They say property is a good investment because it is an appreciating asset. However, to get maximum value for it, it’s a must to keep it in tip top shape.
Unfortunately, doing household chores has a bad rep to all homeowners. They say it’s tiring and boring so they just put off the work for another day. Quit these excuses now! Pick up the rag and vacuum right away, because there are ways to make household chores fast and efficient to finish!
Proper use of the vacuum
I’m not going to lie. Running the vacuum through the entire house is very tiring, especially when you live in a spacious property. Then again, keep in mind that no matter how big the job is, there are ways to make vacuuming easier.
Let’s start with furniture. It’s highly advised to move the furniture like couches, bedside tables, and chairs before you start to vacuum a room. As for big furniture such as beds and big closets, you can vacuum underneath these furnishings every 2 or 3 months.
Make it a habit to vacuum hearths or wood stoves regularly, since the ashes that collect at the bottom can scatter to the entire house very easily.
Most people also tend to skip the kitchen whenever they vacuum the house. This is incorrect! The kitchen needs some vacuum love too as this area is littered with crumbs of bread and other small particles of food which, if left out in the open, could attract a hoard of ants, cockroaches, or mice!
Out of all the household chores, my daughter hates dusting the most. According to her, there’s no point in wiping the surfaces every now and then, since dust will gather in the same spot in the blink of an eye! She has a point, I admit it. But remember that letting dust accumulate can be harmful for people with allergies and dusty countertops may leave a bad impression to your houseguests!
If time is your problem, you don’t really have to dust your house every day. Doing the chore once a month is enough to keep your house nice and tidy.
When using cleaning products, keep in mind that it’s a mistake to spray directly to the furniture instead of the rag. Another pro tip is to move items or furnishings first before you start wiping the surfaces, because this will help you save time and energy. If you’re worried you won’t remember how the items are arranged, you can always take a picture of the arrangement before you move any items off the table.
There are 2 types of mops in the market. First is the one with a rag-style head and the second is the one made of micro-fiber. The first one is used to clean baseboards and tile floor, while the other is suitable for hardwood floors.
Always start your mopping with the baseboard first. Make sure that the rage-style mop is wet enough to cover the entire floor surface. After that you can move on to the tile-floors using the same mop. Never forget to mop the spaces underneath table and chair legs. It also helps to keep the mop head going in the same direction of the grain of the hardwood floor – this reduces the chance of streaks forming.Tags: buying your first house, doing household chores, household chores, ways to make household chores fast and efficient to finish, ways to make vacuuming easier