Can you believe it? We are almost at the end of the year 2019. This year has just zoomed by us and Christmas and New Year is just around the corner. We are going to be entering 2020 in about a month and a bit. This time of the year could be a very busy time as work load picks up and people are out buying gifts and what not for the Christmas and New Year’s. The month of December is full of parties organised by work, friends, family and etc. It is the perfect time for summer vacation as well due to all businesses closing over the Christmas and New Year’s period.
The house can become a mess over the summer period and especially if you have kids and on top of that organise a party at home! So let’s share some tips on keeping the house clean over this period and help ease up the cleaning required after.
MAKE A SCHEDULE
To have a cleaning schedule will really help you throughout the summer period for keeping your house up to date and clean. Create something like a “Weekly Cleaning List” and specify day to day cleaning tasks. See reference below.
Weekly Cleaning List
|Every Day||Wipe down kitchen counters, wash the dishes, wipe bathroom sinks, sweep/vacuum main living areas, make beds etc.|
|Monday||Wash all linens and swop with new bedsheets, wash a load of dirty clothes|
|Tuesday||Vacuum the whole house, clean toilets/bathtubs/showers, Mop wet areas|
|Wednesday||Clean essentials such as couches, dining table, TV cabinet, etc.|
|Thursday||Put the rubbish out if it is the rubbish day tomorrow, Dust of furniture, pictures, frames, TV, etc.|
|Friday||Wash laundry load if any, Vacuum if necessary|
|Weekend||Relax, Organise a party, chill outside in the sun|
Some of you might already have a list of cleaning weekly stuck to your fridge. Do not forget to amend that list and use it over the coming summer period when you might need it the most. When everyone is home over the summer vacation the house is bound to be messy and it requires cleaning almost every day and lacking behind in your schedule might just take over and you will be left with a very messy house towards the end of the vacation and a lot to clean afterwards.
KEEP THE WORK LIGHT
The main focus is to keep the work very light and space it out over the week. But do give yourself a break in between and over the weekends when you should take this time to spend it with the loved ones and party. To help ease up the workload try and involve the kids to do a cleaning job. You might even put assign cleaning tasks on you weekly cleaning list to the kids and this way it will be much easier for you. It will give all of the family more of a break and even workload will be shared amongst the family.
HAVE A GRACE PERIOD
Don’t be too hard on yourself. You do not have to do exactly what the list says and the list is there to be amended as per your requirements for that day. It is not a strict rule you should follow but just a simple guideline to assure that you keep your house clean. Spend the time with your kids as you may not get the chance to when they grow older and leave home. Make beautiful memories with the family and keep life balanced. Happy moving everyone 🙂