House Cleaning Advice

Keeping your home tidy and clean is by definition a chore, but you can make it significantly easier for yourself through smart housekeeping and house cleaning.

Housekeeping Advice – Keep Your Home in Order

Keeping your home in order is not such a daunting task if your home is properly organised in the first place. A cluttered, poorly organised home is bound to become untidy quickly as extraneous items continue to pile up and family members search in vain for ‘missing’ items. Keeping a cluttered home tidy is nearly impossible. Putting your home in order and ensuring each item has a place, which each member of the family is aware of, is thus vital. Housekeeping is then as simple as putting things back where they belong after use. The house virtually keeps itself, as it were. Decide beforehand on punishment in the event that your children do not put things back where they found them after use, remain calm upon discovering the offence, and simply dole out your predetermined punishment as required-they will learn soon enough.

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-Allocate Rooms & Put up Rewards

If your children are old enough to help out with house cleaning, they should do so, there is no reason why cleaning should fall solely on you or your partner. Allocate a room to each member of the family, with the cleaning of each room becoming a specific family member’s responsibility. This eliminates the shirking of the responsibility-if the lounge is unvacuumed, you know exactly who to hold responsible. Put up rewards for cleaning completed and for jobs well done, not only as an incentive, but as an important lesson on the value of hard work. It is recommended that you allocate the kitchen to yourself, as kitchen cleaning is perhaps somewhat of a big task for a child.

On the topic of the kitchen, you will save yourself a lot of time and effort if you make a point of cleaning the stove last. The stove and oven are usually the greasiest and grimiest in the kitchen and, if you do not leave it for last, you may risk spreading that grease and grime around-all over your ‘clean’ kitchen.

-From the Top to the Bottom

Dusting should always occur before sweeping or vacuuming. If you dust or shake out rugs, blankets or bedding after vacuuming, you may as well not have vacuumed.

-Disinfect Before Spitting & Polishing

In closing, all surfaces in your home should be disinfected-a disinfectant or thick bleach diluted in water is recommended-before being shined or polished. Floor cleaners are particularly superficial, offering excellent scuff removal and shine, but not much by way of germ killing. Good hygiene should always come first.