With you as an adult with a family, there can be many ways life tries to take away your quality time with your spouse and your kids. You may be busy with your job, and there’s the house cleaning that you have to do regularly. Thankfully, with the latter, you can do it faster so you can spend more time with your family.
Introduce Easy-to-Clean Surfaces
An excellent way to make your cleaning faster is to make your surfaces dirt-repellent and easy to clean.
For example, if you have carpet, you can take it away in favor of tile or cement.
Or instead of the traditional wood, you can have an aluminum panel fence instead.
If you have a granite countertop, you need to have it sealed.
You should pick surfaces that don’t have that many nooks and crannies for dust and bacteria to settle in.
Cleaning can become as easy as wiping with a damp cloth or sweeping and mopping.
Consider Removable Surfaces
Speaking of surfaces, you can put covers on them that you can remove when they get dirty.
For example, if you still want some form of “carpet” on your floor, you can go for rugs instead.
When they get too dusty, you can just take them away and put them in with the laundry.
If you have shelves that you put spill-prone items on, such as the ones in the refrigerator, you can line them with another material that can take the brunt of it.
So when they do get dirty, it’s all a matter of taking them out and washing the spill off.
Maximize Systems that Automate Cleaning
With the technology that we have right now, it’s possible to automate tasks.
Washing machines and dishwashers, for example, are available to use, and some models do the whole cycle of washing and drying from the time you start them.
All you need to do is get them running while you’re doing the more manual tasks.
If you don’t have them yet, it can cost you a bit of money, but the time that you save with it and spend with your family is priceless.
Get Your Family Involved
Of course, you don’t have to go and clean the house by yourself.
You can turn your cleaning time into a bonding activity for the whole family, especially when you’re all at home to pitch in.
Delegate the simpler tasks, such as washing the dishes and clothes, taking out the trash, and watering the plants to the kids.
You and your spouse can handle the heavier and more dangerous tasks, such as doing minor repairs and cleaning areas where you need to move furniture.
The children may not like it, but this will help them when they’re grown up.
Coming up with ways of cleaning your house faster isn’t cheating at all, especially when the result is still decent, and you are experiencing less stress.
We only have so many hours every day to spend, and there’s so much more to family life than maintaining your home and keeping it clean.
There are also spending quality time and making good memories to do.