Spring has officially sprung, so it is time for spring cleaning. Last week, we discussed natural solutions for cleaning your home to help you prepare for a fresh and clean spring. This week, we will go over a simple cleaning routine that can work for even the busiest of schedules.
The secret to a successful and manageable cleaning routine is to divide and conquer so you don’t have a mountain of work on the weekend. We recommend dividing cleaning tasks into daily and weekly categories. Daily cleaning tasks are what keep your home tidy most of the time. Select one weekly task to complete each day. By dividing your cleaning tasks into categories, you can have a visitor-ready home every day of the week with just 20 minutes of effort each day.
Making your bed is a great, and clean way to begin your day. Navy SEAL William H. McRaven said, “If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day.” Making your bed sets the tone for a productive day and also helps your bedroom look pulled together.
Staying on top of laundry each day will help you to avoid a pile of laundry on the weekend. If you have a load of dirty laundry, make sure to wash, dry and put it away the same day. This will also help to keep your couch or dining room table laundry-free.
Other daily tasks include checking the floors and removing debris, wiping kitchen counters after each meal, checking bathroom counters, and putting items back where they belong after use to minimize clutter.
Weekly tasks can be rotated throughout the week. Select one task each day of the week to keep your home in clean condition.
•Bathrooms – Clean sinks, toilets, baths and showers.
•Dusting – Dust surfaces around your home. Don’t forget the blinds!
•Vacuum – Vacuum rugs and carpets to remove dust, dirt and other debris.
•Mop – Mop solid surfaces to keep your floors sparkling.
•Change Bedding – Keep your bed inviting by changing your sheets weekly.
•Miscellaneous – Life happens, so use one day a week to catch up on things that you may have missed earlier in the week.
•Rest – Take a day to rest and relax in your clean home!