Some people find it therapeutic to see their house go from a mess to a clean canvas and often even enjoy the process. However, there are also some who think that the chore is least enjoyable. If you are one of those people who genuinely hate cleaning up and decluttering your space, this post is for you.
As an adult, you may understand the importance of tidiness. But picking up your mess, or even others’, if you don’t live alone, can be hard. And, if you think that a neat place requires too much time and energy, here are some easy ways to do it.
You can keep your entire house clean by dedicating just 15 minutes each day to tidying up. It is way better than waiting for a huge mess to pile up before finally deciding to clean it up. Not only will it stress you out, but it will also consume a lot of time this way. So, how should you spend your 15 minutes cleaning every day?
Decide what you call ‘clean.’
Everybody has a different idea of what clean means to them. They have their own triggers and limits that decide whether a space is untidy or neat.
So, first, decide what a clean space looks like in your head. Figure out the things that annoy you and what needs no organization to make your house feel good to you. While you’re at it, don’t forget to keep a general idea of what a clean home may look like. This is especially true if you receive a lot of guests, as you may need to take better care of your space.
Estimate your efficiency and keep a chart
To have an estimate of what you can actually get done in 15 minutes is essential to master the trick. Set a timer for 15 minutes and start cleaning. You can do this for a few days to have an idea of how much you are capable of doing in the time span.
Once you know how much you can get done, make a chart. You can also mark your calendar with what area of your space you wish to cover on a particular day.
Or, if you are making a chart, write down the cleaning days and the areas under them. You can hang it somewhere that won’t be out of sight.
You have finally decided to spend 15 minutes of your day cleaning, but what kind? You can choose to go either light or heavy with it. Maintenance cleaning can include decluttering, dusting, or vacuuming.
You certainly cannot get everything done at once, but you can totally make little go a long way. A light maintenance strategy is to spend five minutes cleaning a room. This way you can straighten three rooms a day. And if you are consistent, your house will begin to appear clean in a week’s time.
The deep cleaning strategy involves spending 15 minutes on a specific area or room. You may need to do chores like scrubbing, detailed dusting, and moving a little furniture to clean the hidden spaces.
If the room you have decided to do requires a lot of work, you can divide the room into zones. This way, you can do one part each day.