Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Home Cleaning & Maintenance Checklist to Help You Get Organized

Living in a simplified, uncluttered home is less stressful because it looks orderly and peaceful. It’s also easier to clean and organise such a well kept house. Your visitors and even a professional home cleaner will appreciate the attractiveness of an uncluttered house. Naturally, it takes less time to perform any specialised cleaning task in such an organised home.

“We believe that a tidy and spotless house that looks great helps reduce stress and increases your productivity,” says Select Cleaning, the most sought after professional house cleaning service in New Zealand.

Now let’s look at some cleaning and organising ideas for you to manage your home and life just how you want.

General Home Cleaning & Organising Ideas

Old magazines: Reuse or recycle old books and magazines which you no longer require for reading/reference purpose. Wipe and disinfect remote controls, the landline telephone, switch plates and other commonly used electronic gadgets.

Doormats: Remember to clean the doormat occasionally. First, shake out the dust and debris from the mat, and then vacuum it with a brush attachment. If dirt is still visible, apply some baking soda using a scrub brush, and finally rinse it off with a garden hose.
If the doormat is a carpeted one, clean it effectively with an upholstery or carpet shampoo.

How to clean out the pantry: Wipe down the pantry or cupboard shelves. Remove any racks or drawers associated with these areas and wash them in the sink. Sort the bottles and jars and don’t hesitate to say goodbye to what you don't use.

Now wipe down those items you want to keep in the pantry. Also dust and wipe down the shelves and walls.

Refrigerator cleaning & organising: The dish racks, drawers, drain catch, and drip sponges of the refrigerator should be run through the dishwasher at least once in a month.

For storing the food properly, ensure that you rotate the food and use it up on a timely basis. Scrub down the inside of the refrigerator and keep the storage areas clean and dry. Remove unwanted food or other items in the plastic containers.

Bathroom cleaning tips: The mother of a three year old daughter said, “One thing that I learned while raising a daughter is that bath time is PERFECT for cleaning the bathroom! I am able to keep her supervised while interacting with her and cleaning the sinks, mirrors etc! Also because she is in the tub, I don't have to worry about her grabbing any of the cleaning supplies.”

That’s a good tip indeed for peacefully spending time to clean your bathroom!

Floor cleaning: “I sweep and dust my floors daily. In Canada we took shoes off in the house which helped keep floors clean. In Australia we don’t, so in my home cleaning floors is a must,” according to a well organised homeowner.

However, if there are no children and pets in the house, and nobody has much time for cleaning, you can use a vacuum instead of sweeping, for all hard surfaces, carpets and tiles.

Quick cleaning tips: When the need arises to quickly clean your house, utilise the big-picture thinking strategy.

Clean the areas that are more relevant to the immediate situation in front of you.  Organisation is the important factor here. By multi tasking and strictly following a set time limit, you can manage the cleaning efficiently. Gather all the cleaning products and equipment ready, and move from one room to others fast, without wasting time going back to rooms. 

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