It is no secret that being a mom is just like any other full-time job. Mums always have busy lives while trying to take care of their families and homes. It is even harder if for mums who are working outside their homes. If you are one of the busy mums, then these cleaning hacks will change your life.
1) Stick to a cleaning routine
Just as you plan for other activities, also make a plan for your cleaning chores. Sit down and draw a balanced schedule to ensure that each task is assigned a specific time of the week. Once you get used to the routine, you will complete most of the cleaning tasks without stressing over them.
2) Skip folding the laundry
Laundry can be time-consuming, especially if you have several kids at home. So, instead of folding your laundry, hang everything. After all, hanging clothes will make them easier to find.
3) Have your cleaning materials ready
Store your cleaning supplies in places where they are used. For instance, stores your bathroom cleaning supplies in the bathroom. Keep items such as disinfectant wipes, paper towels, toilet bowl cleaner and cloves under the sink on each bathroom.
4) Declutter frequently
I know it is hard to throw or give away stuff you are not using, especially if spent a lot of money on those items. But, you will soon realise that letting things go will make your cleaning easier.
5) Don’t aim for perfection
While there is nothing wrong with being perfect, sometimes it causes disappointments, especially when you fail to clean some areas due to limited time. You don’t have to take all your time to ensure your home is perfect. A simpler way to clean the house is to clean the most visible parts of your home. This way, you will feel fairly organised and satisfied at the same time.
6) Keep away your dirty stuff
Hide dirty laundry and dishes. This trick will come in handy if visitors pop up over a short notice and you don’t have time to clean dishes. When some things are out of site, your home will look tidier.
7) Teach your family to make your work easier
If you are like most mums, you are the main housekeeper. So, it is only fair for other members of the family to make your work easier. Teach them to sort out some messes such as clearing the table after meals, placing books, newspapers, and toys in the right places, and gather dirty laundry.
8) Kids can help
Most kids love to help with simple tasks. If you can make cleaning a lot simpler for your kids, for instance, breaking a bigger task into two or three mini tasks, then they will most likely find the task interesting.
9) Have a system for arranging toys
Ask your kids the toys they are no longer using so that you can keep them separately from the ones they use more often. Store the toys in plastic containers to make it easier for you to store away. Also, train your kids not to play with these boxes, and when they are through with a toy, they should put it in a different box.
10) Clean the shower after or before you shower
This is the easiest way to kill two birds with a single stone. Before you bathe, spray the tub and shower walls, then scrub away as you wash.
11) Use air fresheners to fight odours
If you have pets or smelly sports equipment, consider using air freshener on specific areas of the house such as the living room and bathroom. If you feel the scent is too strong, you can use oil diffuser. Alternatively, keep plants in your home to absorb pollutants. This is useful if you are using harsh chemicals to clean the house.
12) Use disinfectants to kill germs
Clean the surfaces of high-traffic areas of the house with disinfecting cleaners or disinfecting wipe and a rag.
13) Wipe up spills as you cook
It is impossible to avoid spills, especially in the kitchen. Meat juices and other fluids can make the counter dirty. So, the best time to clean them is when you are cooking.
14) Place your dirty clothes in the washing machine
Instead of having dirty clothes lying around or keeping them in laundry baskets, you can place them in the laundry machine. When the washing machine is full, the only thing you to do is to turn on.
15) Engage a cleaning service
Sometimes, it is not possible to get everything done. If you go beyond the limit, you are likely to burn out. It is worthwhile to contact a home cleaning service to do the cleaning for you while you can be busy looking after the kids.
Sourcing an external cleaning service to get the job done for you is one of the best investments you can make on your home and on your health. Stress can contribute to diseases and it is best to avoid as much as possible. Getting someone to clean up your home for you while you relax is definitely worthwhile.
Calibre Cleaning offers complete custom cleaning for your whole home. Our qualified cleaners can take care of any stain and mould that you have around the house. We are committed to providing you with the best value for your money.
Simply contact a Calibre Cleaning team member online or over the phone on 1300 991 368 for a free quotation now!