Tips to prepare yourself for the housework
# Find a motivator
Use motivators to prevent distraction and head off boredom. “Play your favourite upbeat music. Listen to a book on tape so you’ll feel as if you’re accomplishing two tasks at once.”
# Dress for Success
Dress in comfortable, washable clothing designed for work. Supportive shoes and PPE including: Goggles and gloves to protect yourself against chemicals.
Give yourself a head start — pick up before you clean. Go through each horizontal surface and pick up all the clutter such as parers, toys, clothes, socks, empty cans etc. Now, you can focus on the cleaning and move on faster into the house.
# Invest in the right tools
The is a variety of cleaning tools on the market. They are designed to make cleaning faster and more efficient. Buy good tools — once — and use them, and you’ll be finished in record time.
Use a window cleaning tool, a feather duster for reaching high spots , a toilet brush for scrabbing the toilet.
# Two hands are better that one
Get in the habit of using both hands to attack cleaning tasks.
Spray a mirror with one hand; wipe it down with the other. Scrub counters with two cleaning cloths one for washing and the other for drying.
Make cleaning a group effort. Everybody can contribute to the tidying and cleaning of the house.
Family members are more reluctant to mess up a clean house when they have been part of the cleaning effort!
Did you know that two people make a bed four times faster than one? You and your other half can make the bed whereas, children can tidy their toys or their bedrooms.