Keeping up with work demands and personal life can be elusive. With annual and quarterly targets to meet, the modern professional often has to work around the clock. This can leave you with no time or energy for attending to many personal issues. Important duties such as house cleaning become like a total derailment. Yet, of course you want to live in a clean home.
In most societies, the role of keeping the house clean and organized falls on the woman. This puts the career woman in a very precarious situation. In fact, the twenty-first-century woman has a lot on her hands to deal with. Her career is screaming for attention and so are her family roles.
How can you balance your career and family life?
These five simple, quick cleaning hacks will help you maintain sanity and balance, increasing your chances of performing better at work.
1. Reduce clutter
When there are too many unwanted items in your home, keeping it clean and organized becomes a nightmare.
A major step to maintaining a clean home is reducing clutter. Spare some time to go through your things. You will be surprised at how many things you hoard yet do not really need. You will find items you have not used for years. Dispose of unwanted clutter by donating or recycling things you no longer need.
2. Clean on the go
Keeping a clean home doesn't necessarily involve taking a day off to conduct a massive cleaning assault.
The secret to keeping a clean home lies in the amount of maintenance you put in. Small, consistent and regular cleaning tasks keep your house in top shape and make cleaning feel easier and faster.
Do not wait for dishes to pile up. Make a point of clearing your sinks after every meal. Also, wipe down surfaces immediately after use. Each morning, take a few minutes to wipe the bathroom surfaces after use. In fact, soap and water marks are most easily removed when they are still fresh.
Do these quick, simple tasks while waiting for your coffee to brew, soup to boil, etc.
3. Ask for help
It is never a bad idea to get others involved in important house chores. Your family members want to stay in a tidy house too. All it takes is for you to show direction. Your spouse might find it fulfilling to be of help anytime they can. And, cleaning together allows you to talk and catch up as a family.
If you and your family feel overwhelmed by certain cleaning projects, ask for your friends to join in or use a maid service. You get your home cleaned easily and thoroughly within a short time. This allows you time to relax and enjoy being in your clean home.
4. Have a regular routine
As mentioned earlier, your home can always look clean if you maintain it. This gives you a chance to tackle any mess before it gets out of hand. If possible, come up with a cleaning checklist of daily tasks that will keep your home tidy.
With your career and other responsibilities waiting, you may not always have enough time to do detailed cleaning.
To maintain your sanity, learn to cut yourself some slack. You are not a super being. It is alright not to get everything perfect. In fact, if you have children, there will always be a little extra cleaning task to do. Children are likely to mess the already-clean space before you can finish with the another.