Every mother likes to keep their house neat and tidy. We pride ourselves on home presentation and don’t like mess one bit. But sadly, our families rarely think the same way. It’s easy for our homes to get messy, especially around Winter time. Winter is the season where the kids are on holiday, so spend way more time in the house. As a result, the house starts to look a lot worse.
So what do you do? You have a big Winter clean up of course! Have a read of some tips below to help you when cleaning your house this Winter.
Tidy One Room At A Time
The best way to clean your home is to do it one room at a time. Instead of drifting between rooms, you should focus on one room and stay in there until the job is done. I’d recommend you clean the main rooms first. Start with your living room, and then the kitchen, bathroom and dining room. These are the rooms people are likely to spend the most time in and see the most of, so make sure they’re cleaned first. It can also help if you split each room into sections and focussed on specific things to do. E.g. For the bathroom, focus on cleaning the sink first, and then the bath/shower and finish with the floor.
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Make People Clean Their Own Bedrooms
To save time when cleaning the house, make people clean their own rooms. Normally, it’s hard to pinpoint who’s made all the mess around the house. There’s no way to prove who made the lounge messy or who left the bathroom in bad shape. But, it’s pretty obvious who the culprit of a messy bedroom is!! Don’t feel the need to clean your children’s bedrooms, they should do it themselves. You’ve got a lot on your plate as it is, the last thing you need is to fix their mess too. Making them do this is also a good way to teach them a lesson in looking after themselves and independence. They’ll learn that not everything in life is going to be done for them.
Throw Out Unwanted Stuff
Instead of keeping lots of things lying around the house, it’s better if you just throw them out. There are lots of things you can recycle, but some stuff needs taking to a tip. To save you the trouble of loading your car up and driving somewhere to dispose of the waste, just buy a skip bin instead. You can get skip bins delivered outside your home and ready for you to throw all the junk in. Then, when it’s full, it will get carried away by whoever you bought it from. No hassle for you whatsoever! It’s especially useful if you’re clearing your garage out and have lots of old equipment like fridges, microwaves or beds.
If you’re due for a big home clean up, then follow the tips I’ve mentioned here. They’re going to make life a whole lot easier for you, and should cut down on time. It will make cleaning less of a chore and far quicker to do.