Quick Cleaning Tips
Cleaning our home can sometimes feel like a major burden. Right? It’s like everything is calling your name from the dishes to the kids’ rooms. Well, you don’t need to live in a stressed out cleaning frenzy any longer, here are some quick cleaning tips to help you along. But my biggest tip is to splurge on something you don’t think you need. YES, you read that right. Brady bought me a Roomba as a Christmas present and at first I thought he had lost his mind. I wasn’t happy about it even a little bit. BUT with that being said, I would be lost without my Roomba because I love having time to do other things while it runs.
So now when the Roomba turns on I start doing my other household items like laundry, dusting, picking up etc. We have been using it for about a week and have already noticed that the house is staying cleaner longer. The clutter is minimal because we have been purging, and the amount of “deep” cleaning I’ve had time to do is fantastic. While I realize it is a hefty price, I promise it will save you time in the long run. But here are a few tips that I use to quick clean throughout my day.
Just 15 Minutes
What do I mean, “just 15 minutes?” Take 15 minutes of your time and spend it cleaning one area of your house. I know I get more done when I’m focused, then when I’m not. I love spending 15 minutes cleaning one room because I get it done so much faster. I think the majority of my “cleaning” doesn’t get done because I get too distracted trying to clean 100 things at once.
This is another favorite way of cleaning my home as fast as possible. I spend a few minutes each day de-cluttering. It’s amazing how quickly clutter can get into our homes, isn’t it? I love getting rid of clutter because it’s like a stress reliever for me. Try clutter catching your house to see how stress relieved you quickly become.
Another quick cleaning tip that I like to implement is “moving on.” If a certain part of my cleaning gets too overwhelming, I move onto something else. I now know that I need more than 15 minutes to clean this specific area. Moving on makes sure I don’t get stressed out and it also ensures I know to come back later when I have more time.
Something that has helped me over time is creating a cleaning calendar. I have a list of when I clean what, so that I know everything gets cleaned eventually. I can take a quick look at the calendar and see “okay, vacuuming is on the schedule today.” And I don’t have to worry about folding the laundry because I know that will get done the next day. A “cleaning calendar” really helps me to stay focused more than ever before. I also have been known to call in a cleaner from time to time!
I hope these quick cleaning tips help you stay focused on your cleaning goals this year. Maybe cleaning doesn’t need to feel like such a burden anymore and with each thing you pitch you are making room for more memories. And the memories is what is really important in the end.