We all want our homes to be clean, as a clean home makes up feel happier and more organized. As such, household chores are unfortunately inevitable. Sometimes, we have the fortunate circumstance where we can depend on housemates to help us complete the housework we struggle with, but for people who live alone or with others who also have limited mobility, it’s necessary to find a work-around.

Lighten the Load

It will likely be easier to get housework done when you’re not forced to lug around heavy cleaning equipment. If you have the financial capability, it’s a good idea to invest in a lightweight vacuum cleaner, a self-operating robot vacuum, or both. Vacuuming your floors while pulling less weight can make the job easier and faster than using older, heavier models. Be sure to rest between rooms so that you’re not exhausted by the end.

 

Wheeled laundry baskets are another smart way to lighten the load of your housework. It’s a lot easier to push or pull a basket with wheels across the floor than it is to carry full baskets of laundry using your arms and back.

Cleaning Agents

While certain chemical compounds can put off a strong smell, they’re great for lessening the amount of scrubbing you have to do to clean a surface. For example, disinfectant wipes and bubbling cleaners can remove visible dirt and sanitize areas and all you have to do is a quick wipe or rinse and your surface is clean. Laundry soap also comes in small pods now, so that you don’t have to continually lift a cumbersome jug of detergent every time you want to wash a load of laundry.

Soaking Before You Clean

The time and effort you put into washing dishes can be cut in half if you soak or rinse them directly after using them. This leaves less opportunity for food to harden on the surface of your dishes so that they’re a lot easier to clean. Better yet, if you have a dishwasher, take advantage of it. It’s still a good idea to rinse your dishes before loading them, but a machine doing the work for you can drastically reduce your time doing housework. It’s also worth noting that the dishwasher can clean more than just dishes, so if you have light fixtures or fan blades that need cleaning, the dishwasher will get the job done.

 

Above all else, pace yourself. Set up a cleaning schedule and take care of a couple of items per day so that you’re not overwhelmed and overworked in an effort to keep your home clean.

 

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