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Weekly House Cleaning Tips

I know life is busy.  You are looking for house cleaning tips, to make your life that little bit easier.  So what will you achieve...

  • Not as much stress at home - its far easier to relax in a clean house/room.
  • When out with your friends, the words "Come back to mine" no longer fills you with dread...
  • Your relatives phone you... "We're just round the corner, mind if we pop in?", answer "Sure" with confidence!

Sounds good, doesn't it?  Well you can achieve this!

House Cleaning Tips - Tools & Products

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There isn't many specific tools that you need to fulfil this checklist.  However, the tools I use when I go about my weekly chores are here...

  • Rubber gloves (marigolds)
  • Vaccum cleaner
  • Broom
  • Dustpan & brush
  • Mop & Bucket (or Steam Cleaner)
  • Soft cloth or duster
  • Cleaning cloth (which you can get wet)
  • Washing up bowl
  • Bin bags

You can add cleaning products to your list too.  Now in the few conversations I've had with different people, we each like to use a different product.  We all have our favourites too.  Here is my general list...

  • An all-in-one floor cleaner
  • A polish for your natural wood furniture
  • A polish /wipe and feed for any leather or synthetic leather that needs this attention
  • An anti-bacterial cleaner for the kitchen
  • A general multi-purpose cleaner for the bathroom
  • Appropriate toilet cleaners

Armed with the above you are now ready to begin.  Don't forget to view or print the checklist, here.

If it is your first time cleaning the house, then review our tips for beginners...

First Time - House Cleaning Tips

House cleaning tips for the first timer!

Firstly, don't worry, as with everything, everyone has a first time.  These are my top tips...

  • Change your clothes.  Make sure you are not in your best clothes!  It is more than likely you will get grubby.  
  • Where an apron.  I know you've just changed, but there is no need to get those clothes absolutely filthy!  An apron is also recommended when using products that could remove colors.
  • When required where protective gloves.  Rubber gloves are useful.  If you have a latex allergy, make sure you get ones that are hypoallergenic.  

That's you physically set an ready to work.  What about mentally.  Is your motivation lacking?  You'd rather be doing anything but this? Then read on...

To get your movtivation back, work out what it is you'd rather be doing.  Then make sure you have time to do that, as long as you get the housework done.

The key is to be firm with yourself.  There is no point in trying to justify you've done the job, when you haven't.  You are just letting yourself down.

So to make sure that you have no excuses, click this link, Weekly House Cleaning Tips.  Now get back to work!

Finding the hidden dirty spots!

I don't know about you, but I've looked around my home at times, and have had a horrible shock.  

When was the last time that you cleaned under the stereo?  Yes the stereo itself gets cleaned every week, but do you lift it off and clean the unit it's sitting on?  

In all honesty, you probably don't!

The it's those sort of jobs, the ones that easily get overlooked, which form part of the weekly house cleaning tips.  

Managing to do these jobs...

I recommend breaking down the chores into a room by room basis.  This will help you...

  • It allows you to focus on what needs to be done in one room at a time.
  • When one room is done, you can close it off as finished.
  • A few jobs per room will give you a sense of accomplishment.

To help you in this way, the weekly house cleaning tips is written in a room by room basis. 

Cleaning Logic:  If you've got the vaccum cleaner out, you might as well do all rooms on that floor - surely?  

Working in Levels

So doing the activities by "levels" as described in the checklist, is another alternative.

This is where you do everything at floor level, then at "knee height", "waist height" etc.  This will make sure you get to the nasty grime spots that get missed, like under the stereo!

It can be a challenge when you are short.  I find to combat this (I'm only 4' 7" tall) that standing on a step stool in the middle of room, can truly open your eyes.

Working in Days

Also covered in the checklist notes, but you may find working these chores with the days of the week better for you and your lifestyle.

I adopt this method for some of the rooms in the house, like my bathrooms.  I tend to deal with these rooms on a Monday and a Friday.

The reason... the family is home for the weekend, but barely here during the week.  Friday's job makes sure they are clean from the weeks use, and Monday from the weekend use.

This fits nicely into my routine, but it may not with yours.  

In the checklist you will find two sample routines to use the weekly house cleaning tips to give you an example of what to do and when to do it.  

In Summary

One of things that you will need to do, is to validate the checklist, and ensure that you have all the main things for you, covered.

Of course, you may find that some things should be stepped up to your daily checklist.  

Others, it may go without saying perhaps should transfer to your monthly checklist.  

However, don't put those jobs off permanently!  Who will you be letting down again... Do you remember?  That's right YOU...