Posted on December 3, 2020
Do these tasks every day to stay on top of messes. [View Image]
Weekends should be for recharging, not for catching up on work we didn’t get to during the week. This includes housework. While we like the end result, cleaning the house (for most of us) isn’t a fun or relaxing endeavor. To get to your housework to-dos before the weekend, commit to cleaning for 15 to 20 minutes five days a week. Then welcome freedom — and a tidy home — when Friday night comes.
A successful weekday-only cleaning regime relies on two categories of cleaning tasks: ones that you repeat every day as a matter of habit and ones that you do once a week.
Do these tasks every day to stay on top of messes. These should be considered daily habits and not necessarily part of your 20 minutes of cleaning a day. Each should only take a few minutes anyway:
Spend up to 20 minutes a day on one or a combination of the following tasks:
Following is a sample schedule. Power through one like it during the week and say hello to housework-free weekends.
Dust and clean glass and mirrors throughout the house.
Clean out the fridge and clean kitchen appliances.
Vacuum carpets throughout the house.
Wet mop hard floors throughout.
Deeper cleaning of bathrooms and tackling clutter hot spots.