Were you so busy during the school year that you only did surface cleaning at home? No matter the reason that you neglected big cleaning chores, perhaps you have decided that it's time to give extra attention to cleaning your house. If that's the case, from making a plan to maintain a clean house to arranging for hardwood flooring services, here are some ideas that might help you.
Make A Plan
You are probably considering the fact that when the next school starts, you'll be in the same situation of not having enough time to pay close attention to keeping your house clean. With that in mind, consider establishing a plan that will help you to maintain a super clean house.
Instead of feeling like you have to thoroughly clean your house every day, or even once a week, consider breaking up the chores that have to be done into short time increments of, say, fifteen to twenty minutes each day. You'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in a short amount of time if you really focus on the job at hand. For instance, if you have chosen to clean bathrooms on Monday, have cleaning supplies in each bathroom. That will mean that you won't have to spend time gathering the supplies. Allow yourself an allotted amount of time for each bathroom. It might be helpful to carry a timer with you.
Do the same for other chores. For example, on the day you'll be dusting furniture, have cleaning cloths and furniture products ready to go. Make a rule that you can't leave the kitchen after meals until the dishes have been done and countertops have been thoroughly wiped off.
Get your family on board for maintaining a clean house. Keep canisters of moistened cleansing wipes in the bathroom and ask the kids to clean up after themselves. Have one family member each day to help you clean the kitchen after meals. Not only will you get the job done quickly, but you'll also be spending one-on-one time with the person who is helping you.
Get Professionals To Help
Be realistic about jobs that might be hard for you to do. For example, if you have hardwood floors that have lost their beauty, arrange for a company that offers hardwood flooring services to help. The workers will have the training and the experience to thoroughly clean the hardwood floors and to give them the right finish. The workers will have state-of-the-art equipment to do the job. In addition, they'll use products that will nourish the wood before putting on a final finish. If there are scratches or if there is more serious damage, the workers will have the skills to make the needed repairs.
Just as you have established a plan to maintain your house cleaning, consider having your hardwood floors professionally cleaned and waxed periodically. The workers will be happy to set a plan. For example, they may come back to do your hardwood floors in early November so that the floors will look beautiful for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The service might be performed again in April. That will mean that your floors will look nice for the Easter event you'll host at your home.