Are You Getting Your Home In Order?

Winter! This is such a great time to get your home in order. After all, the holiday festivities are over, it's probably cold outside, and you would, more than likely, rather be inside than outside, during the cold winter months. From being sure that all of your cleaning equipment is in order to setting up a cleaning schedule, here are some ideas that might help you get your home in order in a simple and organized way.

Your Cleaning Equipment - Have you ever decided that it's time to thoroughly clean something and the item you need to use is not working properly? It's frustrating, and you might even put the chore on the back burner. Before you start your cleaning, make sure that things like your vacuum cleaner are in good repair. If you think that the vacuum cleaner is not working at its optimum level, think about taking it to a vacuum cleaner dealer and repair shop. The service people there can more than likely get it repaired for you pretty quickly, and when you get it back, it will be ready to get to work for you. Also, the repair people will be honest with you about the fact that it might be time for a brand new vacuum cleaner. If that's the case, just let the clerk know what you want and how much you want to spend, and you'll more than likely be given several models from which to make your choice.

Your Cleaning Schedule - Once your vacuum cleaner and your other cleaning objects are ready, think about making a schedule that you can follow every week. Of course, you could choose one whole day in which to clean your entire house, but that means that you won't be able to go out to run errands or to have fun. Consider setting up a schedule that is easy to follow and that will take only a little while each day. For example, do laundry on Mondays, dust and vacuum on Tuesdays, do bathrooms on Wednesdays, dust on Thursdays, clean bathrooms on Fridays, and clean the kitchen on Saturdays. Leave Sundays to spend with your family and to do things you enjoy, giving yourself a break.

And remember, if you have a family, your work load will be a lot smaller if you divide and conquer. Think of making a chart of the chores that need to be done, and ask your family members to write their name by the chore they want to do.