Very few of us enjoy doing housework. Some people might be able to make it fun by putting some music on or might like the satisfaction of a job well done. But for many of us, it’s the last thing we want to do with our time. Some tasks are particularly tedious, and we can put them off until it’s not possible anymore. But instead of delaying them until you can’t anymore, it can be helpful to have a few tips under your belt that make them quicker, easier, and maybe even more pleasant to do. Try these ideas for getting some of the most hated household tasks completed.
You might not need to clean your windows often, but it can be a pain to have to do it. Even if you only clean the inside of your windows and get a window cleaner to do the outside, it’s still time-consuming. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy tips that will allow you to get it done quickly. Even just choosing the right day to clean is a good idea. Pick a mild day with no direct sunlight so you can prevent streaks. Try preparing your windows before you start, cleaning around the frames first. Quality cleaning supplies can make a big difference too.
Cleaning the Bathroom
No one likes cleaning the bathroom, but it needs to be done at least once a week. If you hate doing it, there are some shortcuts that you might find useful. One option is to quickly clean or wipe down one thing every day, instead of spending a longer block of time cleaning the whole bathroom. It will only take you 30 seconds to clean one thing, so it’s simple to fit into the rest of your day. Just leave time for anything that might take a little longer, such as cleaning the floor.
Sweeping, Vacuuming, and Mopping
Sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping your floors keep them clean and tidy, but it can also be hard work. If you find it boring or it tires you out, there are ways to make it easier. Start by tidying up before you do anything, so you don’t have to keep moving things out of the way. Make sure you have a good vacuum cleaner that works for your home and consider whether you really need to sweep and vacuum or if just one will do on your hard floors. When mopping with a traditional mop, make sure you’re wetting the whole floor first, then going back over with a dry mop to collect the water and ring it out.
Laundry and Ironing
Doing the laundry is one of the most hated household tasks, but it has to be done. One way to make it easier is to do away with separating white, black, and color garments. Most modern garments can be washed together, especially after the first wash. Ironing isn’t essential either, especially if you fold your clothes straight out of the dryer.
Housework might be boring, but you can make it easier to manage with the right tips and tricks.