The woman is the keeper of the home. In the modern world, such a stereotype is increasingly being questioned and criticized. Most business ladies just hire an au pair. But there are also those who, because of their financial situation or just on their own initiative, continue to protect the home comfort. But it does not follow that for the daily worries, a woman should forget about her loved one. If desired, you can always find effective and useful tips that can help you do your homework.
Most people associate cleaning with routine, fatigue and hard work. But in reality, there are a few simple tips for cleaning an apartment or house, which will improve and facilitate the process of bringing order and cleanliness in the house, and most importantly – to change their internal attitude to the process of cleaning.
The main reason for the negative attitude towards cleaning the apartment is the wrong inner motivation or no motivation at all. Often, most of the work to clean the apartment is done by only one person, but in the mess in the apartment creates the whole family. In addition, no matter how much time was spent on bringing everything in order, the next day the owner of the apartment will find a new front of work for cleaning because the mess is created as if by itself, but the order should be carefully put in place, only having made much of their own efforts and work.
Let’s try to figure out how to properly clean an apartment or house, what are the rules of cleaning, and most importantly, how to make cleaning pleasant, easy and easy.
It is impossible to achieve sterile cleanliness in a house with several household members who use the toilet, bathroom, kitchen. Especially if you have a child or several children. However, if you make a habit of cleaning regularly, without creating hard labor once a month or a quarter, and if the whole family to learn to clean up after yourself, to achieve cleanliness and comfort in the house will be much easier.
It is very effective to do cleaning where it is already clean. For example, to do the cleaning in the kitchen, which was cleaned (cleaned the sink, washed the stove, washed tiles) two or three days ago, will take much less time than cleaning in the kitchen, stove, sink and tiles that were cleaned a month ago.
Three types of hints of cleanliness
According to this source, urgent cleaning prevents a small, easily remediable disorder from becoming a serious problem. For example, after cooking dinner, there are a few greasy spots on the stove. They are barely visible and do not disturb anyone at all. However, if you wipe them immediately with a sponge, the stove will remain clean, and if you leave a dirty stove without attention day after day, it will form a laminated burnt crust, which will have to spend a lot of cleaning products and hours of general cleaning.
With the help of urgent cleaning you immediately get rid of the current dirt. If you do not do this, it will accumulate over time and at best interfere with your life, and at worst – will accustom you to the mess around so that you and your family will consider this mess quite normal and natural.
Current events are regular in time but do not necessarily take place every day. It is possible to schedule them. For example, you can clean the kitchen sink once a week (by setting a day for this) and wash the curtains twice a year. You can arrange everything in the form of a printed plan or just make it a habit – like washing dishes immediately after meals.
Forced cleaning is done after long neglect of order and cleanliness. For example, defrosting and washing your fridge when it has so much dirt and ice that it has stopped freezing. Forced cleaning can be avoided by doing urgent or routine cleaning on a regular basis. However, forced cleaning is unavoidable after an ‘accident’ of any scale – from cat puddles on your favorite carpet to clogged sewage pipes.
The greatest danger of forced cleaning is possible to damage to property. When a weak cleaner can’t cope with the dirt that’s getting old and dirty, you’ll need to use more powerful cleaning agents, and perhaps even abrasive ones. As a result, you risk causing more damage and injury to the surface to be cleaned than the dirt itself did.
There are a few simple tips for cleaning an apartment or house that will make your homework much easier and easier.
In order to facilitate domestic work and keep your apartment clean and tidy, the proper organization of the cleaning process is essential. There are several possible cleaning options. Most often the following cleaning scheme is used – basic cleaning once a week, intermediate, dry and wet cleaning during the week, and general cleaning of the apartment once a month. The disadvantage of such a system of cleaning the apartment is that each time to clean your room takes a longer period of time and effort, as well as between the main and intermediate cleaning there are a mess and time to accumulate dirt.
Another option for cleaning involves daily cleaning of certain areas of the house or apartment and weekly general cleaning. This requires dividing all rooms into zones and cleaning only one specific area daily, with a maximum of 15 minutes per day. This is an effective and easy enough way to keep your apartment clean and tidy, especially if you throw away unnecessary things that accumulate dirt and dust during cleaning. The downside of this cleaning system is that it increases the consumption of detergents and cleaning agents, but it also saves time and energy.
All things and items that you have in your home should be placed in special areas for them. For each new item that appears in the house, you should choose a place and introduce it to all the household members. All family members should get used to the fact that after using any item, it should be placed or put in its designated place, and at least once a day, put everything in its place.
