Posted: 23 August 2017
You love your mutt. You cherish your kids. You treasure your spouse.
But you also wish you had some better ideas of how to stretch your cleaning efforts beyond 24 hours.
Let’s take a look at 6 vacuuming strategies you can use to make the cleaning process easier.
1. Invest in a Handheld Vacuum
When cleaning large spaces, a heavy duty full-sized machine is helpful. But when you’re vacuuming, say, your sofa or mattress, a handheld device will do the trick.
You can find the best handheld vacuum out there simply by doing a little research. Be sure to consider the job you’re purchasing it for, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
2. Reach the Tiny Spots
When you’re trying to reach those little crevices that collect so much dust, try placing an empty toilet tissue roll on the end of your extension. You can cut the roll into whatever shape you need to get into the cracks.
In today’s society, most of us spend at least a portion of our day on the computer. We also tend to enjoy a little snack while we type away.
To give your vacuum a break, clean the crumbs and dust from your keyboard with a Post-It note. Just fold it in half, sticky side out, and finagle it between the keys.
4. Get In Between
To clean those dust-traps on our windows called blinds, you’ll need:
- A pair of tongs
- Two clean, damp dust rags
- Four rubber bands
Wrap the rags around each side of the tongs and secure with rubber bands. Then run the tongs on either side of a single blind.
5. Kill the Odor
Sprinkle baking soda over the area you’re vacuuming about 30 minutes beforehand. This will kill smells on your surfaces and prevent odors in your vacuum cleaner.
6. Let It Go
In the past, women have been more conditioned than men to worry about what “the neighbors” think about the state of the house. This is because, historically, the division of work was different.
Today, with women thriving in the workforce, both men and women may receive a common message: You are judged by how clean your home is.
If this is the case for you, let it go. The fear of judgment. The nit-picking. The pressure to keep your home immaculate.
When you’re trying to cope with anxiety around cleaning, choose a go-to statement whenever these sensations arise. An example is saying to yourself: “My opinion is the only one that matters” every time you notice you’re being critical of yourself.
You can help reduce your level of anxiety by working smarter, not harder. And also by letting go of the fears of other people’s expectations.
Embrace Your Life: Dust Bunnies, Vacuuming and All
There is a healthy balance to be had between maintaining a pristine home and a filthy mess. If you’d like more ideas for ways to improve your day-to-day routine to make life easier, check out Blog Giveaway Directory.