Have you decided to be more organized and clean this year? This is an excellent resolution! Organization and tidiness not only improve your physical environment, but studies have shown that they also help your mood and emotional state. We’d love to help you with this resolution, so we have created this list of tips to get you on your way.
To keep your home clean all year round, you will want to start with outlining:
What areas need to be cleaned?
Make a list of the areas for cleaning. Your list might look like this:
- Master Bedroom
- Son’s bedroom
- Daughter’s bedroom
- Grandma’s bedroom
- Master Bath
- Guest Bath
- Main floor Bath
- Living Room
- Laundry Room
- Family Room
You may consider adding more areas that you want to be sure are addressed through the year, such as a crawlspace or attic, covered patio, or shed. It should be on your list if you want it to be part of your annual organization and cleaning plan. Next, determine…
When do they need to be cleaned?
Once you have your list of areas, note when things need to be cleaned. It may be helpful to break down components of the room. No need to get too complicated; simply go into the room and look around and ask yourself:
- When does laundry need to be done for this room?
- When does trash need to be removed?
- When do floors need to be swept, mopped, or vacuumed?
- When does dusting need to occur?
- Does this area need a deep clean, such as the insides of a closet, appliance, or vents?
You won’t treat every area the same way, so it’s good to note what requirements each room has in order to add it to your calendar for keeping your home clean all year round.
Now, you are ready for the next step…
How will you accomplish this?
Making an appointment to get every task done is the easiest way to chunk the big projects into manageable, ongoing tasks. The above two steps have set the groundwork for this. You may have discovered what needs to happen daily or weekly and can lump those tasks together to handle them all at once at a recurring time.
Building a routine keeps everyone on top of responsibilities.
- Putting dishes away before bed every night
- Having laundry in the hamper at a particular time and day of the week
- Cleaning floors every Sunday
- Dusting on the third Saturday of every month
Maybe every 15th of the month, you block a few hours to take on a special project, like organizing a cupboard or closet or tossing out trash from the garage, basement, or shed.
Every plan you make must be doable – so take the time to set it up for success by breaking it down into manageable steps and making an appointment, and then do them. This may also help you see what can be delegated to your family members or a cleaning service.
Consider hiring a cleaning service
Today’s families are busy. If Saturdays are full of your daughter’s sporting events, or your hobbies, for example, then hiring a cleaning service to do weekly chores can help you stay on top of a clean home.
Keeping your home clean all year round without missing out on things that detract from family or your time is a solid win. Your cleaning company will handle the weekly tasks, such as dusting, taking out the trash, cleaning the bathroom, floor care, and more.
Equipped with a list of what you want to be done, where, and how often, is something to share with your cleaning company. You can remove it from your list, knowing it will get handled, and you can focus on the bigger organizing projects and, of course, your relationships.
Contact A Cleaning Service today to get a quote, meet us, or ask questions. Here’s to a healthy, happy new year!