Many people often find cleaning therapeutic and some find it to be an effective stress reliever; however, if you don’t share the Monica Geller gene, cleaning can be just another tedious chore on your never-ending to-do list.
Unfortunately, it’s not something that you can avoid forever. A clean and hygienic living environment is necessary for your overall health. Overall a tidy space improves mood, concentration, and productivity.
In this post, we’re sharing our best tips to make cleaning feel like a breeze. Let’s dive in.
1. Set a Timer
Dedicating your entire weekend to cleaning is probably not your idea of fun. You’re more likely to want to kick back, go out with friends or relax at home. Well, the good news is that you don’t need to spend your weekend cleaning. Instead, set a 20-minute timer on your phone and challenge yourself to clean as much as you can.
2. One Room at a Time
No matter how careful you’re about keeping your home spotless, dust has a mind of its own. If you have kids and pets then there is no way your house will remain clean for long. Rather than trying to clean the entire house, start with the rooms that need your attention the most. We would suggest focusing on the kitchen and living room and then moving on to bedrooms and bathrooms.
3. Clean As You Go
Many people have a habit of leaving a huge mess on the kitchen counter after cooking, but there is always downtime when you’re cooking, as usually something is boiling or roasting. Instead of scrolling through Instagram, use this time to quickly pack everything away. This way you won’t have to worry about cleaning up after the meal.
4. Always Make Your Bed
Something as simple as making your bed first thing in the morning has a plethora of benefits. Not only do you come back to a fresh bed, but it also gives you a sense of accomplishment. An added benefit if you have unexpected guests, you don’t have to stress about a messy room.
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6. Make It Fun
Cleaning is usually monotonous, but it doesn’t have to be. Why not make it fun? Apply a refreshing face mask, put on your favourite tune, and pour yourself a glass of wine. If you’re struggling to declutter, invite your friends to help you out.
7. Ask for Help
Cleaning is an exhausting and time-consuming task and doing it all by yourself can create feelings of resentment. Whether you live with roommates or family, ask everyone to do their part. Recruit the little ones and ask them to pack their toys away when they’re done playing.
8. Technology is Your Friend
Balancing a full-time job with endless household chores can seem impossible. Thanks to technology though, you can save significant time cleaning. Invest in devices such as a robot vacuum cleaner and self-cleaning ovens to save time and energy.
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9. Invest in Storage
You can ensure minimal mess if everything in your home has a place. Purchase adequate storage solutions to keep your space organized.
10. Wash Smaller Batches
So, you promised yourself that you would do laundry on the weekend and now three weekends have passed and you don’t have any clean underwear? You can easily avoid such situations by doing laundry in smaller batches during the week, rather than waiting for the weekend.
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