Americans spend an average of six hours each week cleaning their homes, but still wonder if it’s enough, the Ascent reports. Keeping a clean and tidy family home can be a challenge at the best of times. But now, if the whole family is stuck indoors during the coronavirus lockdown, this task suddenly becomes even more difficult. Establishing a household cleaning routine is essential for keeping a clean, tidy and sane household. Follow these cleaning tips below.
Keep a checklist
Keeping a checklist can help keep the whole family stay on top of their daily chores and prevent the grime from building up — yes, get the children to help too! A daily cleaning checklist could include chores like unloading the dishwasher, wiping taps and doorknobs, and cleaning kitchen counters, while a weekly checklist could cover tasks like dusting and vacuuming. It can also help to keep designated cleaning times, so you won’t forget to fit the cleaning in no matter how hectic things are.
Clean floors fast
Maintaining a clean floor free from dirt and bacteria should be a top priority. However, this can be a tall task in a busy home. Household Advice recommend the combined effect of mops and heat to combat the problem. Steam mops are effective tools that can make cleaning floors a breeze. They provide a quicker and deeper clean than regular mops. They’re also much easier to use than heat steamers. Simply wipe the mop over your floor, and the heat acts fast to dissolve and remove dirt, germs and bacteria — water does the job fine; there’s no need to use soap.
Declutter and organize
While cleaning isn’t the most enjoyable activity, having a streamlined system in place can make sure you get the job done fast and efficiently. When you establish a routine, daily chores won’t get ahead of you and you can more easily stay in control of the situation. You can therefore make your home a more enjoyable place to live for the whole family.