Does the thought of cleaning your house put you off right on the spot? Are you overwhelmed with the amount of cleaning you have to do that you keep postponing it until the mess becomes unbearable?

If this sounds like your situation, don’t fret; this article has got you covered.

There are two basic ways to go about making cleaning a painless exercise: 

It’s either you hire a home cleaning service to do the job or do it yourself.

Using a home cleaning service isn’t difficult. All you have to ensure is that their service delivery is top-notch and affordable. Other important things to check are their level of customer support, available testimonials, service guarantee, and the ease of doing business with them.

During the research stage, you need to compare as many cleaning services as possible in order to determine the best fit for you. Once you’ve found one that ticks all the boxes, you may then reach out and make your inquiry. It doesn’t get any easier than this. 

On the other hand, doing it yourself is also easy provided you use the right techniques. Below, I’ll be sharing 3 simple ways to make cleaning the house a painless exercise. Find out what they are…

  1. Make a plan

This is a no brainer. Planning the cleaning exercise before getting started boosts your productivity as it makes the process fast and easy. It gives you a clear view of what you have to do at each point and allows you to conduct the cleaning exercise in a coordinated and sequential manner.

You must consider the amount of time at your disposal and the area to be covered. For stay-at-home moms that are likely to enjoy more time flexibility; the cleaning process is usually less stressful. For people with day jobs, cleaning is usually done during the weekend.

Either way, you should get the required materials ready and allocate a realistic timeframe for the entire cleaning exercise. Divide the house into sections and go one after the other. You could take short breaks during the cleaning section to regain some energy. If you must eat, only take light food so you don’t get tired quickly.

More importantly, the smart approach is to start from the most difficult part and push the easier parts toward the end. This way, it would be easy to finish the job if fatigue sets in later on.

  1. Use a checklist

A checklist is an important tool for planning. It contains a list of the required items, enumerates the things you need to do, and also serves as a reminder. A checklist gives you a clear view of the tasks that need to be accomplished and brings about orderliness which is necessary to complete the job.

To make the process effective, it’s important to arrange the tasks and the materials you need to accomplish them are arranged in their order of priority. Also, ensure that as you progress, you mark as complete parts of the house that have been cleaned.

Once done, move on to the next line of action. It goes without saying that apart from the checklist helping you to achieve more in less time, seeing that many of the tasks have been ticked off creates a feeling of fulfillment and spurs you to do more.

  1. Get others involved

The bigger the house, the more overwhelming the cleaning exercise will seem. The way out? Get others involved in the cleaning process. Working as a team promotes the division of labor and reduces early fatigue. Ultimately, it limits the overall time to be spent, thus allowing you to achieve more.

Fix a convenient time for everyone in the house and share the portions according to individual capacity. If you can’t bring everyone together at the same time, doing it in shifts might be a great idea.

If you feel that more hands would be needed, you might also want to invite a few friends over. After all, friends are meant to help each other. It would really help if you choose a time that’s convenient for everybody and give them enough notice so they can fix it into their personal schedule.

To make the entire exercise fun, provision should be made for refreshment and light music to set the mood.

I’ll end this article by saying that the easiest way to avoid a painful cleaning exercise is to cultivate the habit of regular cleaning. This will not only lift the burden off your shoulders but also keep the house fresh at all times.