So you hate cleaning? You’re not alone. Most of us would rather be doing anything else. Of course, there are plenty of people who clean other people’s homes for a living. There has to be a little bit of love for the job. Not ready to ask a stranger to keep your home in the pristine condition it deserves? Here are a few cheats to get it clean without losing your cool:
Avoid All Mess Makers
One of the most obvious ways to keep your home looking fabulous is to avoid kids and pets that can make a mess. We all have a room or two that is strictly off limits to others in the household. Isn’t it marvelous how those rooms are never messy and rarely need any cleaning? Sadly, real life makes us suckers for kids and furry companions. And let’s face it, we can’t live on take-out forever. We all need to cook sometimes.
Get A Robot
The world of tech has answered our calls for some domestic help. Cute little robot vacuums and robot mops are delighting households everywhere. OK, so they’re not cheap. And sometimes they can create more work than they do. But they seem perfectly happy to do the cleaning any time of the night or day that suits us. And we don’t have to lift a finger. Except to empty it, of course. And to program it. And to rescue it from the shag pile (again). Sadly, they haven’t managed to invent one to keep your tabletops clean yet.
Set Up A Cleaning Rota
This one may actually work for many of you. Sharing out the chores motivates you to do them when it’s your turn. And it also saves you from having to do the majority of them when it is someone else’s turn. However, teenagers have a canny way of getting out of chores most of the time. They’re tired, they have that assignment to finish, they’ve got to get over to Jane’s for a study session.
Make The Task More Pleasant
Lots of us are put off by the strong odors and awful chemicals that are used for cleaning. However, there are plenty of natural cleansers that aren’t harmful to you or the environment. After all, people have been using things like white vinegar for cleaning for a really long time. If the stench of bleach and the sting of chlorine are putting you off your chores, opt for a user-friendly natural solution. Add some citrus rinds for a fabulously fresh scent.
Less Is More
Choosing a minimalist style will certainly cut down on the clutter in your home. And less clutter usually means fewer objects to dust. But simply having a home for each of your items could also cut down on the need to tidy and clean as much. Look for clever storage solutions that can help you keep your rooms clutter free. Removing the dust rather than pushing it around on a duster will reduce the amount of dusting you need to do. Try a hand-held vac or wet wipe to capture the dust. Love your pristine home.