10 Home Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier!!

One of the most trying and tedious aspects of our lives that we all must inevitably face on a daily basis is that of cleaning. While it is most certainly a daunting task, there are always ways to make it a little bit easier on ourselves, while ensuring that there are no cut corners and our homes look squeaky clean.

Today, we bring you a few tips on how to make things significantly easier on ourselves.

1. Get Organized

This is easily the most trying part of cleaning. However, the more organized you are, the better you can actually stay on top of keeping your home clean.

Go through each room of your house and work through everything. Get rid of old magazines, newspapers, paid bills, etc. Keep in mind that your home always has more space than you think it does. Keep bills in a binder, get a small basket to store your keys and outgoing mail, get some wall hooks to make an area for your family’s backpacks and coats.

There are so many highly useful ways to better manage the flow of your home in terms of organization, and once you are organized, you will be able to see more clearly what needs to be kept clean and dusted every few days and what only needs occasional attention.

  1. Go Room to Room

A common mistake that many people make is getting overwhelmed and overlooking the task that they initially started. Make yourself a room to room checklist in order of the rooms that you use the most and get one room successfully cleaned at a time instead of trying to tackle them all at once.

  1. TBLR

Perhaps you have heard the decades old saying, Top to Bottom, Left to Right. This is a fantastic way to be sure that you are not overlooking any area of the room that you are cleaning. Not to mention the fact that you won’t have to go over another area.

For instance, if you do your floors first, and then wipe down your counters, you are inevitably going to have to re-do your floors.

  1. Set Reasonable Goals

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t tackle your entire home in one day. Start small and set a reasonable goal for yourself.

Make a list of “Today I will get to: …”

If you get to the bathroom, kitchen and your kids rooms, great! You can clear the other rooms the following day! Nobody’s perfect, do what you can and be proud of what you accomplished!

  1. Spring Clean

To follow-up on setting reasonable goals, one great way to stay on top of all of your housecleaning is to Spring Clean once a month. A good spring cleaning is taking one day a month to not just clean your house, but to do all of the daunting, more trying tasks that you may not be able to tackle with your general clean. Some of these include, but are certainly not limited to: cleaning the air vents, dusting ceiling fans, window washing, cleaning the fridge, etc.

Talk to your family and introduce the once-a-month campaign as a family activity. Get everyone to pull their weight, but do it in a one-more-fun-thing-to-do way.

  1. Get Help

It really is okay to admit that you need help. Getting some, either a person that’s paid to do it or asking a friend or family member, are all great ways to get on top of your housecleaning without becoming a victim of the nobody’s-helping way of thinking.

Just ask and you might just be surprised.

  1. Set yourself up for success by choosing the right tools

So much of the frustration of cleaning comes from simply not having the right tools to do the job – especially a vacuum cleaner.

Adjust the choice of a vacuum cleaner to your budget.

Think about it – how great would it be unleash a robot vacuum to do most of the dirty work while you’re watching re-runs of Friends and then just doing the finishing touches with your high-end steamer of floor cleaner.

If you can afford it, that’s great.

But if you can’t, get yourself a reasonably-priced vacuum that’s versatile and works well both for both hard floors and carpets.

  1. Cheer yourself up

Have you ever bought some new workout clothes so that you feel inspired to workout more?

This is a great tip for when it comes down to housecleaning as well. When you have all of the right tools at your disposal, that you actually enjoy using and get the job done with ease, then you are certainly going to feel significantly more inspired to do the job.

You deserve it.

  1. Know your stuff

Did you ever find yourself stuck trying to clean that one stubborn stain on your bathtub or floor, getting irritated and giving up?

Most of us have.

Instead of tackling the common issues just by applying more power, be smart about it. Think about what areas of your home give you the most grief and take some time to do some reading and do thing the easiest ways possible.

  • for wine stains, use a mix of warm water, white vinegar and dishwashing liquid
  • for hard floor stains, use a cotton cloth with a dash of hydrogen peroxide
  • for acrylic bathtubs, use bleach based cleaners and plastic wraps

It’s the 21st century and the internet is a great source of tips like these.

  1. Stay organized with printable lists

printable’s and checklist are overlooked.

One great tip is to make a weekly cleaning sheet. For instance, Monday: Kitchen and Bathrooms. Tuesday: Kid’s Rooms and Living Room… When you can break down your cleaning to daily, organized tasks, you will find that your home stays cleaner, longer and it is far easier to stay on top of everything.

Have Fun

This should probably have been the first tip – house cleaning doesn’t have to be hard. We really do put that on ourselves.

Throw on some of your favorite tunes, have a glass of wine and make some time for yourself!

Not only will the time pass faster, but you’ll feel better as well.

Comments

  1. Tamra Phelps says

    Lord, I hate house cleaning, lol. I usually crank up the music to make it pass quicker & to make me happier.

  2. I always listen to my fave songs when I am cleaming. Great tips as always, Connie.

  3. I like to have fun music on when I clean.

  4. Kate Sarsfield says

    My problem with housework, other than the fact that it is a CHORE, is that I get distracted. Well, I call it multi-tasking, the others call it never finishing what I start!

  5. I feel like most of my life is spent (or wasted?) cleaning a room. I like to pump up fun and peppy music to keep myself motivated or otherwise, I don’t wanna do it.

  6. Great tips! I struggle with this a lot. I try to get it done but It’s so hard to make the time with a full time job.

  7. Eri Yunantara says

    I’m happy to cleaning my house especially my room ?

  8. Kelly Kimmell says

    I don’t like mundane household chores. But, Lord knows that if I don’t do it then it won’t get done. Yes, I believe you have to make it as fun as you can.

  9. All great tips and tricks! I love spring cleaning and the refreshed feeling afterwards 🙂

  10. I have always found that if you do a daily clean-up you never have a major cleaning day in front of you. I know this is hard when you are working but a few minutes everyday will save you at the end of the week….

  11. Kate Sarsfield says

    My Mum tried her best to get us to clean up as we went along but I’m afraid I have more of a ‘let-it-build-up-till-I-can’t-take-it-anymore’ attitude! Life’s too flipping short to worry about what I call ‘clean’ dirt!