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The Top Benefits of Carrying Out Home Cleaning Regularly

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Care and Maintenance, Hints and Advice


The home is a place where a person wants to sit comfortably and relax after the stress of a long day or week at work. The last thing you want to see when you come home at the end of a long day is to see dirt, dust and junk cluttering up your living space.  Not only does dirt and dust make it impossible to fully relax, they also have long term negative effects on the structure and value of your home.  Floors, walls, gutters, windows, sinks, everything must be cleaned on a schedule in order to promote a happy, healthy home.

Often times we don’t notice the slow and steady build up of dust and dirt until the ubiquitous season of spring cleaning.  Many people prefer to hire a professional cleaning service to help them start the spring and summer off with a deep clean for the whole house.  If you’re short on your budget, you can always make a list and work through the house on your own. 

There are many reasons to keep up on your cleaning schedule:

Preventing and mitigating damage:  When you are regularly wiping down surfaces, sweeping and moping, you are far more likely to notice the early stages of damage – cracks, fading, stains and the like.  You can easily address many of these issues when you catch them early.

Preventing Allergies: Many people are sensitive to dust and pollutants, so it stands to reason that keeping your house clean and dust free will go a long way towards mitigating the misery that seasonal and atmospheric allergens can cause.

Avoid Mold Attack: Moist and humid atmospheres support the growth of mold.  Not only is it unsightly and damaging to the surfaces of your house, mold also has a proven negative effect on your health. Cleaning and maintenance are the best cures for mold in your home.

Removing Pests:  There are some very tenacious bugs out there, ready to invade even the cleanest of homes.  Yet, taking away obvious sources of food and shelter for pests will go a long way towards stopping the invasion.  Regular cleaning will also betray their presence in the early stages, when the problem of pests is easy to deal with.

Improving The Appearance: It is always embarrassing to visit an untidy home – almost as embarrassing as having someone visit your own cluttered living space.  Regular cleaning will help you to avoid those issues and stop fearing the unexpected visitor.


Schedule Housecleaning

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Care and Maintenance, Family, Hints and Advice

You probably know this, but here it is again. House cleaning on a schedule is the best way to keep your home looking fabulous 24/7. Yep, we’re all busy. Cleaning the house can take a back seat to soccer games, play dates, brunch outings, or if we’re honest – just plain laziness. Scheduling cleaning weekly is the best way to avoid those overwhelming “OMG! Why is the house so dirty?” moments. You know what I’m talking about. To avoid those housekeeping freak-outs, schedule your housework. Doing so gets it done easier and faster.

Housework delayed is housework multiplied. Sweeping the kitchen floor daily makes weekly mopping no big deal. You know that when you skip the sweeping for a few weeks, your kitchen floor a dusty, grease stained mess.

Reconsider whatever is preventing you from sticking to a cleaning schedule. More time spent cleaning daily means less time you’ll spend on weekly cleaning or less time your housecleaner has to be there – which translates into a couple of things – savings of money and your precious time.

So what should you be doing on a daily basis?

  • Make your bed
  • Put dirty clothes in the laundry
  • Wash, dry, and put away one load of laundry unless you have a designated Laundry Day
  • Sweep the kitchen floor
  • Tidy up the kitchen
  • Take out the trash
  • Pick up all the rooms in the house

What should you be doing weekly?

  • Change bed linens and bathroom towels
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Clean kitchen counters and the inside of the microwave oven
  • Wash or dust hard-surface floors
  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum carpets and rugs
  • Sweep your entryway or porch–This will help maintain your floors, too

Realistically, it shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes a day to accomplish the daily chore list. It may take even less time if you enlist your family members to help as well. Delegation is key. Keep everyone accountable by posting a written list of work to be done on the fridge. Rotate chores on a weekly basis to keep it “interesting”.

Now, go to those soccer games, plan those play dates and enjoy a brunch outing. You don’t have to worry about coming home to a dirty, messy house.