Quick cleaning is when you clean your apartment
It is obligatory to be made every day. It is convenient to do it in the morning: to clean up in the bedroom, make a bed, put books on the shelves, on the way, finding an item that is not in the place assigned to it – take it there, put dirty clothes in the laundry basket, dirty dishes – in the dishwasher or sink. Remember to ventilate the room. It will take you a few minutes to do this – but your home will be in order and your mood will improve.
In order to free up your personal time and not to get tired of everyday routine, do the cleaning, which is called current. Split one sweep once a week into small “portions”. Every day, do some cleaning work on the apartment. Make a list of things to do during the week. Divide the work into six days (one day per week take a day off). For example, the bathroom and toilet should be cleaned at least twice a week, the dust in the living rooms should be cleaned after a day, and the kitchen floors should be cleaned at the same intervals. The stove and sink should be cleaned at least once a week as it gets dirty.
Distribute your current activities to the days of the week and set up a schedule for cleaning. First “peek” into the schedule, then pull yourself in and remember when and what to do. For example, Monday is reserved for dusting and vacuuming the carpet and floor in the bedroom, cleaning the bath, washing the floor in the hallway. On Tuesday, on schedule, children’s room, kitchen floor, and toilet cleaning. Thus, every day the cleaning will take about 15-20 minutes.
What is not included in your weekly schedule, put it in a separate list, which you will call “big housework”. For example, in the kitchen you need to wash windows, doors, refrigerator inside and outside, appliances, tiles, work surfaces, lockers inside and outside, etc. Also, make a list of works for all other rooms and rooms in the house. Just like the current tasks, distribute the “big ones” to the days of the week.
Involve the whole family in cleaning.
If there is only one person in the house who cares about cleanliness and order, what conclusion do all other household members draw from this? That you can make dirt – someone will sooner or later clean up the mess anyway. Make it a universal duty to guide and keep clean. Teach every member of the family to take pride in their involvement in maintaining cleanliness and order.
One way to do this is to give children specifically, gradually increasing chores from an early age. But be careful and remember that children are willing to help you, but only if they are interested. Here it is worth learning from their children, because turning even the most routine work in an entertaining game, you can clean up and make a real holiday. But to force and force to work is not necessary, otherwise, the work will be done after the sleeves, and from a positive mood is nothing left.
Before you can do dry and wet cleaning, you need to clean up and put everything in place. The subsequent cleaning steps will then take much less time.
Know how to clean different things. Learn what materials your carpets, clothes, curtains, appliances, and furniture are made of. The more you know about it, the easier it is to remove dirt. When you buy a new item, find out how to clean it.
Keep your apartment clean and tidy at the same time. Order means clothes on hangers, the table is not blocked, books on shelves, dishes in the closet. Cleanliness means no dust on the floor and furniture, polished shoes, tidy stove, and sanitary ware, dirty stains on walls and doors.
Although a good owner usually keeps an eye on both, things can just not come to hand. The house can be tidy, but dirty or vice versa – clean and cluttered. You can restore order and cleanliness and separately, but fight against dirt, when everything around is neatly cleaned and everything stands in its place, of course, easier.
Make a daily plan to maintain cleanliness and strictly follow it. Perhaps this is the most important thing if you want everything around you to please the eye with perfect order. Include in the plan, for example, the following items: take out the garbage after breakfast, clean the bed in the morning (teach this to children), take off your shoes in the hallway, immediately sort the mail you receive (put on your shelves of bills, newspapers, etc.), wipe your feet in front of the door, wash the dishes immediately after meals. Automatically performing these normal duties, you will minimize the time to keep your house clean and tidy.
Don’t despair when faced with riot and dirt.
It’s better to imagine cleanliness and order after an effective cleaning. These visual images are a powerful tool for “pure thinking”. “Comparison of before and after images is a very good motivation,” says professional organizer Harriet Schechter. When you’re at the “before” stage, imagine what the “after” will be – let it inspire you to clean your apartment.
Practice. Find a dirty and cluttered place in the house. Imagine what it would look like afterward. Reinvigorate your imagination by cleaning up a small area – just to feel how efficient and enjoyable it is. For example, rake everything from a junk table into one box (then sort it). Now dust it off, wash it if necessary, and enjoy the new feeling of how much neater and cleaner it has become.
Once you have learned how to create a pleasant atmosphere and have chosen the right cleaning system for your apartment, you can start mastering the technical rules of cleaning.
There are many useful tips to improve the quality of cleaning and keep your home or apartment clean and tidy. But the main thing in the conduct of the household – is the ability to be creative and to treat problems and tasks. Then there will always be cleanliness, order and pleasant atmosphere in the house.