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3 Ways To Streamline Your Home Cleaning Routine

Keeping your home clean is no simple project. The organized chaos of home and family present their own challenges, and the added challenges of trying to keep your home clean and looking beautiful only complicates matters. To avoid becoming overwhelmed with housecleaning chores and maintenance projects, it can be helpful to set up a housecleaning schedule to make sure all of the tasks are completed regularly.

Here are 3 simple tips on how to organize a housecleaning schedule so you can streamline the process of keeping your home beautiful and clean

Write the Vision Down

The first step in organizing anything is to jot down everything that needs to be done, from the smallest task to the largest, most comprehensive project. You may choose to do seasonal lists, or make one list for the entire year. Either way, make sure to denote when and how often each task should be done. While some chores need to be done on a daily or weekly basis, the majority of your cleaning responsibilities can be carried out far less frequently. For instance, deep cleaning the bathrooms may be something you do every week, but a deep cleaning of your sofa may only be necessary twice per year.

Enlist Help

Your list of cleaning tasks can seem overwhelming at first, but remember that you don’t have to tackle it alone. To make your housecleaning schedule less intimidating, enlist the help of others in your household to carry out the cleaning duties. This could be a good opportunity to establish a chore structure with your children.

My wife and I are totally opposites when it comes to some household cleaning projects, so we try to divide the chores according to those that each of us find amenable. I enjoy washing dishes but my wife does not, so I typically handle that one. I wake up very early each morning and head to work, so she usually makes the bed. When it comes to larger projects such as the flower beds in our yard, she takes the lead on those since it is something she enjoys, although I am always willing to lend a hand, of course. In like manner, she is great about helping me with projects that are more to my liking, such as cleaning our deck.

Seek Professional Help

There are some projects around the house that you just shouldn’t try to tackle yourself. I’m not saying you couldn’t pull it off, but these are tasks that you are ill-equipped to do well in a timely manner. For instance, when the time comes around to clean your sofa, your best bet is to hire a professional firm to come in and do it right. The same goes for other cleaning tasks such as house or roof cleaning, pressure washing projects, or any such task where proper training and equipment is needed to do it right. Look for licensed firms that are I.I.C.R.C. certified, which designates the company as one of professionalism and accountability. If you are in the Upstate of South Carolina, namely Anderson, Greenville, Clemson, and the surrounding areas, feel free to reach out to us at BTM Cushion Cleaning. You can connect with us via our website:; or call Robby at 864-209-0803. We are always here to answer your questions and to help you keep your home beautiful and clean.

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