house even when the
other chores have not yet been done.
Deep cleaning jobs such as cleaning the bathroom, mopping and
wiping down the walls and appliances, should be done once a
week. Most people like to schedule these jobs for the weekend
when they have more time to devote to cleaning the house. By
spending an hour or two doing the big jobs on the weekend, you
can enjoy a fresh clean week ahead.
After your system is in place, use the list to assign chores to
all of the members of the family. If each person takes on just
one or two jobs then cleaning your entire house can take no
time at all.
Joy Jackson is a full time mother of 4
children and Cleaning Tip Wizard.