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Everyone loves a clean home, but usually, no one likes to clean. On the other hand, those who enjoy cleaning sometimes have the baby to take care of or other crucial office stuff to handle. Because of this, there is a need to balance both the house cleaning and other duties.
This means you need to simplify cleaning your home. This way, you will have more free time and less cleaning time.
So, how do you go about it? Pros follow these tasks to simplify cleaning.
Delegate Urgent Tasks
Did you know that getting overwhelmed by cleaning tasks can make it impossible to accomplish anything? Everyone has experienced this. You have too much to accomplish within a specific time. All duties are crucial, but there is not enough time for each task!
Delegating tasks helps to ensure that you don’t overwork and end up getting overwhelmed. Delegating, too, helps you focus on what you can handle, while the other person handles what you assigned them.
Take Ownership Of Your Time
Most times, you have a lot of tasks to accomplish not just one. It makes you wish you had more hours in a day. But that’s impossible. So, take ownership of your time!
Today, before you retire to bed, have a schedule for tomorrow’s crucial duties. Assign every task a specific duration. Remember to include some relaxing time as well. After all, you are not a machine.
So, tomorrow, when you wake up, you know exactly where to start and how long to do each task. Hence, cleaning becomes easier and fast!
Dedicate A Special Room To Kids
If you are a mother with small, active kids, you know how challenging it is to keep a single room clean, let alone the entire house, right?
Apart from that, ensuring that everything is its rightful place can also be tricky as the kids mess up everything when they are playing.
How about you dedicate a particular room for your kids to use when playing? Paint the wall and decorate it with cartoons they love or animals they like.
Neatly store toys in there and ensure they always clean the room when they are done playing. This way, they will stay out of the other rooms, and you will not have to clean them all daily.
Soak Before Cleaning
I do this all the time. And I can tell you without a doubt; this trick saves you time.
Let me explain.
Soaking dishes makes the cooked-on food to become soft fast. This way you don’t need to spend a lot of time scrubbing. Just a few minutes and your dishes will be clean.
You can use hot or cold water to soak. If, however, you want to start washing shortly after soaking, then it is better to soak the dishes in warm water.
You might as well add some dish soap too. Dish soap helps a lot, especially if your dishes are oily. Happy cleaning, guys!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.