This year is ending. You’ve likely already drawn up your resolutions—from career plans to finances. But one thing most people forget to include is their home cleaning goals. Now, considering the two years we’ve had, cleaning your home and keeping it sanitary should be a top priority for the coming year.
Here are five house cleaning goals to add to your new year’s resolutions.
If you’ve been working from home since 2020, chances are your home and work clutter have collided. You can’t differentiate between your workspace and dinner table! If you have mail piling up and clothes not fitting in your closet, this is a direct sign you need to declutter.
Consider buying or designating a specific cabinet for work documents. Plus, create a habit of filing printed materials immediately after using them. As for clothing, organize them according to the frequency of use. Ensure you clean them and add a few desiccant gel sachets for items you rarely wear before placing them in reusable bags.
Create a house cleaning schedule
Have you been putting off your house cleaning tasks? If this is the case, having a cleaning system could be what you need. Begin by identifying daily tasks. These may include doing dishes, cleaning countertops, drying floors, and tidying.
Afterward, determine which cleaning tasks are doable during weekends. These include doing laundry, mopping, dusting furniture, vacuuming, and putting away clean laundry.
Once you are done, think about the more time-consuming tasks you can do every month. These include deep cleaning rooms; dusting light fixtures; washing carpets, mirrors, and windows, or wiping down your fridge and cabinets.
Adopt a greener cleaning lifestyle
Are your cleaning products listed on the United States Environmental Protection Agency “Safer Choice” list? Many cleaning supplies on store shelves contain ingredients that are harmful to the environment.
Here are a few things you can do to adopt an eco-friendly house cleaning lifestyle.
Switch from single-use paper towels to reusable cleaning cloths
Buy eco-friendly cleaning products
Consider buying multi-purpose and refillable cleaning products to reduce your use of plastic
Stop using chemical air fresheners and switch to natural fragrances such as essential oil sprays
Switch to a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum cleaner
Make house cleaning a family task
Cleaning tasks tend to be appointed to one or two family members. This role can be challenging hence why things pile up, leading to clutter and, in some cases, a pest infestation.
Making cleaning a family activity could ensure a division of labor. Doing so could help complete all tasks on the cleaning checklist, whether daily or monthly.
The little ones could help tidy up by picking up toys or placing dishes on the kitchen counter. Older children could assist in putting laundry in the washer and cleaning their rooms. Consider having a reward system to make the tasks enjoyable.
Seek professional house cleaning services
While you may have created a cleaning schedule, there will always be a time when you are too busy to complete these tasks. And let’s be honest, some sections of the house will always be challenging to clean, such as light fixtures. You can hire house cleaning professionals to take these tasks off your hands.
Not sure you need them? Here are several reasons cleaning companies are an upside.
Hiring a cleaning professional ensures your home has clean air preventing allergy attacks and other respiratory issues.
A house cleaning service frees up so much time, allowing you to focus on family or other important tasks.
Seeking home cleaning services offers peace of mind as you are guaranteed high quality services every time.
Professional house cleaners are flexible and offer customized services based on your cleaning needs.
Don’t have time to clean? Maid Impressions offers Clearwater, Dunedin, and Palm Harbor house cleaning services. Our cleaning system is customizable.
So, whether it’s a deep clean or spring-clean, count on maid services cleaners to keep your abode in pristine condition. Our team members are bonded and insured and maintain professionalism. Let us help you meet your new year cleaning goals. Call us at 727-222-6019 for a free quote today.