Making schedules and organising your days has always been the best of ideas to make your life easier whether it’s for studies, cooking, work or cleaning. Today, let us talk about the later.
Making a cleaning schedule has got to be the one of the best things you will do for yourself. Why, you ask?
- It gives you time to prioritise what tasks you want to do first and which of them are more important or time consuming than others.
- It gives your cleaning process an order so you don’t get overwhelmed by the list of things you have to do.
- A schedule also gives you time to do other things. When you follow a schedule, you don’t clean all day long. You finish your tasks in a certain length of time and get it over with so you can do other things in your day.
- Also, when you know you have everything planned out, you will not stress over it daily.
- When visitors suddenly show up, your house will always be reasonably clean because you clean it regularly.
- Last but not the least; you will have less clutter lying around every day, which means the chances of you losing things will massively decrease.
Now that we have established why it is important to have a cleaning schedule, let’s talk about how to make one.
- Know why you’re cleaning.
This makes a difference since your reason for cleaning decides what kind of cleaning you want to do every day. If you’re cleaning for a neat and tidy household, you won’t go into detailed cleaning every day.
If you have guests coming over, your cleaning process will be completely different. Get the point?
- Figure out the available time for cleaning.
Decide how many hours you want to give it in a day. Plan out how much time every task will take. Don’t squeeze it. And don’t stretch it too long. Try and find the optimum time you can finish everything without tiring yourself.
- List out your tasks.
Make a list and put down everything you have to do, from dusting to vacuuming to washing the cups. Put everything down on a paper so you can get it off your mind and it won’t overwhelm you anymore.
- Decide frequency.
Decide which tasks you want to do daily, weekly, monthly or every season.
- Assign days.
When decided, assign specific days for specific tasks so you will not worry about doing them every other day.
- Put it in writing.
Write everything down and stick it to a wall or refrigerator. This will help you keep track of everything you have done so far and keep your progress in check. Also, let’s not forget the satisfaction of ticking tasks off the list.
- Stick to it.
Try and stick to this schedule. But if some days you don’t, don’t sweat it. Just keep moving and make up for it whenever and however you can without stressing yourself.
See? Cleaning doesn’t have to be stressful or scary. It just needs to be done right, like most things we dread doing. So try these tips out and see how they work for you. Happy cleaning!
Let us know if you have a home cleaning schedule