There are many ways in which you can just fall in to a routine with things. Ease, comfort and not really thinking that hard about things often lead to people just getting on with things in the way that they have always done them, despite the stress and strain that they may come up against when they are actually doing them. This can apply to anything from Work stuff, to gardening, but is particularly relevant when you are cleaning your home. Settling into a routine is a good thing, but if you find yourself annoyed by the vacuum cleaner, or struggling to get certain things clean, then you may need to look at how you are doing things. Simply looking at the way in which you get your cleaning done can be the first step in the right direction, as far as reinventing your cleaning habits goes. It often takes little consideration to work out what you need to do to make things easier or more efficient, but people rarely give cleaning much thought, simply because it is so dull! Have a look through these tips to see if there is anything that could help you make changes for the better in your cleaning habits. Firstly, how good is your equipment? Do you find yourself getting stressed because the vacuum cleaner will not fit beneath the coffee table? Or is your mop annoying because it doesn’t hold much water? You need to have a real think about what it is that makes your cleaning less efficient, and ensure that you are doing what you can to change these things. You will no doubt find that improving the arsenal with which you attack your housework will make things quicker, easier and generally less stressful, which will be worth the investment in new gear.
Buy things that last longer as well, as then you will not have to pay for new ones all the time! Think about how your home is, do you have a lot of stairs or tight spaces? You need instruments that adapt to these situations, lightweight and portable, or large and industrial for large spaces. Clean more regularly, and you should find that there is a lot less dirt to get off each time. The regularity with which you clean will lead to a great deal less stress each time, and the jobs will become faster and faster, taking less time out of your day. You will no doubt be able to fit these quick little jobs in to spaces between more important tasks like work, cooking and relaxing.
Try listening to something if you are bored by the cleaning work; it will distract you from the mundane nature of getting things clean, and you will no doubt find that you can focus more on the enjoyable nature of whatever you are listening to. If you are not a massive music fan, then listening to an interesting radio program may be what you want, or even the news. An audio book is the perfect cleaning companion, as it is a little like watching television; you can switch off and enjoy the book whilst getting your cleaning done!
All of these things are small ideas that can make a world of difference. Hopefully thinking about your cleaning in this way will help you to see how you can improve your cleaning habits, making everything faster, more effective and less stressful.