Regular cleaning is not only important for an attractive and healthy living space, but it’s also a necessary part of maintaining your home. Excessive amounts of dust floating through the air could harm your electronics and home appliances. Don’t have the time for chores?
Keep reading for four tips to save time on cleaning and maintenance around your home.
- Use Technology to Your Advantage
If you’re still washing dishes by hand, you’re wasting a lot of time (and water) doing so. Upgrading the technology in your home will save tremendous amounts of time. Some other new additions you can add a robot vacuum and mop.
Robot vacuums are small, self-guided machines that use sensors to navigate your floors and clean up messes. They empty themselves into a large bin, as well, so you just need to empty the trash receptacle every week or so. You can also employ the help of robot mops too.
If you’re a cat owner, hook up a self-cleaning litter box to your septic system to avoid daily scoopings. Lastly, placing air purifiers around your home will help cut down on the build-up of dust.
- Create a Schedule
Some tasks need to be done more often than others. Sweeping and dusting are pretty routine. However, you should also be doing more extensive work a couple of times a year.
Set aside a day to do a deep clean of your home and pay attention to areas you don’t usually think about. Appliances such as microwaves, ovens, fridges, and freezers should be scrubbed every three to six months. The vents behind and underneath these appliances collect dust, which could harm their functioning.
Once a year, take the time to unplug your fridge, freezer, oven, dishwasher, etc., and vacuum the dust from the coils and hardware. This can have a positive impact on their lifespans.
- Hire Professional Cleaners
When you don’t have time to clean your home, this is the best time to hire professional cleaning services. You can hire folks to do routine cleaning and maintenance or schedule a full top-to-bottom deluxe service. Professional cleaners know the best ways to clean and sanitize your home and do the tasks you don’t have time for. You don’t need to have a cabinet full of cleaning supplies either since professionals will bring their own.
- Clean As You Go
Whether the biggest mess is in the kitchen or your office, you should clean as you go. Rather than setting aside an hour or two, clean surfaces or areas while you are interacting with them. Rather than putting dishes in your sink, rinse and put them straight in the dishwasher.
Clean the sink after your brush your teeth in the morning. Spray the shower and/or tub and give it a quick scrub before you take a shower. These are small but meaningful measures.
Cleaning and Maintenance Tips to Save Time
Cleaning and maintenance of your home don’t have to take up your entire day. Use technology, make a schedule for yourself, and clean as you go to keep your house safe and clean in less time. Or hire a professional cleaning service, so you don’t have to worry about it at all.
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