Cleaning the house is a time-consuming task for many moms who already have many other responsibilities, such as work, looking after the kids, and cooking. At the end of the day, it seems like you don’t have any time left for yourself. Cleaning is one of the last things you want to do after a long day. Fortunately, you can cut down the time you spend on house cleaning to allow yourself more “me time” by following these three tips:
Clean As You Go
One of the reasons house cleaning gets overwhelming is because clutter and messes build up. Before you know it, a sheet of paper “temporarily” placed on the coffee table transforms into a large stack of papers you dread sorting through, which causes you to feel more reluctant about cleaning. The solution to that problem is to clean and organize as you go, rather than to set something aside for later. If you don’t organize in the moment, the odds are you will forget about the object until it’s part of clutter. Only leave something out of its place when you truly don’t have the time to immediately deal with it.
Say “Goodbye” to What You Haven’t Used in a Year
The next time you clean your house, revisit all of your belongings and throw out or recycle what you haven’t used in a year. Tossing out an item is initially difficult, but within a week, you’ll feel relieved that you have fewer belongings taking up space in your home. Visual clutter subconsciously adds stress on your body and mind. Therefore, you only want to keep things that you use regularly. The exceptions to this are photo albums and memorabilia.
Time Yourself, Then Beat Your Time
Start timing yourself while cleaning and record how long it took to complete each task. Then, challenge yourself to finish in a shorter amount of time. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can clean your home when you take this approach. Why does it work? It enhances your level of focus on completing the task and adds a slight sense of urgency to beat your time.
It’s possible for moms to enjoy time on their hobbies while still maintaining a clean home and taking care of other responsibilities. Not only is it possible, but necessary for your health. All work and no play will wear you down eventually. Follow the above tips to set aside more time for yourself in the day.
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