The inescapable subject often emerges in our numerous interactions with clients at our company: how often should a property be cleaned? Honestly, how often has this thought occurred to you? Whether you live in a one-bedroom apartment or a three-story townhouse, sticking to a cleaning plan is the simplest method to keep your home consistently tidy.
It’s not as difficult as it sounds. Once you’ve established a routine, everything typically falls into place, and your house cleaning procedure will work like magic. According to an infographic from the magazine Good Housekeeping, simple tasks like sweeping the kitchen floor or wiping down surface areas should be done every day. However, in today’s world, it’s challenging to envision anyone having time to clean repeatedly, especially if you work full-time, have an active social life, or have children at home. For some, the answer is all of the above.
It is, nevertheless, possible to make a reasonable cleaning routine. It is possible to create a cleaning plan that matches you and your house according to your lifestyle, the size of your property, and how you feel about cleaning itself. It’s not about keeping it spotless; it’s about keeping your home sufficiently clean for you at any given moment so you can keep living your life while still returning home to a place you feel at ease.
Continue reading for some simple measures to help you prepare for a stress-free cleaning experience in your house.
Here’s what you need to do
Before you can create a realistic cleaning plan for your house, you must first understand what you need to do to clean it.
It may seem apparent, but few individuals sit down and plan out all of the tasks that need to be completed—according to studies, we are far more reactive and do what has to be done whenever we have time. However, if you don’t have a clear strategy, things might go neglected, and you’ll end up upset since it never feels done.
To begin, go around your house and make a list of what would work best for you in a perfect world for each area. Next, consider how frequently you’d like to clean them.
As an example, consider the following for your bathroom:
• Clean the toilet – Twice a week
• Clean the bathroom cabinet – Seasonally
• Clean the bath and shower – Weekly
• Descale the shower-head – Monthly
• Change the towels – Weekly
• Wipe all surfaces – Daily
• Mop the floor – Weekly
• Empty the bin – Weekly
• Declutter the bathroom cabinet – Annually
Tasks Arranged by Frequency
Of course, no two lists will be identical—what works for you might not work for someone else. Concentrate on your priorities and find out how to organize activities based on frequency. That way, you’ll have a better idea of what you’ll need to do each day, week, or month.
Below is another example for this:
• Daily: empty dishwasher, laundry, wipe bathroom surfaces, empty kitchen bin, wipe kitchen surfaces
• Fortnightly: water plants, clean toilets, vacuum, mop kitchen floor,
• Weekly: mop other floor surfaces, empty various trash cans around the house, change towels, change bedding
• Monthly: dusting all surfaces, check the smoke alarm, clean windows inside and out, clean inside oven
How much time do you have available?
It is crucial to remember that there is no right or wrong method to clean, only what works for you and helps you feel the best. Some individuals require more regular cleaning than others, while some have fewer people in their house, necessitating less cleaning. Everyone’s needs will change, and your optimum timeframes for how frequently they are accomplished may also fluctuate as a result.
Of course, it’s dependent on what you do outside of the house and how much time you have. Understanding what works requires having a weekly plan for a typical week. Be practical about how much time you have available and how you choose to organize your cleaning and home tasks to fit your lifestyle. If you have a housekeeper, this timeline might serve as a guideline for them to follow as well.
Designing a Plan That Is Specifically Tailored to You
Any plan must be tailored to your personality and lifestyle to be effective. Decide on the ideal times of the week to do the duties you’ve outlined. Share your list with your cleaners so they may recommend what works best for you.
Here are some pointers:
• Prioritise if you think that you just cannot fit everything in. Do you need to vacuum every day, or would a fast vacuum twice a week, followed by a full vacuum once a month, suffice?
• Consider delegating duties. Getting a cleaner to handle the deeper cleans or delegating it to others in the house are examples of this.
• Don’t be too rigid about when you do things. You may discover that having set times to accomplish specific tasks works better for you as you get accustomed to everything, and then gradually you’ll start to know what’s necessary, and it becomes frequent.
• Make the most of your spare time. Because many months do not fit perfectly into four weeks, there are generally several days leftover that you may allocate as “extra” days. You could either take a break and hire a cleaning service provider, or you can get ahead on certain chores for the following month, which is ideal if you will be busier than usual or away from home