Cleaning Tips for Busy Lifestyles


One of the biggest reasons why people have trouble keeping their homes clean these days is that they just don’t have time to do the Cleaning the way that they used to. With very full schedules and not a lot of time cleaning takes a back seat to other priorities like spending time with the family.

Cleaning the house doesn’t have to take up all your free time though. Use these tips to make cleaning chores fit into your lifestyle easily:

Multi Task When You’re Cleaning

As you’re putting groceries away throw away the old spoiled food and wipe out the inside of the fridge and cupboards with a wet cloth or cleaning cloth. The more tasks you can accomplish at once the more cleaning you can get done in a short amount of time.  Dust, wipe down the counters, or put the dishes in the dishwasher while you’re on the phone or cooking.

Use Cleaning Wipes

They might cost a little more but multi use cleaning wipes are worth cost. You can grab a few wipes and move from the kitchen to the dining room to the bathroom without having to change cleaners or worry about rags. You can throw them away and get on with your life.  If you’re worried about the environment look online for tutorials that will show you how to make environmentally friendly wipes that will stay moist in an airtight container.  There are many other cleaning supplies on the market which can make the job just that little easier and quicker.

Have Everyone Take Off Their Shoes At The Door

If you simply don’t have time to wash the hardwood floors everyday or vacuum everyday put a shoe rack by the front door and have everyone start removing their shoes as they come in. This will keep a lot of the dirt and debris localized to the front door area and allows you to vacuum or mop just once or twice a week.

Schedule Time For Major Cleaning

Once a week schedule a few hours for major cleaning tasks like cleaning the bathroom, washing the floors, or doing the laundry. You may not get everything done in the time you have scheduled but at least you’ll be able to make a dent in the major chores that need to be done without interruption.

Hire A Cleaning Person To Come In And Clean Once A Week

If you really don’t have time to tackle the major cleaning chores every week then stop fighting a losing battle and hire someone from a cleaning service to come in and clean the house thoroughly once a week. If you look around you can find someone who charges rates you can afford.  After the house is thoroughly cleaned you can just do simple cleaning throughout the week and the house will still look great.

Unfortunately it is just one of those things which we have to do and some of us (like me) just really hate doing it.  On the flipside, there are also a lot of people who enjoy cleaning and those who do it for a profession.  Being ‘house proud’ is a wonderful quality for a person and taking pride in what we do bring satisfaction.  However you feel, the need for Cleaning of our houses will always be around!


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