(StatePoint) Now and then, every home gets to the point at which a quick tidy-up here and there just isn’t cutting it anymore. When looking around a person may, notice all of the surfaces that have gone untouched for far too long, then sigh as they pick a day dedicated to cleaning from top to bottom.
Lifestyle and parenting blogger Ari Adams of Love, Peace and Tiny Feet is sharing some of her top rules to follow to keep both a clean house and personal sanity.
• Make a plan. Clear the schedule and know exactly how much time there is going to be. Then, prioritize. What projects need the most attention? What are the tasks that need to be tackled to get that project done?
Make a checklist and stick to it. The more organized and detailed when going into it, the less distracted a person will become. Plus, there is the benefit from the confidence boost that is received when putting a big check across an item on the to-do list.
• Get comfortable. Choose an outfit that is comfortable and functional for a day of hard work. Put on some favorite music and get settled. While not going anywhere that day, one may as well enjoy it.
• Use the right product for the job. Armed with the proper cleaning tools, chores get done faster. Choose products that do the hard work. For example, using Mean Green, a cleaner that’s both all-purpose and heavy duty.
Mean Green is one product that can be used on all kinds of messes, whether it’s a sticky spill in the microwave or mold on the patio furniture.
• Take unnecessary breaks. Stick to the schedule. Maintaining motivation is key, and it will become more difficult with every minute a person stops to relax.
• Distract oneself. Plan scheduled breaks but avoid other temptations. If the phone is the root of most of those unwanted breaks, leave it in another room.
While some enjoy the television for background noise, others may find themselves getting pulled in for a binge session. If that’s a problem, leave the television off.
Learn more about products that can help a person power through those chores by visiting www.meangreen.com.
Cleaning the house top to bottom can feel daunting. But with a few smart home cleaning tips and some powerful tools, simplicity and structure can be added to the task.