Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to cleaning. Some people are content with being messy, while others can’t stand the disorganization. Whatever your preferences are, here are some helpful cleaning tips from MOLLY MAID to coincide with your preferred cleaning style.
Last Minute Cleaner: This person is really good at cleaning up, at the last minute, before company arrives. They have perfected the fast clean, using shortcuts for a quick fix. Unfortunately, when you take a closer look at your home, you’ll likely find a whole lot of dirt still lurking on the surface.
Tip: Schedule a deep cleaning day at least once every two weeks. This will help you maintain a cleaner home, and make it easier to handle a quick clean up should you have surprise company.
Mediocre Cleaner – This person is really good at cleaning some things, but not others. For example, the mediocre cleaner will be vigilant about doing the dishes every night, but won’t bother vacuuming for a week or two. They will wipe off the kitchen table every night, but don’t think about wiping down the bathroom sink. If you think you’re a mediocre cleaner, take a good look around your home now. If its easy to see the areas of your home you have ignored, then its time to implement the tip below.
Tip: Implement a more uniformed approach to your cleaning routine, cleaning from the top of the house to the bottom, room by room. If you have another person living in your household, create a cleaning schedule. Sharing the burden of cleaning will help keep your home clean and make the task of cleaning easier.
Saturday Cleaner: Some people set aside one day a week or every other week to do all of their cleaning chores. Although this method of cleaning seems reasonable, it often results in excessive hours of cleaning, since the house accumulates a lot of clutter, dust and dirt throughout the week.
Tip: Simplify your life and spread out your cleaning chores throughout the week, allotting 20 to 30 minutes each day. Doing a little bit at a time will be less overwhelming and help you maintain the cleanliness of your home with ease.
In the Moment: This person is always on the look-out for dirt and grime, and always cleans up a mess right away. Spot cleaning, however tempting, is only a quick fix. Cleaning only one spot at a time in your home will leave other areas neglected. This will eventually add up.
Tip: The tips for this type of cleaner are very similar to the Saturday Cleaner. Allot 20 – 30 minutes per day to cleaning a designated area in your home – and cut yourself some slack!
It Can Wait: This person often puts off cleaning constantly. It’s not that they’re not a clean person, they just don’t enjoy the task of cleaning. This person often lets the mess accumulate, until they either run out of dishes, or can no longer see the floor in the bedroom.
Tip: It’s important to make cleaning easy, and to get some satisfaction from it. Dedicate a small amount of time each day to cleaning, and reward yourself when you’ve completed the task. Biting off more than you can chew will often lead to discouragement, so it’s important to take things slow until it becomes second nature.