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House Cleaning Tips for the Time Poor Housekeeper

Cleaning can be such a headache! But without it, we pay so much more for the consequences — disease-causing bacteria, dour moods, an uninviting place, and low productivity, both at home and at work! It has been proven that people who are more organized and tidy get things done faster because it becomes easier to find stuff when the need arises. So no matter how busy you are, and no matter how much of a chore you may think it is, cleaning is worth the headache. You just have to follow a system. Check out our house cleaning toronto tips to help you on your way.

First of all, the less clutter you create in the first place, the less there is to clean! You should avoid bringing in dirt and confusion into your home. When you step outside, minimize contact with dirty surfaces to bring less trash when you get home. And once you get back, dusting off your shoes on dirt rugs and depositing your wet/dirty clothes in “half-way” rooms, closets, or containers will minimize the entry of dust and bacteria.

Oh, and clearing clutter should be high on your priority list, too. Don’t wait for clutter to pile up — store them in their proper places or throw them away immediately!

Some people insist a cluttered workspace gives people the idea that they’re hard workers. I beg to differ — it just gives people the idea that you’re too lazy and ineffective to put a proper cleaning regimen in place. So don’t give people the wrong impression, and de-clutter your home and workspace as often as you can.

Secondly, observing a schedule makes cleaning less overwhelming. Maintain a checklist of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly tasks to avoid getting the feeling, “Oh I don’t have time to do this,” or “Oh, this is too much to do!” You definitely need to wash the dishes every day, so that falls under the “daily” tasks. We don’t need to clean the bathroom every day, but once a week would be a good idea, so that goes into the “weekly” tasks. And so on.

Thirdly, get cleaning tools and supplies that are cost-effective and safe to use. Clean surroundings minimize the incidence of disease, so why use cleaning aids that can breed disease! So consider not only the cost but also its effectiveness in reducing the spread of germs.

Many cleaning aids today contain harmful chemicals, so turning to natural charities will not only be easier on your pocket but will also reduce the likelihood of disease and protect the environment.

Fourth, turn cleaning into a fun activity! If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, for instance, turn on “Beat It” while you do the more difficult cleaning tasks. It’ll give you the little extra bit of drive to make cleaning less of a chore and more of a necessary (and enjoyable) exercise.

So if you want cleaning to be less of a chore, remember to avoid creating a mess in the first place, observe a cleaning schedule, use the right tools, and have fun while doing so.