It’s a rather unpleasant feeling to clean right before your guests arrive. It puts so much stress on you because you have to be more expeditious than usual. It’s not like normal cleaning because you know those people are coming and even if they’re close friends, a dirty or untidy room is going to make a bad impression and you don’t want that. Pre-guest cleaning can be even more frustrating if you’ve lost track of the time and completely forgotten that you had to start cleaning. But what if I told you that it doesn’t have to be stressful? What if I told you that you can easily do it just by developing a few useful habits and cleaning and tidying more regularly? What if I gave you an easy solution to all your cleaning worries, not just pre-guest cleaning? I know it sounds like it’s too good to be true, but it is all very achievable. The truth is that you can accomplish a high level of overall cleanliness and tidiness in your home with little to no effort if you just show a little discipline. Here’s how.
I know it sounds obvious but you will be surprised at how many people actually wait for their homes to become visibly dirty and untidy before they decide to do something about it. Those people usually clean once a week and waste a whole day doing it. But if you think about it, you don’t really need to do that in order to keep your home clean. Instead, you need to clean less but more frequently and that’s how everything cancels itself out. That’s right – you clean more frequently but for 10 minutes instead of wasting hours one day of the week.
This is a really good idea in general because you keep your home constantly clean and tidy. Even if guests arrive unexpectedly, your home will be in excellent condition so there will be nothing to be ashamed of. Now picture your friends coming for a surprise visit when you hadn’t cleaned in a week. What do you tell them? “It’s not a good time – I haven’t cleaned”? But if you clean regularly this problem will be solved.
Some people don’t want to clean regularly. They just hate cleaning so much that a few hours in one day seems better of an idea than 10 minutes every day. Lucky for you if you’re among those people, I can help you, too. The idea here is that you need to find a structure in cleaning if you want to boost efficiency. The way you do it is by creating a system. There are several ways of achieving it.
The first and my favorite one is by dividing the room in different segments. When I find myself in a situation when I have a lot of work to do, even if it’s not cleaning-related, I find that it’s much easier to do it when you divide the work in small chunks. It’s like, instead of trying to devour a whole steak, you cut it into little pieces – this way you enjoy it much more and easier to consume. It’s the same with work, including cleaning. Divide the room in your mind and clean and tidy the different segments, especially those where the guests will be. It’s much easier and much faster than the traditional ways.
Another thing I like to try is turning it into a game, challenging myself. I pick something I want and decide that I’m only going to get it if I manage to clean the room in 10 minutes or so. This is an excellent way to motivate yourself. The prize can be whatever you decide – the main point is challenging and rewarding yourself. Trust me, once you try these methods you will forget all about traditional cleaning.
Author Bio: Peter Davis has valuable suggestions and recommendations because he works for http://www.bestcleanerslondon.co.uk/end-of-tenancy-cleaning-nw2-cricklewood/ for many years.