Five Reasons for Cleaning Day and Simple Steps to Start
Simple steps to start a Cleaning Day in your week and five reasons why you should. Cleaning is a necessary and unavoidable chore. Living in a clean home makes life enjoyable. We can’t relax or have fun when things are dirty. I’ve written a lot about Cleaning Day (and Deep Cleaning) in Home Management, Plain and Simple, this is the quick version.
Five Reasons for Cleaning Day
- Living in a clean home makes life pleasant. Cleaning Day is something to do every week so that the dirt doesn’t pile up. Cleaning Day is not a project day that is done when you can’t take the dirt anymore. It is most effective as a regular occurrence. Cleaning Day is when you take care of things that get dirty and put off a smell and unpleasant texture. Things such as: dirty floors underfoot, dirty tables and counters, dirty bathrooms, and dirty sinks.
- A Cleaning Day will bring peace to your week. When you have a plan for your cleaning, you’re prepared ahead of time and you’re ready to do the work. You have your lists ready, and your supplies on hand. Your favorite music keeps you moving, and you finish it off with your favorite candle or essential oils diffusing.
- Free Time: you are ready for friends and family or an enjoyable weekend alone with books. When you have freed up time in life by keeping things consistently clean, you are prepared for anything.
- You can redecorate or change your furniture around because the regular cleaning is complete. Because your home is clean you can have fun being creative with your decor.
- You save time because it’s fast and easy to clean something that is hardly dirty at all. When the dirt piles up it takes more effort and cleaning product to get rid of the dirt. But when these tasks are done weekly, they are easily manageable.
Simple Steps to Start
- Check your family’s calendar: choose a day of the week and time of day that makes sense for your family to have Cleaning Day. This day ought to be a group effort by all the persons who live in the house, even little children can help “clean” with a wet cleaning cloth.
- Make Cleaning Day fun: play upbeat music, having cleaning races, and rewards. Maybe you are cleaning alone? Treat yourself with something fun when you’re done!
- Create a list for each room: list chores to do every day, every week, and every quarter. Cleaning Day is the day of the week to tackle the bigger jobs on the list.
- Organize your cleaning supplies: and have them handy. Restock your supply.
- Cleaning Day is essential for the good life! Each week that you have Cleaning Day the faster you and your family will get at cleaning. The chore lists for each room will become automatic.
- Get a Worksheet for Cleaning Day in the Free Resource Library.