We’ve all been there. You’ve just come home from work and realized that there are piles of laundry to be folded, dishes to be washed, the floors to be vacuumed, and the trash to be taken out. It’s enough to make your head spin. Well, some tips can make your housekeeping more manageable and less stressful. So read on for information to help keep your house organized all year round.
Set up a Cleaning Schedule
Establishing a cleaning schedule is one way to maintain a cleaner, more organized house. Planning the best times for various tasks will help you clean your home with less effort and in a shorter time. For example, start cleaning daily items (such as dishes and dusting) before or after work. Do heavier chores on weekends when you can spend more time doing them. Follow up with deep cleaning on weekdays during the downtime between work and your evening activities.
Create Zones in Your House
Create zones in your home. Clear and different spaces like clothing, food storage, dishes and cookware, cleaning supplies, and paperwork. Designate a time of day for each space, so it’s clear when you need to clean that space, which will help minimize clutter. Start with the zone that needs the most attention first. For example, if the kitchen needs awareness first, spend an hour there and then move on to another zone, such as laundry or clothes.
Keeping your house organized all year round is easier than you think! Contact The Maid Squad today if you’re struggling with where to start or have questions about organizing a particular space.
Store Things in Their Proper Places
It’s always a good idea to store things in their proper place so that you can get to them more easily and quickly in the future. Once you’ve determined where each item belongs, ensure it stays there for all your future needs. The last thing you want is for essential items or tools to be lost when needed. Store stuff out of sight and mind as well if you don’t see them every day, they’ve already been forgotten. When you take something off the shelf to use it and return it to its spot right away, that small action will be a constant reminder to put everything back where it belongs. On top of this, when we keep our surroundings tidy, we feel better too.
Stay One Step Ahead of Clutter Before It Happens
Clutter is a big problem in many homes. In the summertime, you might think that clutter isn’t an issue because there’s less stuff lying around, but people can acquire more things during the summer due to vacations, etc., so it’s essential not to take your eye off the ball. The same goes for winter when many people have fewer clothes, which means having more space for decorations and other items, leading again to an increased chance of acquiring too much stuff over time if not dealt with. Don’t wait until you’re too busy. If you wait until you’re on top of everything to deal with clutter, it’ll likely be harder to address and more difficult for others to help.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If friends or family members want to help clear out your house, don’t hesitate to ask them.
Schedule an Annual Deep Clean
Plan an annual deep clean where you get down in the nitty gritty. Take a day (or two, if you have the time) and do all the things that need to be done-scrubbing sinks and appliances, mopping floors, deep-cleaning window sills and baseboards, vacuuming under furniture and on high-traffic floor mats, etc. Of course, it might take longer than usual because you’ll be doing more than just dusting a shelf or two. But it will be so worth it!
The Maid Squad wants you to feel organized, happy, and confident in your home, not stressed! We offer various services, from cleaning and organizing to move, or a combo. So no matter your needs, we’ve got you covered. So give us a call today for more information about how our maid squad can help you with any task, big or small.