Establishing The Daily House Cleaning Tasks
Published on Monday, 06 August 2012
Giving up an entire Saturday for catching up with the house cleaning tasks is nobody's idea of having a fun weekend. Some families live in big houses and have many children and even the whole weekend is sometimes not enough to clean everything round the house. The bad side of cleaning is that the longer you postpone it, the worse it gets and then you need double the time to put things back in order. If you want to have the weekend for fun activities and not only cleaning and tidying up you need to set up daily tasks which every member of the family has to participate in. Doing a couple of small cleaning tasks on a daily basis will be much easier for everyone than facing the frustration and annoyance of a weekend of cleaning - everyone at home arguing and rushing to get things done. Cleaning is much more efficient when there aren't too many people involved in it at the same time, so during the week the children can help out and the things they cannot do could be left for the weekend. Here are a few things that can be done daily.
The kitchen is usually one of the most complex spaces in the house to do cleaning in. With food, oily stains and grime left building up on the counters' and the appliances, you may need to use some proper hands pressure and continuous rubbing to get the dirt off. That's why you should wipe down those areas in the kitchen daily. It might look unnecessary, but it's much better than leaving the stains for days and days. Dust off the appliances and the counters and you can even use a baby wipe to do so. It's very efficient and quick. This is something your children can manage with, so insist on being done on a daily basis, without exceptions. You should also rinse and clean the sink daily too. This is one of the dirtiest places, since it gathers food and detergents. Leaving the sink dirty for a couple of days will result in an unpleasant rancid smell. Don't leave dirty dishes in the sink during the night, as this will cause a smell and harder to clean dishes in the morning.
Nobody is a fan of scrubbing the toilet on a daily basis. However, you can put some fresh detergent every day and clean the toilet at least biweekly. Don't forget to wipe down the top of the toilet and clean behind it. Rinse the sink as often as possible and don't leave toothpaste or soap stains on the sink as it will be harder to clean them later.
Making the bed seems to be one of the hardest tasks for most people, not only children. This task takes just a couple of minutes, but it will preserve your sheets from all the dust and dirt around, so make this a habit and don't skip it. What you can do on a daily basis is dust the furniture in your bedroom - shelves, desks, closet. Vacuum the floor and mop it as often as possible. A bedroom is the place where you sleep and it needs to be perfectly clean. Teach your children to pick up their toys after playing and make sure they know that crayons and pens shouldn't be used on the floor or you might have to change the carpet soon. Don't leave clutter in the bedroom and make sure you leave it tidied up in the morning. This will make you much happier to return to it in the evening, after a long day of work. More news