Cleaning Resolution Guide

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Routine House Cleaning Resolution Guide

  As many look to it as an opportunity for a fresh start, the start of a new year is an exciting time. To inspire change, one practice is to make a new year’s resolution. Yet, if sticking with a resolution hasn’t worked for you in the past, you’re not alone. In fact, only 9% of Americans who make resolutions keep them.   How are you looking to improve this year? If your focus is to better address your home’s cleaning needs, we are eager to help you succeed. Check out our tips to help you stay motivated and maintain a clean living space throughout the year and beyond below.  

Tips for Keeping a Clean Home

  • Set a Schedule
  As life gets busy, it can be easy to push off cleaning the house to another time. This can easily make things get out of hand, as skipping one day could lead to skipping several days before you know it. And, the more housework that builds up, the harder it can become to find the motivation or time to clean.    We recommend setting aside time to complete cleaning tasks into your routine and paying attention to how long it takes you to complete certain tasks.The task of cleaning the house will seem less daunting if you’re aware of just how long certain tasks will allow you to  better manage your schedule. If you don’t want to decide what cleaning tasks you’ll do each day of the week in advance, set a time block for how long you will clean such as for 30 minutes or an hour and try to clean as much as possible. This method will help you dread cleaning less as you will know just how much time you will be cleaning each day.  
  • Clean Throughout the Week
  How do you commonly address your home’s cleaning needs? Do you set aside one day of the week to clean the house from top to bottom? A long checklist can make it difficult to get started cleaning, or remain motivated to cross everything off. Instead of choosing a designated cleaning day to accomplish all tasks, choose to complete tasks like dusting and vacuuming during the week and save bigger tasks (deep cleaning the bathroom) for the weekend. This approach makes cleaning the house a more manageable task. And, if you end up skipping a day, you didn’t skip all cleaning tasks. We also recommend incorporating tasks such as making the bed or ensuring all dirty laundry is in the hamper as part of your morning routine. If you don’t already, this small lifestyle change is an easy way to keep your space organized.  
  1. Make it Fun 
  After the initial excitement about having a clean home is over, what would motivate you to clean or make the task enjoyable? If you’re motivated by a challenge and need guidance with a schedule, there are free plans on Pinterest you can use (such as this one). Consider putting on your favorite music when you clean or having a movie or favorite TV show on in the background while you complete house chores. Yet, stay focused by watching something you’ve seen before so you don’t get too distracted. You could also reward yourself for a job well done with coffee from your favorite place. If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive way to get the entire family motivated,there are several ways to turn cleaning into a game.   Even with all the best tips, it can be difficult to stay on top of the dirt and germs in your home. Luckily, our team is passionate about helping you achieve your house cleaning goals. We offer several recurring house cleaning options – you can choose to have our team clean on a daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. These recurring cleaning options not only keep you from having to remember to schedule appointments but save time. Visit our website today to express your interest in recurring cleaning appointments with our team.