The most important aspect in keeping your house clean permanently is how well you can organize. It should be no secret that organization in anything is the perfect way to keep things neat and tidy and have you feeling less cluttered and more free to do the things you need to do. Here are a few tips to keep things in your house more organized.
As soon as you have your entire house clean, it may be a good idea to break out or create a house cleaning checklist so others in the house no exactly what they need to do and when they need to do it so your house can remain clean…always.
So in order to create a schedule, you’ll need to write out a list of all the tasks that you want to get done over the course of the year. Then you need to post this list somewhere where it is easily accessible and handy for everyone in the house to read and check off their duties or chores.
This list should include not only a daily checklist, but should also include weekly, monthly, and seasonal tasks. For example…
As soon as spring hits and before it starts to rain, you’ll want to clean your houses gutters. The leaves in the fall usually clutter and jab in the gutters making it impossible for the spring rain to drain properly. If you don’t clean the gutters, the rain could seep into your house through the foundation.
In the summer time, you should include window washing, screens and shutters. Also, any yard work has got to be added to the list here as well.
Fall chores should include raking up leaves, checking and cleaning the furnace, cleaning the fireplace, and any other things you need to do to get ready for winter.
Winter chores has got to include shoveling (if applicable) the snow, and constant dusting.
Some chores like polishing furniture, turning over mattresses, and cleaning the air filters can be done monthly instead of weekly so make sure to differentiate this on your list. Some other chores that can be done semi-annually could include washing curtains, dusting under the fridge, and replacing batteries in the smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors.
Put together your own list and make sure all of your family or roommates know what their responsibilities are. This will ensure that your house is spic and span all year long and it will also ensure that you wont have to spend too much time in cleaning it when it comes time to clean.
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