Our homes are something we tend to take great pride in: a clean, well looked-after house reflects well on the owner. Most of us wouldn’t mind being judged a domestic god or goddess, solely on the basis of our interior living arrangements. So, how to develop a quick and easy cleaning schedule to ensure your home is always clean and tidy? Well, a dedicated cleaning checklist – a ‘cheat sheet’ – will help anyone keep his or her home tidy. Here’s a 4-step guide to constructing your own cleaning schedule:
Make a Realistic Cleaning Schedule
The problem with having big ambitions for creating and keeping a tidy household is that, for most of us, our lives – and one or two clumsy cleaning disasters – tend to just get in the way.
So, before you come up with a personalised cleaning schedule, try to think about how your paper plan will measure up to reality, and adjust your expectations accordingly. Think about scheduling cleaning for the times during the week when you have a spare couple of hours and plenty of energy.
If you have roommates, a partner, or other family members in the household, then allocate tasks or responsibility for the cleaning to a single person on a rotational basis, but, again, be realistic about the extent to which that person can contribute.