Work can get in the way of life, sometimes. It can have a significant impact on the number of hours available for cleaning, self-care, family and other obligations that require your attention. While some chores can be put off for a while, others simply cannot.
More specifically, putting off your household cleaning may appear to be a harmless compromise, but if left to accumulate, it may take up more of your time than necessary. There are certain ways to save time when cleaning, but you may want to consider hiring a professional cleaning company to ensure that the job is done efficiently and to a high standard. Here are our top five cleaning tips for busy people.
1. Clean every day
When it comes to keeping your home clean and neat, a little goes a long way. The ultimate goal of this strategy is to ensure that you have much less to clean at the end of your week. By cleaning a little bit every day, you can spread out the chores and free up more time on your weekend. There are some excellent natural cleaning solutions that are inexpensive to make at home and that are more environmentally friendly. Try these solutions when you’re cleaning on a daily basis.
2. Micro-clean throughout the day
The idea behind this approach is to do specific chores or break up large tasks into manageable chunks. By the end of the day, you will have completed various things without realising it. If a task takes less than one minute to complete, do it now! Making a conscious effort to put objects away immediately after use can improve a cluttered home. It only takes a few seconds to gather all the cups, glasses or dishes and place them in the sink.
3. Clean out the refrigerator on rubbish collection day
After seven days of family meals, leftover food and groceries may expire before they can be eaten. One simple cleaning tip is to empty out your fridge on a weekly basis. Try to time it with your rubbish collection to avoid odours in the kitchen. Discard outdated condiments and decaying vegetables once a week as this is an excellent way to keep your refrigerator clean and prevent food from sitting in the bin for too long.
4. Make your bed every morning
A neatly made bed makes a bedroom look clean and tidy. By making your bed every morning, you achieve the first task of the day, which can motivate you to do more throughout the day. It also encourages you to create a peaceful environment in which you can relax and unwind after a long day at work. If the space exudes tidiness, you are more likely to hang your clothes, store your gym bag in the closet and keep your books neatly stacked.
5. Get the family involved
Having the entire family work around the house can ensure that your home is clean and orderly, while also teaching your children the value of helping out. Creating a weekly list of chores for each family member is good practise. These can be five-minute jobs that can be tackled after school and work. This will minimise that amount of work for just one person and will help to keep your home clean in a quick and simple manner.
A plan of action and a commitment to follow-through are essential for every well-maintained home. Making a conscious effort to clean every day, putting objects away immediately after use, emptying out the fridge on rubbish day, making your bed and engaging the entire family will ensure that you have much less work to do at the end of the week. For your professional household cleaning needs, contact IWESCO today.
IWESCO offers specialised cleaning and waste control services to industrial and commercial customers in South Africa. These services are aimed at minimising our customers’ impact on the environment. Our services also include pest control, garden maintenance, fogging and disinfecting. Our staff are highly trained to offer the most professional services. IWESCO is a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier with ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.
We are a one-stop shop for all your contract cleaning and waste control needs and have a national footprint. Our head office is located in Tshwane but we can provide services to any industrial and commercial client in the major metropolitan areas around South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Mbombela and more.