It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the idea of cleaning your whole house every day. But if you break it down into small tasks and make sure to take breaks when you need them, it can be much less daunting. Here’s how!
Make a checklist
If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning your home, then making a checklist is for you. Make one for each room in your house, or even make one for each day of the week (or both!).
- Write down all of the things that need to be done in that room or area. Don’t worry about doing them perfectly; just write them down as they come to mind without worrying if they’re in order or not. If there are certain tasks that are more important than others, feel free to prioritize them in your list so that they get done first when it comes time to work on this project again later on down the road!
- Next up: don’t worry about cleaning everything at once! This tip might seem like common knowledge but trust me–it will help take some pressure off yourself when working through these routines if we keep things manageable by not trying our hardest every single day (which can lead us into burnout).
Plan for cleaning as you go along.
When you’re cleaning, planning is key. Before you start deep-cleaning your bathroom or scrubbing the toilet, plan how much time it will take and what supplies are needed. This way, you won’t get halfway through a project only to realize that there’s no toilet cleaner left in the house!
Planning also helps prevent procrastination by giving yourself a clear idea of what needs done before starting on other tasks.
Clean as you go
You know that feeling when you walk into your home after a long day and it’s a mess? You’re tired and don’t want to clean up, but then again, you don’t want to live in a pig sty either.
The solution is simple: Clean as you go! If you make the habit of cleaning up after yourself as soon as something gets dirty or messy, then at the end of each day there will be fewer messes to clean up overall. It also makes it easier for things not to get out of hand because they never get too bad in terms of clutter or dirtiness–and who doesn’t love that?
Use a timer when you clean
When it comes to cleaning, time is your friend. If you have a timer that can be set for different intervals (e.g., 10 minutes), use it! This will help you stay focused on the task at hand and keep track of how long things take–or don’t take. If you’re doing a deep cleaning session, try setting up some mini-goals for yourself: scrubbing the bathroom sink in five minutes; dusting all surfaces in 15; vacuuming floors in 20…and so on. The main benefit here is that when we work toward specific goals with clear endpoints in sight, our minds are less likely to wander into unproductive territory like “I wonder what my friends are doing right now?” or “I wish I could just sit down with some chips and relax.
Pay attention to cleaning the bathroom
It’s easy for us to get caught up in other things like homework and chores, but we should make sure that we pay attention to cleaning our bathroom each day. If you don’t want to clean it every day, at least give it a quick once-over every few days with a vacuum and some disinfectant wipes or spray. That way it’ll stay fresh and clean so you won’t have to worry about germs getting out of control! Make it easier for yourself by using non-toxic cleaning products, using a quality liquid soap dispenser and reducing the use of toilet paper.
Do your laundry
Laundry is one of the most unpleasant chores out there, but it’s important to keep up with it. Pick a day, like Saturday or Sunday, and dedicate a portion of that to doing laundry. Sort through all of your dirty clothes and put them into piles based on how dirty they are — whites, colors and soiled clothes — then wash the whites first in cold water with bleach (if necessary) and then turn up the heat for colors and soiled clothes. Do this while watching TV or listening to music so you don’t get bored and lose focus on what you’re doing!
Make sure everything has its own place
Put stuff away after using it and put it back in its proper place every time — not just when it looks messy or when someone tells you to do so. That way, if something breaks or spills, you won’t have to spend hours trying to find what belongs where; it will all be right there where it needs to be!
Take breaks when you need them
· You don’t have to be a superhuman cleaning machine who never stops and rests, but don’t overdo it either! Remember that your body needs time to recover from the physical exertion of cleaning. If you’re feeling tired or sore after an hour of scrubbing toilets and mopping floors, take a break for at least 15 minutes before continuing on with other tasks. It’s also important not to stop cleaning altogether just because you’re tired–it’s better for your home if everything gets done in one day than if half of it is done tomorrow instead!
· Don’t feel guilty about taking breaks; they’re good for your health!
We hope that these tips have given you some ideas for creating a daily cleaning habit that works for you. Remember, it’s important to find what works and stick with it! If something doesn’t work out, don’t get discouraged; just try another approach until you find something that feels right.