And here we are talking again about home cleaning. Have you had enough of this activity? How much time do you spend on it? Well, this is a tricky question. Whether you will spend one hour or a couple of hours in house cleaning, your home will depend on your choice to make everything shiny, neither of the efforts you will put into this cleaning.
To a great extent, your free time is quite an essential factor. We, the team of Premium Clean, share the same opinion. If we talk in general, hygiene takes a lot of time. It does not matter whether you will distribute your duties on several consecutive days or you will do everything at once. Practice shows that you need at least four to five hours of your day for house cleaning.
Some housewives take the idea of impeccable cleanness too seriously and constantly tremble if they have missed a spot somewhere. Such behaviour and diligence are praiseworthy! But we wonder if these women want more time for their manicures, hairstyles, or whatever they like doing… And this all could be so easy – just one telephone call and the Premium Clean professionals will perfectly clean everything.
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Two times per year, are you polishing everything to shine?
Let’s return and provide you with our home cleaning tips. Not all homemakers are fastidious persons. Many ladies use more practical cleaning methods – they plan once or twice a year when they polish everything to shine and maintain the cleanness the rest of the time. Well, this variant is certainly not something to neglect from the point of view of relaxation and calmness, but the days planned for cleaning are an absolute nightmare, you must admit.
It looks like both variants described so far have their negative aspects. Well, what should you choose then? The advice of Premium Clean, here is what! We offer you a third solution, a combination of the previous two, while at the same time, you can draw experience from our additional home cleaning tips. Well, the idea with a housekeeper drops off, although it would be fantastic, but we still want to be helpful, so trust us 😉
So…how to clean your house?
Before we start with the home cleaning list of ‘golden’ rules, let’s make it clear when, where and what we should clean.
Generally speaking, home cleaning consists of arranging, cleaning with a vacuum cleaner and wiping the dust from furniture. So far, so good! Such activities (for a medium-large home) take only a couple of hours. But think about it: when are you satisfied with only this?! Even if it has happened to you, it was rare. And the windows really “cry” for washing, and the kitchen “wants” a deeper cleaning, not to mention the bathroom!
Let us also add that many homemakers are working women, which limits their time for house cleaning only to the evening after the working day. Yes, but how can you do all the cleaning for one night? This is too hard, of course. Some of the tasks that are not so important are automatically postponed for tomorrow, and tomorrow, something different and vital should be done, so it goes on like this. Ultimately, you desperately think you can not “shine” everywhere. You are seized by frustration and helpfulness and on the way to giving up everything! Oh, that is not what we have agreed!
Everything comes to its place – home cleaning is golden rule number 1
Try to make your cleaning schedule so that you can pay attention to each corner of your home, but! all the duties should be equally distributed for each day. Do not place, for example, half of the responsibilities connected with using the cloth for Tuesday and the other half for Thursday. And yes, the schedule, even if it has not been written, is quite crucial because it gives you the extra feeling that everything is under control ☺
Golden Rule number 2
Do not try to be a perfectionist! And yes, this is serious! We understand that you put all your effort into work in front of your boss– but this situation requires you to impress someone, which is worth it. At home, you are alone or with your relatives. No one will notice if you leave a few dust particles on the upper shelf of the cupboard.
Understand us – it is natural to see cleanness as the most essential thing in your home, but no one will evaluate you with a mark when discussing its daily maintenance. And think more reasonably about it – only after two days will this spot have to be cleaned again. That is why, at this moment, you can remove most of the heavy dirt, and the details could be left for cleaning when the time is more appropriate ☺
“One for all and all for one” Golden rule number 3
Just imagine that you are living with your partner, family, and roommates, and it turns out that you have the honour to take care of the home cleaning. Well, it is a bit unfair – everyone is doing something to make the house dirty and happy when it smells fresh and is so clean, but the last thing is entirely due to your efforts. Oh, no! Mobilise all the people living around you to help you.
Simple actions (like arranging clothes, wiping dust, or removing the garbage) could be helpful for you. Such small and insignificant gestures can give you additional time to decide how to use them. You might find it odd now that this is not some unique advice, but you will be pleasantly surprised when you try it and find out how helpful such help could be.
Golden Rule number 4
But it would be best if you were careful who you choose to be your helper. We do not deny the previous rule, but you should focus on this. If you have decided that the child will be the one who will help you with these activities, perhaps you should think about this choice one more time.
