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An organized, clean home is a much happier and relaxing place to be than one that’s messy and dirty all the time. It’s great living in a clean place, where the rooms are tidy and the garden is welcoming.
Of course, this doesn’t happen overnight. There are chores and maintenance to be done to keep things under control. Some of these tasks are quick and simple, but others take a little planning and work.
If you have a partner who can help you make your chores and garden work easier, use this free printable Honey-Do List to keep track of what needs to be done.
So, let’s look at some of the tougher home maintenance tasks and how we can make them much easier to do!
Mowing the lawn
I love looking for inspiration to upcycle things in my garden to make it pretty. Here are some of the best upcycling ideas I’ve found from the Botanical Gardens.
No matter how beautiful your garden is, there’s simply no way to avoid mowing the lawn. The longer you leave it, the harder it makes the job when you actually do it. Experts recommend mowing once a week between April and October!
Most weeks I’m out in the garden making sure I cut the grass evenly and pull out any weeds to keep them under control. Then I collect all the loose grass and put it in bags for collection.
I’ve been looking for ways to make this task easier and see that you can use a riding lawnmower.
They make the entire process of lawn care go from a few hours to half an hour, at most. If you’re struggling and spending hours taking care of your lawn, why not find out more by looking online for places to rent one of these mowers?
You only pay for it when you need it, it saves a lot of physical effort, and you will get the task done in record time.
Vacuuming makes a huge difference to the cleanliness of your home. I have pets so I go around the house pretty much every day with the vacuum cleaner.
The thought of vacuuming your home is often much worse than the act itself. It can be hard psyching yourself up to put the hoover on, especially when you’re tired after a long day or you have a never-ending to-do list.
I’ve found that daily cleaning is much easier work than trying to do regular deeper cleans. It also keeps the dust under control and the rest of the house feels cleaner. Also, if you do it daily you will get into a routine for taking 10 minutes to go around the house and get it done. You won’t need to think about it first and plan it – it just gets done.
If you don’t have pets or kids bringing dirt into the house, vacuuming once a week should be more than enough to keep the floors clean and beautiful.
Cleaning the bathroom
It seems like I clean the bathroom and within a day or two it’s messy and dirty again. Bathrooms are one of the busiest rooms in the house and there’s a lot going on in there.
And you don’t just have to worry about hair, blocked drains, and toothpaste in the basin. With so much water splashing everywhere you often find mold and stains in there, too. I’ve spent several nights on my hands and knees scrubbing away for hours.
So, I’ve come up with a plan to make bathroom cleaning a little easier. Each person needs to take a few minutes to clean up after themselves. I have a squeegee hanging on the faucet in the shower. Whenever we use the shower, we wipe down all the surfaces and make sure the bathroom tiles are dry. Be sure to dry the sealant between the tiles and bath or shower floor, as this is where mold loves to take hold and stain things.
Little things like this will make it much easier to stay on top of things in the bathroom.
There are few people who enjoy cleaning and home maintenance. I find that the easier and simpler I make things, the less stress I experience. Use the simple tips in this guide to make some of the hardest tasks easier to complete. If you do, home maintenance will feel like less of a burden on you!