How to Keep Your Home Clean Between Cleanings Without Wasting Time

Keeping your home clean between professional cleanings can feel like a never-ending game of whack-a-mole – you clean one area, and suddenly another spot pops up that needs attention. But fear not, my fellow clean freaks, for there are some simple strategies to help you keep your home looking spick and span between professional cleanings – and we promise, it won’t feel like a chore.

First off, create a cleaning schedule. This isn’t like scheduling a dentist appointment or a root canal – it’s more like scheduling a date with your vacuum cleaner. Write down the areas of your home that need attention, and assign a specific day or time to each one. You can even give your vacuum cleaner a cool nickname, like Dust Buster or Dirt Devil, to make the experience more fun.

Next, keep your cleaning supplies handy. You don’t want to be caught with your pants down (or your gloves off, as it were) when a spill happens. Keep your all-purpose cleaner, microfiber cloths, and other cleaning tools in a convenient location so you can quickly tackle messes as they arise. Bonus points if you give your cleaning supplies fun names, like Scrub-a-Dub-Dub or the Mighty Mop.

Tidying up as you go is another key to keeping your home clean. It’s like playing a game of beat the clock – how quickly can you put away your clothes, wash the dishes, and clean up the toys before the timer runs out? Get your family involved in the game, and turn cleaning into a fun family activity. Maybe even throw in a prize for whoever finishes their cleaning task first – like getting to choose the movie for family movie night.

And lastly, remember that laughter is the best medicine – even when it comes to cleaning. Turn up the tunes and dance around with your mop like nobody’s watching. Sing into your cleaning spray like it’s a microphone. Pretend your vacuum
cleaner is a race car and make vroom-vroom noises as you zoom around your home. Who said cleaning had to be boring?

So, my fellow clean freaks, fear not – keeping your home clean between professional cleanings can be a fun and enjoyable experience. With a little bit of creativity and a lot of humor, you can turn cleaning into a game that the whole family can enjoy.

Taresa Spiroff

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