Have you been postponing the inevitable? If you walk into your front door, does your house look relatively nice, yet you know very well that there are many things that need to happen for it to be really clean? Maybe you were super busy during the school year, being a homeroom mom, balancing a job and kids, or maybe you just plain didn't want to delve into the deep cleaning that your house needs. For whatever reason that you put off doing the big clean-up, now that you've decided to make amends, from hiring a cleaning service to maintaining a clean home, here are some ideas that might help you.
Hire A Cleaning Service - Have you ever used a cleaning service before? If not, you're about to be very pleased. Now that you have come to the realization that you can't, or won't, do the big clean-up project by yourself, you'll more than likely be very happy that you hired professionals to do the job for you. Talk to the cleaning service to explain exactly what your house needs.
For example, if you want all of your windows cleaned, specify that. Perhaps your tile floors need to be cleaned. The cleaning service will not only make the tile shine, but the grout will be spic and span, too. Consider jobs that are easy for you to do and take them off the list. For example, maybe you don't mind dusting, and you feel better about handling delicate figurines yourself. Specify that.
Maintain The Clean House - Once your home has been thoroughly cleaned, of course, you'll want to keep it that way. Consider getting your family members onboard, giving them each chores that need to be accomplished each day and each week. For example, you could make a chore chart that has things like Put Away Your Personal Belongings on it for the daily work. For weekly chores, the chart might have things like Clean Out The Refrigerator or Organize The Game Shelves as part of the chores that need to be accomplished.
Another idea is to ask the same cleaning service to return to your house periodically, maybe once a week, every other week or once a month. Consider arranging for the cleaning service to come before holidays when you know guests will be at your home. For example, if you host Thanksgiving dinner, consider asking the cleaning service to come a couple of days before the big event.
For more information, contact your local cleaning services.