What to Do Before Cleaning Your Home

by Jess Rehll - May 12, 2022

Cleaning is the bane of many people’s existence. On top of all of your responsibilities, maintaining a clean home can feel impossible. However, with the proper preparation, cleaning can become a much simpler process. 

Make a Plan

The best way to make the cleaning process go as smoothly as possible is to start out with a solid plan. Make a category for all the rooms in your home. Under each category, write everything that needs to be cleaned in that room. These lists will probably be quite thorough. Next, it’s good to divide the items on the list based on how often they should be completed. Things like sweeping or wiping off surfaces might be daily tasks, while dusting and mopping can be done weekly. After all of your lists are organized in this way, create a cleaning schedule. Whether you trade off rooms every day, or do all the everyday tasks at once, creating this plan can help you stay on top of your house cleaning and help you know what you need to do each day.

Consider Product Safety

There are thousands of different cleaning supplies out there that can help your home to be as clean as possible. However, they can contain chemicals and ingredients that can be potentially harmful to you and your family. If you have pets, look for any ingredients that could harm them. For example, mixing ammonia and bleach creates a poisonous gas that can be deadly for small pets. It’s also important to find the right product for the job you’re trying to do. If pests are your issue, you should consider that not taking care of them can have health risks. Whatever type of cleaning you’re trying to do, make sure you find the best products for the job.

Stay Organized

As you begin to clean the rooms in your home, take a little extra time to get rid of some items you don’t use anymore. Doing this as you go can help your space stay free from clutter. A lot of the mess that fills people’s homes comes from the excess things they possess. If you have less, you will be able to keep track of it better. It’s also a good idea to take time to organize all of your things. If everything has a designated space where it belongs, it will be much easier to keep your home clean.

Taking the time to prepare before cleaning your home can save you hours of time. Starting without a game plan can leave you floundering and distracted, and unproductive. Instead, take the time to do these things before cleaning your home so that you can always have a clean space.

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