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How to organise your house cleaning

Tips for cleaning your home without fatigue

By Doriana Dogic

At the end of the evening, after a long day’s work, returning to one’s own home represents for each of us the moment in which we reconnect with our loved ones, in which we forget all the problems linked to work and dedicate time to ourselves and our family. It is the place where we feel safe, where we shed all our fears and insecurities; it is the place where we look for warmth, affection and understanding and it is the place that represents us most.

What we find inside our homes is nothing other than our externalized personality. We find it in the choice of furniture, in the colour of the walls, in the decorations we use to make it more personal and to adapt it to our way of being. However, in order to fully appreciate our home, each of us must make an effort to keep it clean and tidy, to make it as comfortable and functional as possible. Household cleaning is always unpleasant to do, it creates stress and fatigue, but if it is organised and distributed on a daily basis it can be a great help.

Daily organisation

To ensure that our house is always tidy, it is essential that the work of cleaning it is organised in such a way as to carry out household chores on a daily basis, thus avoiding the accumulation of work, which makes it more tiring. In the first place, it is necessary that all the members of the family collaborate in the organisation of the work, even by carrying out small and simple tasks, so that the whole family works together to create a tidier and therefore more functional home. There are some simple and quick tasks that, if carried out on a daily basis, can make cleaning the house easier and ensure that it is always tidy: vacuuming or sweeping the floor, washing the dishes or putting them in the dishwasher, airing the house. They are quick and simple tasks but really essential for the organisation of household cleaning. One way to get all the members of the household involved would be to create an organisation chart, in which the tasks that individual family members have to carry out are divided up on a daily basis.

Importance of places

It is essential that every place in the house is properly cleaned and disinfected according to its functionality: the bedrooms need to be aired every day, the beds need to be made up and the sheets need to be kept clean at all times; the bathroom, together with the kitchen, are the two places that need thorough daily cleaning. It only takes a few minutes but they are essential for personal hygiene and that of the whole family. As for the other areas in the house, such as the entrance hall and the living room, small gestures can be made to keep these areas clean and tidy:

  • taking off your shoes at the entrance and using flip-flops is a good start to keeping your home tidy. order in your home;
  • dust the furniture that is most exposed to use,
  • arrange the sofa cushions,
  • Place objects in their respective places (e.g. remote control, house keys, etc.).

Importance of collaboration

It is a question of carrying out small, simple daily gestures that can be essential for the cleanliness of one’s own home and, above all, that involve all the inhabitants of the house. In order to be able to clearly organise the work, it is important that everyone is cooperative and willing to keep up the commitment of household cleaning. In addition, to combat the laziness of men or children who do not want to participate in housework and to make housework “a game”, we can organise a weekly table, to be kept in view on the fridge or at the entrance, where the members of the household write down the daily tasks they carry out. At the end of the month, the person who has done the most tasks will receive a prize. By doing this, we will avoid excessive fatigue and reduce stress, which is often caused by the fact that we are unable to organise our housework.

Commitment and perseverance: allies in cleaning our home.

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