Everyone loves the feeling of coming home to a clean house, especially after a long day at work. But how can you enjoy coming home to a clean house when you have no time to clean it? Well, unless you want to spend money on a maid or wish your own house elf into existence, you should follow some advice from the Ontime Service pros. Our experts are here to share our favorite cleaning tips for people with no time to clean!
Organize Your Cleaning Supplies
Before you can adopt daily cleaning habits, you need to organize your cleaning supplies in a place that is easy to access. To keep up with daily cleaning of hard surfaces, like counters and tabletops, store your supplies under your kitchen and bathroom sink.
Clean a Little Each Day
This is a simple concept but harder in practice. The goal is to adopt the daily habit of cleaning hard surfaces in your home. This includes tasks as simple as wiping down a kitchen counter or table with a cloth, vacuuming or sweeping your floors, or wiping down your bathroom countertop, sink, and mirror.
Micro-Clean During Empty Pockets of Time
Even for the busiest people, there are daily pockets of free time at home. Whether it is during commercial breaks or while you are waiting on dinner, you can use this down time to complete some quick decluttering tasks. Adopting this habit will help you feel much less overwhelmed when it’s time to tackle larger cleaning tasks.
Make Time to Put Things Away
Clutter can quickly become chaos when you don’t take the time to put things away. A big part of changing this habit centers on improving your time management. Cushion your daily routine with some time between tasks to put things back in their proper place. This daily practice will keep your home clutter-free and allow you to make daily cleaning a priority.
Show Some TLC to Your HVAC System and Equipment
Clean Your Bathroom Fans:
Give your bathroom fans a quick clean with some soapy water and a toothbrush. If you do this once annually and you won’t have to worry about your fans for the rest of the year.
Change Your AC Filters:
Even if you must set a reminder in your Google Calendar, this is an important habit to adopt. Increase the efficiency of your AC system and improve your air quality by changing your air filters every 2-3 months. This will keep the levels of dust, dander, and other pollutants out of your home, which means less dusting for you!
Clear Out Your Ducts:
Now that the snow is hopefully gone, you can check the exit point on your air ducts. Make sure they are clear of debris and free of any damage or visible cracks.
Dry Out Your Dehumidifier:
Remove your dehumidifier from its housing and let it dry out. Finish the process by vacuuming every surface of your dehumidifier to ensure it is in good working order.
Give Yourself Some Grace
Even the most disciplined person can fall out of a good cleaning routine when life gets busy. It is important to give yourself grace when you don’t get the chance to clean; just make sure you commit to getting back into your new and improved cleaning routine as soon as you can.
Schedule Routine Maintenance Visits
Even if you follow our cleaning tips for people with no time to clean, you should still schedule routine check-ups for your HVAC system. A clean house starts with your air quality. Keeping your HVAC system clean and working efficiently will bring you clean air and peace of mind.
The knowledgeable technicians at Ontime Service are the experts to trust with all your HVAC needs this spring. Call us at (205) 942-1405 or schedule an appointment online for your spring maintenance visit from an Ontime Service pro today!