We Did the Deep Cleaning: Now, How do you Keep it Up?

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Nothing beats the relaxing feeling of sitting down after a long day in your thoroughly deep-cleaned home, especially when you didn’t have to clean it yourself. You can put your feet up, take a deep breath, and focus on things you enjoy, instead.

While this feeling is amazing, it can be short-lived with the day to day busyness of life. Hiring someone to do the deep cleaning in your home is an excellent idea. You can avoid scrubbing your bathroom floor on your hands and knees, dusting your baseboards, cleaning under the sink. All of those jobs can go to someone else. But now that the deep cleaning is done, you will need to keep up with the daily chores in your house to keep it looking great.

Don’t let the upkeep of your home feel like a daunting task. It can be more manageable than you think and doesn’t have to send you into hysterics. Now that TLC Cleaning has done the dirty work for you (literally), you can easily keep up on your freshly deep-cleaned home. Take it one step at a time, and you’ll be able to maintain the fantastic work they’ve done.

Create a Schedule

Odds are it’s not possible to get all of your housework done in one day. Life likely won’t allow for that, and like people say, “The pyramids weren’t built in a day.” So take the pressure off of yourself and set realistic expectations.

Make a List

Make a list of the tasks necessary to keep your house livable and functional. It may take setting aside some time to get it done, but in the long run, it will help to keep your home clean. The list should include things like:

  • Vacuuming and sweeping
  • Wiping down surfaces in each room
  • Dusting
  • Putting away items
  • Laundry

Your particular home will have some variations and additions based on your individual needs.

Once you have your list, it’s time to divide and conquer. Choose one or two tasks for each day of the week. The nice thing is you can tailor it to fit your schedule. If Mondays are already jam-packed, you can adjust by either skipping chores on Mondays or only tackle one small job. Even completing one task on a busier day will help keep your house clean.

Organizing your list and schedule will go a long way toward making you feel in control of some of the overwhelming tasks in your daily upkeep. It will help make your deep clean last a lot longer.

Share the Wealth

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If you live with family members or a roommate, you will be able to split up the housework amongst everyone who lives in the home. This habit is also a great way to teach kids responsibility. You will be surprised at what children can accomplish, and it will make it much easier to be able to depend on others to help keep your house clean.

Once you finish your weekly schedule of chores, you can assign some to each of the members of your household. You can split the work equally, or however works best for you. You can either assign everyone the same task every week or feel free to switch it up and trade jobs amongst people each week. Switching up responsibilities will help keep chores from becoming too boring and allow others to try different tasks, or to get a break from jobs they don’t enjoy.

Multi-Task

Once your home has that deep clean feel after a professional has been in, you won’t have so many detailed tasks to take care of. What’s left will be cleaning up after yourself and others in the house. The jobs will be easy to complete and less labor intensive than a deep clean.

You can use your time wisely and multi-task. Cooking dinner? While it’s in the oven, use this time to wipe down your counters or tidy up under the sink. You won’t worry about burning dinner if you stick close in the kitchen and work on small tasks at hand there.

Getting ready to take a shower? While the water is heating up, clean the mirror and get all of those toothpaste splatters wiped away. It will just take a minute or two, but then it will be one thing to check off your list.

Need to make a phone call? Grab a duster and dust away while you wait on hold with the doctor’s office or chat with your best friend.

Multitasking is a valuable skill and can make you feel useful and productive. The time you’ll save can be used in other more enjoyable areas.

Bedtime Routine

Another technique that many people use to ensure the daily items on their list are getting conquered is to allow for a half hour before bed to wrap up a few chores. By starting your bedtime routine 30 minutes earlier and using that time to clean up dishes, tidy up the living room, or even do a quick bathroom cleaning, you’ll be able to salvage the time earlier in your day to allow for other things, like spending time with family or enjoying your hobbies.

The other upside of this method is that you know you’ll be waking up to a clean house, which will make you feel a lot more organized and prepared in the mornings.

Leave it to the Professionals

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Choosing one or more of these tips to use at home will help you maintain your house after professional deep cleaning. It should feel less stressful than having to take on all of the cleaning yourself and should be manageable.

If you still feel like you don’t have the time to keep up on housework, contact TLC Cleaning and set up a maintenance  schedule with them. They not only help you when it comes to professional deep cleaning but can also alleviate the weekly housework by offering their basic cleaning packages. You won’t be disappointed in their work, and you’ll have more time to enjoy the things you love.

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