Once you’ve made your mind up to hire a cleaning service, a new challenge arises: how to keep your house somewhat clean until your house cleaner comes again. Or if your house cleaner is you, how do you make your job easier until you can give your house a deep clean?
Do daily maintenance
If you wipe down your counters after every meal, or clean the toothpaste after you brush your teeth, you’ll have an adequately clean house ready for a periodic deep clean. Though it seems impossible, try to train yourself, and other members of your household, to clean up as they go about their daily routine. The result: a home that is picked up, bathrooms that aren’t gross, and a house ready for a regular professional once-over.
Give yourself less to keep clean in between professional cleanings. Be strategic about the amount of things collecting dust, and the amount of things to be picked up. To be clear, you don’t have to get rid of all your valuables or your knickknacks; just make sure you’re only keeping what you want to keep. Tour your home and rid your home of any items or furniture that has sat around for years without any use. You’ll have less to keep clean at the end of the day. In the same way, purge your closets, garage and basement so you don’t have to worry about excess items to clean and store.
Prevent the mess before it comes in
An ounce of prevention saves you time and effort. Place rugs by all the doors. Ask guests to take off their shoes at the door. Make sure your kids rinse off sand and mud before they come in. If possible, use a mudroom as a staging area for your kids, pets and visitors to shed the dirt and snow before they track it into your home.
If you feel you need more help with keeping your house clean, contact us about increasing your cleanings, or ask for a free quote. One of the benefits of a house cleaning service is they can do whatever you need them to do; assess what you need, and make a specific list of housekeeping tasks. The result is a clean house, a house with regular deep cleanings—and the feeling that you’re staying on top of the house cleaning, and not visa versa.