When it comes to housekeeping skills you need to learn, they are very simple, they will save you time, however, you still have to clean and tidy up!
They are simple enough for everyone to follow and easy to put into practice no matter how busy your schedule.
If you don’t practice these skills you might find housework becomes more of a chore and not something enjoyable!
Keeping your home clean and organized is a skill, it’s something you have to learn!
How To Keep Your House Clean
Life is tough when you’re an adult, cleaning, washing, and organizing is all part of being an adult unless you are lucky enough to afford to pay someone else to do these tasks for you!
You need a cleaning plan, one that’s easy to follow and fits in with your life and schedule!
It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you do need to tackle the cleaning and organizing of your home on a regular basis!
How To Keep A Clean House
You have to make tasks easy!
If you make them too hard to complete, you prolong the task and increase the chance of not finishing the task!
- You have all heard the saying ‘you are a woman, so you can multi-task’; well this advice is so wrong. Multi-tasking leads to unfinished tasks and adds to your frustration and anger. If you want to make progress, complete tasks around your home, and not spend hours cleaning, then you must stop multi-tasking. This is where I struggle, I don’t mean to multi-task I just get distracted when the next item I need to do pops into my head. I have forgotten to turn on the washing machine or the oven on and this affects the rest of my day! I’m determined to do just one job at a time!
- Pay attention to the things that bug you the most- I am not talking about everything being perfect. If you have something that annoys you, get that item done first; maybe you won’t notice the rest! For me it is the floors, if they are dirty then the whole house can feel like a total mess even if it isn’t that bad! So, if I keep the floors clean the rest of the house doesn’t feel as bad. This means I do my cleaning in the wrong order, I like to start with the vacuuming and floor cleaning and then I feel better and less fussy when I do the rest of the cleaning.
- Get help, if others live with you then get them to help. Share tasks with your partner; get your children cleaning too. It is easier to start the children off when they are young to help you clean, rather than trying to get a teenager to move! You don’t have to do it all yourself, you can and should ask for help. I work from home and this makes it easier for me to do some of the housekeeping tasks between my work, during the day. However, my other half knows that he needs to do somethings, too. We work as a team and we both know what needs doing and when!
If you are new to keeping your home clean and tidy it’s difficult to do all the things that you need to do because it can easily become overwhelming!
It’s important to find out how clean and tidy you feel happy with, it’s often easier to stick to this than trying to maintain something that you are struggling with!
You need to find that balance!
How To Clean Your Home
How you tackle the cleaning in your home will depend on a number of different factors, including your personal circumstances!
What’s important is finding a schedule that works for you and your family and you try and stick to it.
It’s difficult to find a routine or a system that will work, you might need to make a few tweaks along the way, but that is part of the process of finding out what works for you and what doesn’t!
Take the time to work out what you need to clean, this helps to break down those big tasks into smaller more manageable tasks that are quick and easy to complete!
If you are getting family members involved remember to think of their age and any commitments that they have, this can have an effect on the time they have available for cleaning tasks!
It’s great to write a list or to sign up to a free calendar system like Cozi Family Organizer who specialize in providing calendars that all family members can access making sure that the whole process runs a little bit smoother!
So, don’t multitask, it will just cause more problems than it will solve! Take note of the areas that bug you the most and tackle those first and lastly get help if you can, you don’t have to do it alone!