Today is National Lazy Moms Day, and what best way to celebrate than figuring out how to clean the house after today is done? Okay, bad joke. But on a serious note, moms can get so busy, and knowing how to speed clean your home might be the best gift we could give you as you take a break today.
The average mom spends 31 hours weekly on chores, and those hours are increased during the holidays. Even though cleaning can be overwhelming, especially when combined with a hectic schedule, it is vital. A clean and organized home reduces stress, improves focus, and gives you a semblance of order and control. It also prevents the breeding of harmful germs, preserving your family's health. The fact that it is easy on the eyes is also a great bonus.
After taking care of your family, looking at a dirty home can be overwhelming and cause increased stress levels. However, speed cleaning for busy moms is an art that will save you a lot of time you can spend with your family or with yourself. Here we will give you a few efficient housekeeping hacks that will shrink the herculean task of cleaning into something easy to do, and you might even find yourself beginning to enjoy it.
Don’t worry, super mom, we got you 😉. Welcome to your comprehensive speed cleaning guide.
This is very important in your list of effective home cleaning strategies. The goal is not perfection but to get the job done without spending all day doing that. And this is how you do it:
For high-impact area cleaning, you need to focus on the most frequented areas of the house. These busy zones are different for every home, but some of the most common ones are the living room, entryways, and kitchen. When you enter any home, you are first met with the entrance and living room area. These zones immediately form an impression of cleanliness and order or disorderliness, as the case may be.
You could easily close the door behind a messy room, hoping to get back to it later. However, the same can’t be said about these busy areas. Prioritize them.
When toys and random items are strewn about, it disorganizes the entire space. And when you have kids, clutter gets formed like no man’s business. It can get overwhelming, especially when you let it linger for a while before tackling it.
You can make decluttering easier by giving everything its designated place. Have cute bins, baskets, and storage spots for everything. If your kid’s toys always find a way of traveling into the living room, put a bin there for that purpose. When everything has its place, it is easier for the entire family to put things where they should be.
The point of these storage tools is so you can practice rapid home decluttering. Don’t let the clutter linger. Decluttering gets stressful when you let things get out of hand. Stow items away immediately after usage.
The less time you spend cleaning, the more time you can dedicate to your family or lavish on yourself. And that is where time-saving cleaning techniques like the ones below come in.
For time-efficient room cleaning, you need to break down daily cleaning into manageable 10-minute segments for each room. To cut down time, you need to have an efficient system. If you sweep before dusting, dirt can fall on the already-swept floor, creating the need to clean again.
Start by putting things away so you can do a thorough cleaning. Put dirty clothes in their hamper, toys in their bin, books on the shelf, etc. Then proceed to dust and wipe all surfaces. After that, you can sweep the floors and mop them if needed.
One of the best fast floor-cleaning tips you need to know is that how quickly you can vacuum doesn’t depend on the vacuuming process alone. Especially for high-traffic areas, vacuuming or sweeping regularly goes a long way to reduce the amount of time spent doing that because, at every point, the floors are mostly clean. You also need to clear the floor and dust before you start.
Getting lightweight and maneuverable tools is also essential. Your vacuum probably came with a bunch of attachments you don’t use. They are there to make cleaning more accessible and more thorough, so you should use them more often.
Multitasking is one of the most effective home cleaning strategies. It leaves you feeling fulfilled by accomplishing a lot in less time. Here are some multitasking tips you can follow:
This is key to mastering multitasking cleaning strategies. Combine tasks. As the meal cooks, wipe down the countertop and load the dishwasher. As the laundry is in the washer, you can quickly vacuum or stow items away. This helps you accomplish much more than simply waiting for one task to be done entirely before moving on to the next.
Timed cleaning routines are a game changer. It helps you focus, pace yourself, and gives you a sense of accomplishment at the end. It also spices things up as you race to beat the timer. It becomes a fun little game. The more you do it, the faster you get at it, and the more things you accomplish with time.
You can’t clean without cleaning supplies. But you need the right cleaning supplies to be able to effectively speed-clean your home, and here are two important ones:
All-purpose cleaner benefits are quite a lot. As a mom, you know that grease, grime, caked-on food, fingerprint smudges, and stains from spills are inevitable. Having an all-purpose cleaner helps you clean all this up easily.
It is better if you have a few all-purpose cleaners throughout the house. It makes things easier because you don’t have to make several trips around the house to get what you want. And when the all-purpose cleaner is next to you, you are less likely to postpone cleaning up a mess. At Clean Tu Casa, our all-time favorite is Dawn Soap. You can tell us yours in the comments.
An efficient cleaning caddy setup simplifies the cleaning process. Take inventory regularly to see what you have on hand and what you need to throw out or replace. Getting amped up to clean only to see that you’re out of supplies can quickly dampen your mood.
Your cleaning caddy should contain all your essential supplies. It makes it easier for you to clean up without going back and forth throughout the house. Here is a list of items that MUST be in your caddy:
Family-involved home cleaning is a surefire way to make cleaning more fun. You can make it a game for your kids. Play the timer game with them. It makes the cleaning process fun and allows you to focus on the more important tasks, leaving the simpler things like putting toys away for your kids.
You can also assign tasks to them based on their age and abilities. You can assign tasks like putting away the groceries, cleaning rooms, washing the bathroom, doing the dishes, dusting, wiping surfaces, and taking out the trash for your older kids. Your little kid that you can’t yet trust with bigger tasks can put away their toys or join you in what you’re doing so you can keep an eye on them.
As they get even older, you can have a cleaning chart where the chores are clearly outlined, and each kid knows what they are supposed to do around the house. Remember to involve your partner in the cleaning as well.
Cleaning after an entire family is challenging, and you need all the help you can get. Remember to prioritize the high-traffic areas, multitask, and organize cleaning supplies. Also, involve the entire family for a faster and even more fun experience.
Integrating these quick cleaning tips and techniques into your routine will allow you to navigate your daily tasks quickly and satisfactorily. It will also create a clean and organized environment for your family to grow and thrive.
In the meantime, enjoy your Lazy Moms Day, and keep being a super mom!
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