It is possible to burn up to 100-200 calories per cleaning session.
Who would have thought that gliding around the kitchen, bending to pick up cleaning products, and swiping the table with a sponge could make you trim and sexy, too?
In addition to its obvious health benefits, a clean home can reduce your stress level and lower your risk of injury. While many of us love the order and harmony of a tidy living space, our work-week schedules frequently leave us overwhelmed at the thought of additional chores.
You may be surprised at how little time you actually need to spruce up your pad. With a little creativity, it is possible to create the perfect schedule for a spotless nest.
Set Your Priorities
You may be home infrequently during the week and find that you just need a couple of rooms to retreat to. If you have a busy family schedule, places like the dining room, living room, and kitchen may be the only spots you can fix up after work, activities, and homework have been attended to.
As long as you are comfortable in the space you are living in, it is fine to set your own cleaning schedule. Don’t be discouraged by the cleaning habits of those who are home during the week, or who have fewer responsibilities than you do. It is fine to leave more weighty chores for the weekend.
Create a Checklist
Even the most organized among us need a little reminder from time to time. Create a checklist that will look attractive in your space with stylish colors, classy trim, and artful lettering.
You should have a daily, weekly, and monthly checklist that helps you meet your cleaning goals regularly. After a while, you will be able to ditch the list because your responsibilities will become habits.
Your daily chores are the minimum requirements for keeping your space sanitary. They include wiping down sinks, emptying the wastebins, and wiping down counter spaces.
In your bedroom, be sure to make your bed each morning and put dirty clothes in the laundry baskets. Daily kitchen tasks include washing dishes, emptying the dishwasher, and spraying off the table. In your living room, neaten up the pillows and clean up any toys or crumbs that may have made their way in.
It is important to disinfect your bathroom sink every day. More time-consuming bathroom chores can be left for the weekend.
Each week, you can throw out any expired food and mop the floors in your kitchen and bathroom. It is also a good time to wipe down appliances.
Cleaning your mirrors and windows with a simple spray-and-wipe is also a good weekend activity for keeping your home looking open and bright. Kids love to help with this one!
Vacuuming is another chore that should be performed at least weekly. Be sure your room is de-cluttered before you suck up the dust.
Some families leave laundry for the weekends. It helps to divide up tasks like transporting and folding so no one feels too burdened with the dirty clothes. You may even ask your spouse fold laundry while watching the game!
Each month, you can strip sheets of your bed and wash them along with the blankets. It is also a good time to clean up the spots on the wall, scour out the oven, wash the baseboards, and vacuum the furniture.
Windows can get a squeaky scrubbing from bottom to top every month.
Get Some Help
If your schedule is too crammed to attend to weekly necessities, consider hiring a competent cleaning service, preferably one with excellent reviews. Be sure you request a quote beforehand, and find out what will get cleaned for what you pay.
Create Your Perfect Schedule
Once you have decided which chores you wish to complete each day, week, and month, you will be ready to create your perfect schedule.
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