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People have different perspectives when it comes to house cleaning. There are people don’t like cleaning. They are just compelled to do so because they don’t like their house to be an eyesore for visitors and their family. For this reason, some of them hire a maid to do the task for them.
On the other hand, some people love the task of cleaning the house because they consider it as an exercise or a comforting outlet if they have had a bad day.
It is a good idea to consider hiring a maid if you don’t like house cleaning chores. However, how sure are you that they are doing the job that you expect them to do?
For this reason, it is important to be hands-on and clean your house by yourself for once in a while. One of the things that you can do to make the cleaning task fun and fast to make cleaning seem easy and enjoyable.
Here Are Some of the Things That You Can Do
Organize Your Cleaning Schedule
Create your own checklist of the different tasks that you have to do during the annual cleaning, monthly cleaning, and weekly cleaning. It is advisable to schedule the most difficult tasks on the annual cleaning, just like dusting the hidden areas of your home, removing the old stuff that you and your family don’t use anymore, and repairing the furniture and electronics that have been broken for a long time.
Creating your own cleaning schedule and checklist will serve as your guide in your cleaning activities. It will help your cleaning task easier because you don’t have to think what you have to do next. You just have to take a look at your list and see the things that you’ve already done and what still needs to get done.
Prepare Your Tools Before Cleaning
When you’re cleaning, you don’t want to be bothered by going to another place just because you forgot to bring something. This is exhausting and tedious. For this reason, it is also advisable to create a checklist of the cleaning tools that you have to prepare before starting the cleaning task.
If you prepare your cleaning materials before doing the tasks, you will save more time and energy. You won’t easily get tired because the whole focus will be on the cleaning only.
Visualize How You Would Like to Organize Your Furniture
If you want to create a new ambiance and look in some areas of your home, then you ought to rearrange your furniture and add some decorative materials to make your room look bigger.
If you’re planning to do this, you have to plan ahead. Create a sketch and imagine how your room will look like. Remember that it will take a lot of hard work and energy to do this. You will be pushing, pulling, or carrying furniture and decorative items. You don’t want to waste your energy on something that you will realize that won’t work in the end.
Plan Your Home’s Décor
Take a look at the various areas of your home; the door, window, bedroom, and the kitchen. Look at the placements of the items and furniture. Think on what you can add to them to make them look appealing to the eyes. As much as possible, create a theme for your home. Do you want the theme to be French-inspired? Do you want to make it look minimalistic?
You should also ask an expert to help you decide on which kind of decors will enhance the looks of your home. Knowing the décors that will work in various areas of your home will save you time, effort, and money.
You don’t like to end up buying the decorative items that will only destroy the looks of your home. You don’t like to waste your time and effort for things that will only turn out to be useless in the end.
Prepare Your Homemade Cleaner Beforehand
Cleaning, especially the annual cleaning, is one of the most exhausting household chores. You don’t want to spend more of your energy in mixing the ingredients for your homemade cleaner.
As much as possible, save as much energy as you can on your cleaning day.
Choose the Right Vacuum
There are different kinds of vacuum cleaners on the market handheld, canister, upright, stick, and robot vacuum cleaners, each has different specifications and features. Choose the one that you can use according to the needs of your home. For instance, if you have laminate flooring, you should choose a laminate floor vacuum to properly clean and protect your floor. Or If you are too lazy to sweep the floor, choose a robot vacuum cleaner that will do the sweeping for you.
If you have a high ceiling, choose a vacuum cleaner that has a long hose. If you have small areas and compartments to clean, choose a hand-held vacuum cleaner. Furthermore, take the accessories into consideration as well.
Related Read: Robot Vacuums
Cleaning is considered as one of the most tedious tasks. However, it isn’t a good excuse to ignore the cleaning task and leave it to the maid. Most maids are not as concerned as you are to your home. That’s why you must do the cleaning by yourself sometimes.
Anthony is a Home Improvement DIYer, who is interested in different projects of Home Improvement. He blogs at Equipment Area, where he shares tips, guides and reviews of different tools around the house.