Somewhere along the line in your busy life, you opted to use a housekeeping service to help you keep your home properly deep-cleaned and hygienic. You may have a cleaning service like Mighty Maids of Durham and Chapel Hill scheduled once every week or two, or perhaps just once a month. Good for you! But if you’re like so many others, the housework has slowly built up since the last visit, and the day before the next scheduled service you are rushing to catch up on all of the random housework you need to do so your maid can properly deep clean. You’ve probably got dishes in the sink, laundry piling up (both clean and dirty), your mail is in a stack somewhere, your backpacks and gym bags are not emptied and put in their place, you’ve got Cheerios or dog hair on the kitchen floor, and your counters and vanity are cluttered. Now it all needs to be picked up so your housekeeper can do the most important cleaning that’s underneath the clutter. This causes you stress when having a cleaning service should eliminate stress! So we have some great suggestions on how to properly keep up with housekeeping in between cleaning service visits, even if you have small kids and pets. If you do some simple things every day, you won’t spend weekends cleaning or rush around last minute to get everything put away.
- Everyone needs to be on board with the new cleaning routine
- Find a space for some tidying boxes
- Tame the trash, recycling, and mail
- Keep a structured laundry routine
- Never let a mess sit
- Keep two rooms completely clean and sanitary every day