For the most of our lives, we are all busy. If we are not busy, we are at least occupied doing things that we either have to do or enjoy. It is becoming more popular for us not to be able to follow through with things such as spending an hour a day to cleaning. In fact, you may decide that you are comfortable with spending an hour or two every two weeks on cleaning because that is an easier goal.
Instead of making a weekly checklist to clean certain things or to do certain tasks, consider making a fortnightly checklist. You may be surprised with the results. However, a fortnightly checklist is not an excuse to neglect small portions of time cleaning things like dirty dishes or refilling toilet paper dispensers.
When making a list to maintain your home, you probably want to have certain tasks done more frequently than others. Some tasks cannot be done only once in two weeks. The idea behind making a two-week list instead of one is so that every two weeks you ensure that everything is tidy and in ship shape. It can be used to check the cleanliness of your home and to organize what needs to get done.
A general checklist may look like this:
o Bathrooms: Clean the entire bathroom as if you were to have a guest use it.
o Floors: Vacuum carpets up to two times a week in high traffic areas. Sweep or spot clean other areas that need it.
o Furniture: Dust furniture and vacuum sofas etc.
o Kitchen: Wipe off or clean appliances, sinks, backsplashes, fridge, tabletops and cooking tops.
o Light fixtures and Lamps: Check light shades for dust, check lamps and even light bulbs.
o Laundry: Wash loads of clothes that maybe you have gotten behind on during your daily routine.
o Pet Homes: Clean things such as animal cages and or pet baskets.
o Living Room: Clean 'dry' rooms such as dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, lounges etc.
o Outside: Sweep areas such as porches and patios (summer)
o Windows, Mirrors, Blinds: Check window blinds, wash windows that need attention and take care of marks and stains that have shown up.
It is important to clean in many small portions daily. If you do so, you will enjoy a home that is often very clean and tidy. Fortnightly checklists are great to ensure cleanliness. Or you could free up a lot of your spare time and hire a professional cleaning Company to take care of all of your cleaning needs.
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