No Time to Clean

As we mentioned in our previous blog, a cleaning or maid service is not for everyone.  Trust issues, feelings of needing to do it yourself and lack of money can all play into the decision not to hire a cleaning service for your own home.

You know that, for your families health (not to mention your sanity), you need to have a clean home so either by choice or by circumstance you do it yourself.  But what happens when you don’t have time to do it?  Especially this time of year, the demands on your time double or even triple.

Recently I was reading an article by Kathryn Webber about making time to clean.   She makes an excellent point when she says, “Too many people think that they have to either be “Martha” or give up on home chores completely. It’s not an “either/or” situation. Perfection is not the goal, a reasonably clean house is.”

There are a number of ways to make sure that your home is reasonably clean that take very little time.  Ms. Webber mentions some of them in her article and we have some on our website, here.

In general, though a couple of our favorites are;

Get 5 Minutes From Your Family.  Set a kitchen timer for five minutes and have one member of your family in a different room.  GO!  You would be amazed how much can be cleaned in five minutes.

See it?  Clean it!  Ever walk into the kitchen and see a spill on the counter top but thought to yourself, ‘That’s not what I came in here for’ and left it?  Wipe it up!  I guarantee that you would have to work pretty hard to spend more than a minute cleaning up a spill (even if it’s mustard or jelly).

It will take some planning on your part, but you can have a clean home without spending a lot of time on it and without hiring a maid service.


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