Now that the holidays are pretty much behind you, are you focused on different projects? If getting your house thoroughly cleaned is one of your priorities, this is a great time for you to tackle the job. Here are some ideas that might help you.
Pick A Day - If you don't put cleaning day on your calendar, you might procrastinate so long that it just doesn't happen. Choose a day when the rest of the family will be home to give you a hand. It would be a smart thing for you to have a family meeting where you tell everybody what your goal is, and to let them know not to make any plans on cleaning day.
Give Assignments - Make a chart that shows the exact chore for each person in your family. Remember, even little kids can help, especially if you pair them with an older sibling or with a parent. In fact, teams are a great way to get the entire house clean.
- The house will be easier to clean when everybody has gotten rid of excess belongings. Give everyone storage containers for things like shoes, scarves, plastic toy pieces, dolls and doll clothes. Selecting transparent storage containers will be helpful, too.
- One team should be in charge of all the bathrooms. Make sure that team has its own caddy of cleaning products so it can be taken from bathroom to bathroom. If you want to try some natural products, vinegar is a great one to clean everything from chrome to tile. Another trick is to use alcohol to make mirrors sparkle.
- The kitchen is a huge job, especially if you're planning to clean out the refrigerator and the freezer. Don't forget to clean out cabinets and drawers.
- A job for the whole family is the garage. The best way to clean this area is to empty it and to hose down the walls and the floor.
- As you clean bedrooms, the living room, the dining room and the family room, don't forget to dust knick knacks and the tops of framed pictures and art work.
Call For The Professionals - Don't try to clean the windows. Besides it being a huge job, it can also be a dangerous one, especially if you have high windows. Hire professionals—like those at Kathy's Quality Cleaning, Inc. and other locations—to clean them. The workers will bring state-of-the-art equipment and tools, including long-handled poles with sponges or squeegies on the end. Your windows will be left streak-free and they will gleam. Every penny you spend will be worth the expense.
To maintain the beautiful clean look you have achieved after your hard work, pick one day a week to spiffy up each room. Rotate jobs so that your kids will learn how to do all the cleaning jobs.