Of course, children should be taught how to help with home cleaning, but you can not count on them as much as you want them to. Why? Imagine you are vacuuming, and your little precious comes into the room carrying something. The child asks you impatiently, “Mum, where should I put this?”. Naturally, it would be best if you switched off the vacuum cleaner to regularly talk with your child, to hear the child and answer the questions. Then you can go on with cleaning the floor.
A few minutes later, your boy or girl has found another thing; of course, he must know where to put it again. At that moment, you ask yourself – is the child trying to help or sabotage you… You do not want to scream at your child because this is not his fault. You tell them to go to play a bit, and you start cleaning again. The thing is that you have lost some of the time that you have for cleaning, and your nerves are significantly tightened. Well, do not do this to yourself. Of course, the above-described moment is an example, but we are sure you understand what we mean. The idea is to have such a helper that would be in help, not just wasting your time.
Golden Rule number five
Be prudent. The rule with the schedule is beneficial. Frankly, sometimes you can not entirely fulfil all the tasks planned for the day. For example, you have designed to clean the living room and the closet on Tuesday, but something happens, and you have to stop with your home cleaning. It is not a big problem, because you can postpone it for tomorrow.
But the thing is about something else – the room you spend most of the time at home needs more attention and effort. That is why you should start with it first so that you do not have remorse if there is not enough time for cleaning the other rooms. It would be best if you gave priority to the more important rooms. If you have guests, for example, tomorrow, and your living room has not been cleaned, you will not invite them in the closet, do you, no matter that it shines with cleanness?!
And while we talk about prudence, you should remember that it is a good thing to maintain the cleanliness of the hall. Do not be surprised – it is where most of the dirt is accumulated, entering from outside. Just think about it. What is the benefit that your entire home is immaculate when the hall is not cleaned? And whenever you enter one of the other rooms, you spread the dirt.
Golden Rule number six
Do not hurry! Really! You think that when you are working faster, you will finish the house cleaning more quickly. Well, this is not true at all. And the reason is simple – the more you pressure yourself, the more nervous you get. Even distracted! And it is no wonder when you have cleaned the kitchen, for example, really fast, and minutes after that when you are cleaning the bathroom, to remember that you have missed cleansing the fridge or the kitchen plot. You have just forgotten it while you were in such a hurry. And the dust in the bedroom, you can not remember if you have cleaned it. So you need to go back and do it?!
Golden Rule number seven
Do not think cleaning is a punishment; think of it as fun. Yes, we are serious. You know that each separate item has its positive sides, it is the same about cleaning. It would be best if you were more intelligent about the subject. After all, it is a way to bring yourself some joy because this is how you will feel when you are ready to clean, right?
Home cleaning is usually considered routine practice and is one of the women’s primary duties. It does not mean you should not tell yourself, “Well done!” smile and feel happy when you look around and see the result. It would be best to change your initial attitude towards cleaning your house. Avoid thoughts like “Oh, I need to act quickly so I can finish cleaning faster”. Such type of thoughts will only negatively affect your positive attitude. It will also give you the feeling of doing something that is a punishment for you and one tedious obligation.
This could be and should be changed, and the way is straightforward. So the next time you take the clothes, you should play some excellent music. There is nothing else that can fix your mood as your favourite song. Allow yourself even to make some moves. It is fun, and you will be ready for home cleaning without knowing it, almost like dancing through the furniture instead of walking. It may seem absurd, but you can try it next time. We promise that we will not tell anyone if you liked it and that you were even singing using the stick of the broom for a microphone ☺)).
And while your thinking is positive, you burn calories while cleaning. We all know how important this is to a woman. Well, the energy you have burned will not be the same as in the fitness club. At the same time, you should not forget the positive effects of cleaning your home.
Premium Clean – Professional Home Cleaning Company
The golden rules in home cleaning have finished, and we hope they will be useful to you. Do not forget that our help is not only with our advice. It would be best to know that you can always count on us. The team of Premium Clean will be happy to answer your call and take care of your home. With our end-of-tenancy cleaning services in London at affordable home cleaning rates, we can make your house or flat perfectly clean, and you will not have to raise a finger. And these golden rules… could help you…some other time. And perhaps the help from our professional cleaners team could be your golden rule number eight? ☺