Making Priority Lists For Cleaning Your Home
Cleaning your home is something that you do for many different reasons; it is partly for hygiene purposes, partly for aesthetic reasons and sometimes just because it makes you feel good.
But there are areas of the home that should always take priority over others and by creating a list of these, you can ensure that the most important tasks always get done on time. Of course, you could just hire a cleaner in Bexley or wherever you happen to live to save yourself all this hassle.
To Keep You Family Safe
The main motivation behind cleaning is obviously to ensure that you and those you live with remain healthy and safe. Dirt and grime is not just unpleasant to see, certain types can be very harmful to your health if you are not careful.
The kitchen is the main place to keep clean for health purposes; it is where you prepare food and where work surfaces are most likely to be touched as you do so. Make sure that you scrub the cooker and hobs to prevent any build-up of grime here where bacteria might spread.
Thoroughly clean the inside of your fridge at least once a week as food is the number one source of contamination when it comes to germs. Throw away anything that has gone bad and use a disinfectant cleaning solution to wipe down all the shelves and the storage built within the door too (an area often forgotten about).
The second room where cleaning is essential for wellbeing is the bathroom. Not only will the toilet basin harbour a great deal of bacteria, the moist conditions often found in this room encourages the growth of mould that, when inhaled, can be bad for your respiratory system.
While people who go to the bathroom are often in the process of washing themselves or their hands, you'd be surprised at how often you enter these rooms other than at these times. So be sure to clean the door handle (inside and out) every few days and wipe down surfaces after you bath or shower so that they are dry and less likely to provide breeding ground for mould. Taps are also an essential area to clean as we touch them after going to the toilet but also at other times such as when cleaning our teeth.
Dust also has a negative impact on our health so this should be you next priority when keeping your family healthy. There is some debate as to whether you should dust first or vacuum first but whichever way round you do it, try to make this a weekly task at the very least.
Next up on your list should be the mopping of any non-carpeted floors. If you have small children then you might want to move this up above the dusting/vacuuming because they will likely touch these floors quite often. Hard floors are more common in kitchens, hallways and bathrooms so not only are they in dirty areas, we are also more likely to keep shoes on when in these rooms. Thus it should come as no surprise to hear that uncarpeted floors get way more dirty than those with carpets. Get the mop out and use a well diluted disinfectant solution to kill off any of the nasties that might be lurking down there.
This is our recommended order when it comes to the most vital cleaning duties but you could, of course, do things slightly differently depending on your preferences or circumstances.