Many people lead busy lives.
There are many demands on us, including work, family life, raising children and social obligations. Not to mention the effort to stay fit.
Studies have shown that cleanliness is crucial for our mental and physical well-being.
How can this be achieved when you have so many things to do? A cleaning schedule can help.
You can reap the many benefits of scheduling your cleaning, whether you’re a meticulous organizer who likes projects and lists and ‘checking off’ items when completed, or if you’re more relaxed,
Below are some of our favorites.
It Prevents Overwhelm
It is hard to find a way to make your home more comfortable than when you return from work to find that there are still piles of laundry, cleaning, or other chores to do.
It is easy to feel discouraged or overwhelmed during such times.
This can be avoided by having a cleaning schedule. Because you have set aside time for it, you know things will be taken care even if they are not immediately. You will ensure that it doesn’t get out of control by making sure that it is addressed regularly.
Most of us know from personal experience that the more we leave things in a mess, it gets worse. This is why cleaning routines are so helpful.
It Minimises ‘Decision Fatigue’
Recent studies have shown that every decision has an energy cost to the brain. When there are too many decisions to be made in a day, even small ones; we can become ‘decision fatigue’.
It can feel just like it sounds: decision fatigue. It’s simply that we are constantly faced with too many choices until very little is accomplished.
This can be avoided by making it easier for ourselves to make the decision. We don’t need to make a decision again if we have already scheduled time for cleaning. This is what we know.
The daily decision fatigue of deciding whether or not to clean is reduced by reserving the cleaning time or day.
You Can Easily Delegate
An organizing schedule will help you to see exactly what should be done and when. This will help you to divide the work.
All members of the family , including children and partners, can get involved. It is possible to make it a social event with a friend, returning the favor at their house the following week.
Even if cleaning is something you do yourself, a schedule will help you to plan your week so you don’t have too many things.
It’s now a routine
If we are interrupted by cleaning, it can feel like a chore.
It could be that we have just settled in for a movie with friends, or a well-earned break after work when we notice the dusty surfaces.
It can feel like a punishment to have to get up and clean when you are tired or have other plans. Even worse, the results may be less than ideal.
Cleaning schedules help you to make sure that your time is not interrupted by cleaning. It is easy to plan when the cleaning will be completed and even reward yourself afterwards.
It’s More Efficient
Your time is valuable. We want to achieve the best results in the shortest time possible and with the minimum effort.
Professional cleaners are the best way to do this. However, a cleaning schedule can help you if you’re doing the cleaning yourself.
Cleaning is more efficient when there is a schedule. We are less likely repeat certain areas or forget when the last time we did something.
You can also use a calendar to track things that are only needed occasionally, such as deep cleaning carpets or mattress.
Even a simple cleaning routine can be a great way to stay organized, efficient, and in control.