Of course, we would all like to live in a clean and shiny space all the time… However, this is not always possible. By juggling several urgent tasks, life often pushes us to the limit of our strength, and keeping our home in perfect shape becomes an unthinkable mission.
However, if we put perfection aside, we can adopt a clever strategy to maintain our home in a decent and satisfactory condition. In this vein, today we explain to you how to clean your house in 15 minutes a day.
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How to clean your house in 15 minutes a day? The strategy
Not long ago, we put together an article for you on the question: How to do housework without getting tired? So, we understood that it is better to divide the big household work into several small daily tasks instead of doing everything in a single day or weekend. And indeed, this strategy is gaining more and more popularity.
What exactly does it consist of?
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As you can guess from the title, it involves devoting around fifteen minutes (more or less) per day to concrete cleaning tasks. Ideally, you create your schedule for the week, and under each day, you write the specific tasks to be carried out during this time interval.
Keep your home neat and orderly by spending a little time cleaning each day
Secondary cleaning tasks vs. primary tasks
So, to avoid any confusion, it should be noted that this house cleaning schedule only includes “secondary” tasks, which together ensure good hygiene and cleanliness at home. However, in addition to the tasks on this list, there are some essential housekeeping tasks. These include dishes, trash, laundry, and storage.
Before tackling the deep cleaning schedule, we advise you to master the art of carrying out the essential tasks on a daily basis. Otherwise, leaving clothes and dirty dishes lying around will only lead to a complete mess. And there’s no point cleaning the floor or the bathroom, for example, if all the rooms are in chaos.
There are priority tasks to carry out before embarking on deep cleaning
Example of the weekly schedule
As we have just explained, this cleaning schedule of 15 minutes per day focuses on deep cleaning operations. Let’s see together an example of the cleaning sessions to plan depending on the time of the week. Besides, you are free to choose the order of tasks that suits you best; this is just an example.
Here is a weekly cleaning schedule
On the first day of the week, we invest our 15 minutes of cleaning in vacuuming. Pass the device through each room. And if you have a robot, all the better!
Of course, day 2 of the adventure is dedicated to washing the floors. Mop any floors that you have already vacuumed thoroughly the previous day.
Obviously, the bathroom is a corner where deep cleaning normally takes much more time than a quarter of an hour. This is why, in our smart planning, we divide this task into two. On Wednesday, you only clean the bathtub and shower. If that seems like too much, clean the tub this week and leave the shower tiling for the following Wednesday (when you’ll skip cleaning the tub, respectively).
After the bathtub or shower, come the toilets and sinks. So set aside these 15 minutes on Thursday to restore the shine to the bowl, the sink (but also the sink in the kitchen), and the mirrors.
At the end of the week, we return to the task with which we started the schedule, in particular dusting. This time, you can quickly dust the surfaces or touch up the floors with the vacuum cleaner (especially in the most frequented rooms).
On Saturday, we take advantage of the 15 minutes to catch up on some of the essential tasks that we did not complete perfectly during the week. Tidy up, fold clothes, throw out the trash, change sheets, and clean the fridge. Use this time to put everything in order.
The last day of the week is dedicated to… your rest! If the situation is more or less under control, take advantage of Sunday to recharge your batteries or to spend more quality time with your family.