Cleaning. Most believe that it’s a boring, tedious job, but it just has to be done. Yes, some people say that cleaning actually relieves stress and helps you relax, but others say cleaning just gives them a headache. Not all of us have the budget to get maid service or even a bi-weekly professional cleaning team to come in and do the job while we relax or tend to the long list of other things we need to get done. So, what’s the solution to get cleaning done quicker? Have your children help you clean! (Obviously, this doesn’t apply to those without children).
There are many ways your children can help you clean, and it will get them in the habit of knowing that cleaning is essential to life. Living in a dirty house isn’t the way to live. A clean home is a happy home. You’ve heard it many times before because it’s true! The only problem: getting your children to help you clean and do so in an efficient manner.
First of all, you have to have a designated day to do weekly cleaning for at least a couple of hours (Sunday usually works best). Once your children can get into this routine of cleaning, it will become just part of the week, like school and play time. Cleaning will build good characteristics in your children and also provide for more bonding time.
Here are some suggestions on how to encourage your children to help you do the chores around the house:
Act happy while cleaning, don’t make it seem like a chore.
Ask for their help for short periods of time, and do not make them do chores for more than half an hour.
Give them a payoff for doing the chores, like small treats, extra TV time, allowance, etc.
Turn it into a game
There is really no magical solution to keeping a bathroom clean. Everyone wants a clean bathroom, and to keep a clean bathroom clean, one needs bleach, grout cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners and more to keep the bathroom pristine. The best tip out there is to clean the mess you make in the bathroom after you use it, trying not to miss any spots or leave the spots there due to laziness.
When cleaning a bathroom, it’s important to clean the toilet and all other parts of the bathroom thoroughly. Make sure to get to all those hard to reach places, or else the mold and mildew will just build up and eventually become a headache to scrub off later. To get the bathroom germ free, or as germ free as possible, you must scrub every inch of the toilet, sink, bath and also the walls. Leaving parts of the bathroom untouched will hurt you in the long run.
In addition to cleaning every inch of the bathroom, the order of what you clean can also be very important. Make sure that you put the toilet at the end of the list. This is because the toilet is the dirtiest part of the bathroom. Another good piece of advice is to pay close attention to the dirt and grime that builds up in the hard to reach places in the sinks and showers, especially in the drains. Make sure to pull out the clumps of hair and soap scum that build up in the shower/bath tub drain.
Before you even get started, make sure you have the right tools for the job. You’re going to need a sturdy scrub, a scraping tool, reliable household cleaners, a grout cleaner, and some latex gloves. Loosen all of the grime, residue, dirt and soap scum first, and then apply the cleaning solutions. When you’re done, spray down the area with a reliable disinfectant.