A brief cleaning guide for busy women
The golden rule says: “If you want it, then you can do it“
Cleaning the home, although being necessary for all of us, is actually a “personal matter.” Do not worry about other people’s standards. Choose your own cleaning “style” and maintain your home according to this definition. Most important of all, however, is to use your time efficiently.
1. Establish your priorities
Determine what must be done better, what should be done better and what could be done better.
Get things done exactly according to this rule and forget about the rest.
2. Set the time
You can do a lot in only 10 or 20 minutes. Your cleaning list should be flexible, so that you will be able to change it if something goes wrong in your program. Do what you can when you can.
3. Make rules
Teach your children how to fold laundry, how to vacuum, wash dishes (or load the dishwasher) and cook breakfast at least. Involve the teens in labor-intensive activities such as washing windows, washing floors, dusting, organizing the cabinets, etc.
4. Complete the tasks
Finish one task before starting another. This, of course, does not apply to things that are done by machines – you do not need to sit and wait for the laundry to finish before you start to clean the bathroom and your hand could easily wipe the kitchen counters while you are talking on the phone.
5. Get rid of the need of spring cleaning
Clean regularly to get rid of a large and heavy seasonal cleaning. Just clean where necessary.
6. Protect your home from the dirt
Put a doormat outside the door, remove the carpet from the hallway and place easily washable flooring and if you live in a dusty place, do not wait for the weekend to wipe dust – do it regularly or make it a scheduled duty of any member of the family.