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I have to admit that during the week the only cleaning that goes on in our house are the dishes after dinner! Working full time and blogging and two teenager boys, things can be pretty hectic. So cleaning the house can be something that I often leave or miss not unless you pay for help along the way.


At the weekend is when I do the cleaning but to be honest I’m a bit sick of it!  As the sun starts to show itself the last thing I want to be doing at the weekend is cleaning.  So in an effort to get the cleaning done as quickly as possible I have set myself a challenge which I thought that if I put down on paper (or blog) then  I might stick to it and maybe challenge you too!  So below I’ve listed the tricks I’m going to use to make sure I get the cleaning done as quickly as possible.


Plan: I’m going to write down each room and make a quick list of what needs done.  I’m not talking a full essay here or another way to distract from the task at hand but I find it satisfying ticking things off a list!


Declutter:  Rooms in our house get very messy and personally I often leave things at my bum!  I am therefore going to declutter and throw out things that I will never use and put things that have a place back.


Start at the top:  Or in our case at the back (bungalow!)  and work my way forward.  This means I should see the fruits of my labour immediately and in order.  This should also make it easier to keep clean instead of criss-crossing from one room to another.


One task at a time:  I often find having too many tasks can be overwhelming so I’m going to focus on one thing at a time.  Multi-tasking is so over-rated!



Set a time limit:  I’m going to give myself a time to stick to so I don’t dilly dally around the place.  I don’t want to be spending hours cleaning.  Hopefully this will keep me focused on finishing.


So there you have it, how I’m going to tackle cleaning the house.  How you do get on with cleaning?  I’d love to hear your views.  Why not have a wee look at my How to Clean Windows the Vintage Way too?


Elf x



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