Being at the head of a home requires a lot of responsibility, and your work can seem like it’s never done. This is especially true when it comes to cleaning. There’s never an end to the mess. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to spend all of your time scrubbing, wiping, and vacuuming. You can make your home a little easier to clean with the following tips.
Set a schedule for how you clean it
If you have to do so, then it really can be vital to ensure that you have a cleaning schedule that fits your needs. For instance, cleaning when the home is active and the kids are awake can prove difficult, indeed. Instead, breaking your overall cleaning plans into different tasks and splitting those tasks amongst different days, or tackling different rooms each day, can help you break it down into more manageable chores that can be more easily fit into a busy parenting life. It’s also a good idea to start with tasks that don’t involve any reaching or bending, as you don’t want to tire out your body earlier into each cleaning session.
Opt for smoother materials in the home
Soft furnishings, including carpets, drapes, and the like are always going to take a lot more time to clean and will require things like a hoover to really lift the dirt. While smaller soft furnishings rugs and throws are more manageable, you should think about opting for smoother and easier-to-clean materials for the floors and window treatments, such as blinds and PVC floors that are much easier to simply mop or wipe clean.
Don’t let your windows drag you down
If you have to spend a lot of time wiping your windows clean but especially their frames, then you might want to look at replacing them as well. There are a lot of benefits to working with a window and siding company, but one of the often overlooked ones is the fact that timber frames are a lot harder to clean than the materials used in modern windows such as PVC and aluminum. Replacing your windows might be an upgrade that’s long overdue for your home and can take a nice chunk of time out of your cleaning schedule.
Mind the home’s HVAC
You might well be wondering how things like the air conditioner and ventilation can have such an impact on the cleanliness of the home. However, a lot of the dust that you clean can be circulated through these systems and if dust is allowed to build up in them, then your entire HVAC system will be spreading dust through the home, reducing air quality and giving you more to clean. Having your systems serviced at least once a year and replacing the ventilation filters and air filters more regularly can ensure this doesn’t happen.
With the tips above, you should hopefully have a much more organized approach to how you clean your home, making it easier to keep up with and freeing more time to spend with your family.
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