Time Saving Cleaning Routine for Busy Moms
October 11, 2017|Posted in: Hearth and Home
Time Saving Cleaning Routine for Busy Mums
This is a guest post written by Sophia Evans of Tidy London Cleaning.
There is no escape from housework whether you spend long hours in the office or run after the kids. In both cases your free time is limited and usually, when you get home piles of unfolded clothes, dirty dishes and scattered toys are welcoming you. You either say to yourself it is what it is and get to work or decide that it’s up to you to turn the situation around. There are numerous ways to decrease the time you spend cleaning. Of course, the amount of housework will be always the same but if you don’t cover all domestic chores at once, you won’t be so overwhelmed and even earn yourself some extra free time.
My suggestion is to implement a quick cleaning routine in your daily agenda. Let’s call it a time-saving practice. If you devote it 20-30 minutes of your day, it will put some sort of system both in your home and your thoughts.
Time Saving Cleaning Routine
Make a tour around the house and collect all the rubbish that you find. Empty bottles, packings, broken toys – everything that no longer serves you any purpose doesn’t have a place in your house. Pay special attention to the kitchen and the living room, which are the most frequently used areas. Empty all bins, if they are sticky, you will need to wash them as well. When you are ready with decluttering, put any used objects and items back in their place.
2. Living Room Organisation
You and your children surely spent a lot of time here. This means scattered toys on the ground, crumbs on the sofa and sometimes even sticky fingers on the TV set. Pick up and put aside all toys before someones’ little finger has painfully found them. Polish the surfaces as well as any screens. If necessary, hoover the sofa, using the specific vacuum cleaner nozzle.
3. Kitchen Sanitation
We will spend a little bit more time here. Due to its everyday use, it seems like this room is constantly dirty. Wash the dishes and put them in the cabinet. If there are any greasy kitchen appliances, polish their exteriors, wipe the kitchen countertops as well. It is advisable that you sweep or hoover the kitchen area every time you implement this cleaning routine. In this way, you prevent the spreading of grime to the other rooms and make the space cleaner.
4. Mini Bathroom Cleaning.
It is amazing how quickly this room gets dirty, especially the sink and the floor. If there are any toothpaste or shaving cream spots on the sink, clean them with your preferred solution. After that put any used cosmetics back in its place as well as any towels in the laundry basket. In the end mop the bathroom floor.
5. The Laundry
No one likes ironing or folding huge piles of washed clothes at once and you are probably not an exception as well. Check if your laundry has already dried and bring it in. Separate the clothes that need to be ironed. The rest fold and put in the wardrobe. The ironing you can do during the weekly cleaning session.
If you implement this quick cleaning routine in your daily schedule, it will no longer be necessary to spend hours around the house during the weekend. If you organise yourself well it will take you not more than 30 minutes and help you to maintain your house always neat and tidy. From now on when you decide to hit the weekly domestic chores, you don’t have to do any preliminary things such as decluttering or washing the dishes.
Try out this time saving cleaning routine and let me know how it works for you!
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Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
October 12, 2017
All good tips!! Young moms with little ones will especially be able to use your tips. By any chance are you from Canada? The reason I ask is because you used a term I’m unfamiiar with — hoover. I know what you meant but I had not heard a name brand used as a verb. I think it’s cute!! Have a great day!!
October 13, 2017
Brilliant tips for staying on top of our housework. I remember when I was working I used to go home for my lunch hour, I would eat my sandwich and whilst my coffee was cooling down I would make the bed (I could never make it before because my husband worked shifts, so when I left for work he was still asleep), clean the bathroom sink, bath and toilet. Hang out washing, drink my coffee and back to work I went.
I think when you have less time in the day it is easier to organise yourself, whereas nowadays, I am retired, and I take things at a much slower pace…. there’s always tomorrow.
Enjoy your day.
October 13, 2017
wow nice work keep it up
October 13, 2017
When my daughters were little, I thought I would lose my mind (what wasn’t already gone) trying to keep at least some walking space available on the floor of our living room. Between the books, notebooks, homework and the dolls, blankets, toys and kids there was no place to step. A wonderful counselor suggested I get a basket for each child. When the clutter got to be too much or at night before bed, everyone would pick up their belongings and put them in their basket. My living room was instantly decluttered and I felt much better!
Thanks for sharing your great tips!
October 13, 2017
These are great! I’m a working full-time mom, so I feel like I never have enough time to keep everything clean. I like to outsource bigger tasks in order to free up some time with my family. I don’t have a weekly maid or anything, but for instance I had the carpet cleaners come last week instead of me on my hands and knees shampooing the carpets (they needed it). It saved me some time and sanity and the job still got done. I will try to follow this system as well. Great post for busy families!
Jas @ All that's Jas
October 19, 2017
Awesome tips! I used to be so organized but now that I work from home I’m becoming a messy mess. There’s nothing that pushes you to be effective more than a time crunch, lol.
October 22, 2017
Jas – I agree 100%. I work best under pressure!!
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March 12, 2019
Thank you for the article and the advice is very helpful!