Whenever we have house cleaning on our minds, we think we need the harshest, toughest, chemical to do the job but that only harms us while we get the job done. Yes we should be tough on dirt and some stains can be very strong, but there are natural and other gentle ways to take the fight to dirt and stains.
Furthermore, the home should be a safe haven for you and its occupants. So why use harsh chemicals all over the surfaces when there are better alternatives?
The reason for that is simply not knowing about the pros and cons and what alternatives there are. I will shed some light and point you in the right direction to make cleaning your home not only safe but fun.
1. Keep things organized.
Keeping things organized in your home helps you reduce the need to do heavy cleaning all the time. Also putting in a few rules and guidelines and having everyone in your home participate will not hurt. For example, insisting that a mat is placed at the front and back doors and outdoor shoes left in a designated area makes a big difference when cleaning the floors happens.
Another thing I do with my family is to have our big meals when everyone is home together. Makes washing the dishes a simple task and saves on resources. Imagine washing just one dish and a set of utensils each time someone eats at random times throughout the day. It doesn’t look like a big deal for one day, but imagine doing that for a week or a month.
2. Make a cleaning schedule.
People normally just go through the week and save Saturday or Sunday to do all the house cleaning. But let’s get real, you are working throughout the week and will be tired on that one day off … you will skip a Saturday or Sunday here and there. To fix that create a schedule of areas to clean throughout the week. You do a little each day that becomes the whole house in a week or even less.
Also, dirt will not have 6 days of building up anymore.
3. Make it a team effort.
If you do not live alone make cleaning your home a team effort. The more the merrier and it takes the stress off of an individual person. As much as cleaning may not be fun for everyone, it is necessary. Everyone living in any space should put a helping hand towards keeping their surroundings clean.
When you are cleaning an area in the house and see another person doing another section it eases your mind and helps you not to feel like you are the one carrying the house on your shoulders. Plus you can make it fun and competitive.
If you are a loner just make things fun in your own way, play some music and or set goals and challenges.
4. Use the products you love.
Using heavy chemical products such as bleach only fills your home with chemicals and makes cleaning the opposite of fun. The last time I checked dousing a bathtub with bleach always had me running out of the bathroom and having to leave the vicinity to air out.
There are a few natural cleaning agents that use less harmful chemicals if any that makes battling strong dirt a breeze and make you have fun doing the whole process.
Check out my favorite home products that make cleaning a fun breeze for me and my family.