Having to clean and organize your house every day while being on a busy schedule is really tough. Plus if you are a mom with kids around the house, things become even more hectic.
In this situation, if you’re able to clean your house within less time than usual it really is a blessing. Let us learn about how you can clean your house fast as well as properly while being a busy mom with kids so that you can get that mental peace you deserve.
Follow a Schedule of Cleaning
Cleaning your house within a shorter time and properly needs an adequate system. The best way to get through all of your cleaning tasks for the week is to follow a schedule. You should set a schedule for yourself, your partner, and your children. If you have a schedule, tasks you set for the start of the week can be followed by tasks that can happen later in the week. For instance, you might get your children to put all of their dirty clothes in a laundry basket Saturday night and drop it in the Laundry. While your husband can do the Laundry on Sunday morning, while you can carry on with other tasks (for example cleaning the kitchen)
Plus, you can create a checklist to follow. Your checklist needs to cover the order in which you clean your rooms and the way in which you clean in every room. It is much more efficient to clean one room at a time, from one end to the other. In each room, you should clean the room from top to bottom. Write down your checklist so you don’t have to worry about remembering it. Store your checklist with all of your cleaning products.
Be Efficient with Your Cleaning
There are several ways to improve your cleaning routine’s efficiency – and efficiency is crucial when you are a busy and/or working mom. Any time you have 30 seconds you should dust a shelf or put something away. Even that 30 seconds can be a drag sometimes but when you do there are a few things you can do to help tidy the house and make it look clean. For example, instead of hand-cleaning stove grates or kids’ bath toys why not put them in the dishwasher? You can also buy multi-surface cleaners to clean up around the house.
You may consider the following 30-second tasks to clean your house efficiently. The seemingly insignificant things can make a difference in making you feel better at home. Make a list of these 30-second tasks and do them when you can. Cleaning the house becomes easier and you won’t even notice you are cleaning. For instance, to wash the bathroom with just water, change the trash can bag, dust the tv screen whilst you are waiting for your children, recycle old magazines or junk mail that’s been sitting in a pile in the corner.
Have a Cleaning Caddy
You may consider having a quality, easy-to-transport cleaning caddy. It can carry all of the cleaning products you will need for each room, therefore, you do not end up wasting time going backward and forward constantly to get the right equipment that you need. If all of your cleaning products are in the caddy time will be saved.
Clean Up Mess and Clutter Soon After Usage
Don’t leave clutter lying around. Don’t leave a dish on the table or a pile of papers anywhere. The clutter collects dust and looks messy. If you allow clutter to accumulate it also encourages the accumulation of more clutter. Clutter begets clutter. Any time you leave a room if there is anything you can move to its rightful place you should do so. This habit takes time to develop but once you’re in the habit of doing it, things will be easier to clean.
If everything is within arms reach at all times you won’t waste time walking across the house to get that product you need. For a fast clean of the house, you’ll find that you have similar tools in each room so it shouldn’t be too onerous to create a cleaning caddy to carry around with you. You may use a bucket instead of a caddy in this case too.
Work from the top to the bottom
The quickest way to clean is to ensure you only clean a surface once. If you are going to clean a room you should start at the top and work toward the bottom. With either a long-handled dust cleaner or even your vacuum cleaner, you should start with cleaning cobwebs and dust on the ceiling and in top corners. Then work your way down to benches and the floor. If you push dust down, then you can vacuum last and not have to go over any surfaces in a room twice.
Leave the deep cleaning tasks for Monthly/Seasonal Cleaning
Not all cleaning tasks are a daily requirement or need to be done weekly or fortnightly. Surely you want the house to be clean as well as healthy but there are some things you won’t need to do. You don’t have to intensively scrub walls or clean the oven. Nor do you have to wash the windows or move the furniture every day to clean those corners. Instead do the necessary, for instance, make your bed, organize your everyday clothes, wash your dishes, wipe the dinner table and make sure you dust. Leave the Deep Cleaning tasks for a monthly schedule or it can be done after a few months.
Get the Kids Involved
As a mom, you know that if you have children, a lot of the mess in your household is caused by them, so cleaning tip number 1 for busy mums is getting your children involved in cleaning up the mess. You can make it more “fun” for them to be involved by creating checklists, making a game of cleaning, and rewarding chore completion. Also, don’t forget to make your husband do some of the chores around the house too.
Have all of your tools together and easily accessible
Buy a cleaning caddy and store all your items in it that you will need to clean the house faster and efficiently. It should include the right clothes and dusting implements, as well as relevant cleaning products for different surfaces. If you are looking for environmentally friendly products, you may use water, vinegar as well as bicarb soda.