How does cleaning frequently mean that you’ll clean less in the long run? Micromanaging small cleaning situations on the spot is the key concept in this article and I’m going to explain why it will save you effort and time in the future.
Let’s imagine a statistically realistic family, leading a statistically realistic life. Their work mornings share a similar start. Get up, do breakfast and leave for work, sometimes in a rush so the kitchen is not in a pristine condition. Once home, these people will cook dinner, try to do laundry or play with their kids; steal some time for themselves, if they can. Cleaning is ignored, left in the background. There is no more energy left for cleaning and no desire to either.
However, the weekends are usually spent, doing the accumulated workload they’ve ignored through the whole working week, so they’re spending their free time slaving away. However, should you wash dishes immediately after placing them in the sink, dust for fifteen minutes every day in different rooms or even try to place all the items in their proper place rather than leaving them scattered around, you’ll feel how your free time will open up during the weekends, when it counts the most.
Yes, I realize that you need a clean slate in order to do this, so if you’re pressed on time and can’t do a proper deep clean on your own, then I suggest that you search for a professional. The cleaners did an amazing job, which I set as my goal to preserve for as long as I could.
This cleaning management strategy is most important with dishes, which become impossibly hard to clean, if you leave them greasy overnight. Just soak them in hot water the minute you’ve finished eating and the grease won’t have the chance to stick to the surface the way it will, if you leave it for another day. Not to mention the issue with the smell in the kitchen, which is never pleasant. Clean the kitchen and the bathroom after every use to keep bacteria from developing.
If you’re unsure how something needs to be done, watch the cleaners do their job and pick up some tricks of the trade.