Now that you’ve returned from vacation and sent the kids back to school, you may be taking a fresh look at your home. Have you noticed dust on your furniture or a few new stains on the carpet? After a busy summer, your living space may need a little TLC. Rather than become overwhelmed by a long list of chores, it’s best to set a cleaning schedule and tackle some of the work each week.
Step One: Separate Ongoing Tasks from Occasional Ones
Some areas of your home, like kitchens and baths, will need to be cleaned much more frequently than others. You may try to complete lighter cleaning tasks on a daily or weekly basis, but after the summer, you may need to fit larger cleaning tasks in your routine as well. To set a fall cleaning schedule, evaluate which rooms need to be cared for on a weekly, bi-weekly, and occasional basis. Once you have a routine in mind, it will be easier to stick to your cleaning schedule.
Step Two: Find Time to Clean
Between work, school and family activities, finding cleaning time can be a challenge. To set a cleaning schedule, think about what works best for you. Do you find it easier to clean in shorter, one hour blocks of time? Or do you prefer to reserve one morning each week and power through all your scheduled cleaning at once? Give some thought to when you will clean, but once you pick a time, try not to schedule other activities during that part of your day.
Step Three: Gather the Right Materials
Sometimes just having the right materials makes the cleaning process go much faster. Keeping equipment well maintained is also important. A vacuum that doesn’t work properly won’t remove the dirt and your carpets won’t look as clean as you’d like. With so many cleaning products available on the market today, it’s all about personal preference and finding something that works best in your home. For example, if someone in your family has allergies, you may prefer green products like Zerorez’s B Fluid, a multi-surface cleaner made without harsh detergents.
Step Four: Know When to Ask For Help
If you’re having trouble squeezing in time to clean, professional cleaning services can be a lifesaver. Technicians can service and deep clean areas of your home with more powerful equipment than what’s typically designed for regular home use. If you want to keep your home looking its best, don’t forget to schedule all recommended annual professional cleaning services. A professional carpet or upholstery cleaning will extend the lifetime of investment in your home and your furniture. When your cleaning efforts feel more like an uphill battle, contact Zerorez and ask about their professional services.
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