Keeping up with your daily domestic cleaning can be a drag, but it doesn’t have to take up all your time. Breaking it down into smaller tasks, that you can eventually turn into habits, can make your cleaning list much more manageable. 

      1. Make the bed

Some people think making the bed is a waste of time, as you are only going to get back into it later, but it really makes a big difference as to how clean and tidy your bedroom looks. Plus, even more importantly, it only takes a minute.

      2. Be happy with ‘clean enough’

Unless you are a perfectionist, this shouldn’t be a problem. If you are a perfectionist, remember that the whole house can’t be 100% perfect all the time. The tiny details that bug you are probably not even noticed by other people.

     3.  Prioritise your list

Not all cleaning is created equal, so make a list of what is more important to you. Prioritise what needs to be done, and what can wait, and work through your list in order of importance. 

    4.  Get the family involved

This might be difficult, and yes, sometimes it is easier to do the job on your own, but encouraging the kids to help around the house is better for all involved parties in the long run. Start by getting them to keep their own rooms tidy and it’ll be one less thing for you to worry about.

    5.  Schedule in15 minute clean ups

Scheduling a 15 minute nightly clean up gives the whole family a chance to contribute to the domestic cleaning. Also, if all of you are cleaning at the same time it doesn’t seem like such a drain.

    6.  Keep cleaning supplies close to where you use them

Each room should be stocked with the cleaning products you use there most often. This saves you time running around trying to find the product you need. Having a spray bottle of water and vinegar in all your bathrooms means you have a multi purpose cleaning product handy whenever you have 5 minutes spare to do some domestic cleaning.