Let’s be honest—only a small portion of the population actually likes housework. There are so many more interesting things that we could be doing instead of scrubbing floors or dusting shelves. Nonetheless, cleaning our homes is a part of adulthood. If you’ve ever seen an episode of Hoarders you know why.
And although you may not be able to avoid doing housework altogether unless you hire a professional house cleaner, there are ways to make it easier. Let’s go over some of the most practical tips for taking the headache out of housework.
Install Vinyl Flooring
One of the biggest jobs associated with house cleaning is cleaning your floors. If you have kids, you may find yourself cleaning your floors even more often. Certain types of flooring can be extremely hard to take care of, which is why you should consider installing vinyl flooring.
Not only does it withstand all sorts of shocks, bumps, and scratches, but it’s also incredibly easy to clean. Not to mention it dries in a fraction of the time. The best part is that plenty of vinyl flooring can be purchased in different textures giving your floor the impression that it’s made of marble or wood. In other words, you get the same aesthetic of much more expensive flooring with half the work involved.
Do a Little Every Day
One of the biggest complaints that people have about house cleaning is how time-consuming it is. Yet, this is often a result of letting things go for too long. Make it a priority to do a little cleaning every single day and you’ll find that you spend much less time during every session.
Even though it requires a daily effort, you have to admit that it’s much easier to commit to 15 minutes a day than it is to commit to 3 or four 4 every 10 days. Short spurts don’t only take up less of your time, but your house will stay consistently cleaner for longer.
Do Dishes Right Away
We know we know— doing dishes is the pits. However, the more you let them pile up the worse it will get. Not only will your house start to smell, but it’ll also make dish cleaning that much longer and more of a headache. Get into the habit of washing everything as soon as you use it. Whether it’s a cup, a butter knife, or a cutting board, wash it on the spot and you’ll cut your cleaning time down significantly.
Keep Vacuums Around The House
Consider investing in a few wireless cordless vacuums that you can keep around the house in multiple corners. That way as soon as something falls on the floor that requires a clean-up, you have something on hand to clean it right away!