7 Cleaning Hacks for Busy Career Women

cleaning hacks

Whether you have a full-time job or you are a stay-at-home parent, keeping your house clean can be a challenge. You may feel like you never have time to clean or that cleaning your house is just too much to take on. 

That’s understandable. But keeping your house clean doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. Here are seven cleaning hacks to help you clean more effectively:

1. Clean by room

Instead of trying to tackle cleaning your house all at once, start with a room. This can be less overwhelming. Once you finish a room, you can move on to the next one when there’s time.

You may also want to prioritize which rooms you clean first based on how much you use them. For example, your kitchen may get a lot of use throughout the day, so you may want to clean it first. 

2. Make piles throughout the day

Instead of putting items away as you find them, make piles. Then at the end of the day, you can move everything all at once. For example, you might make a pile of your children’s toys on the stairs so that they can take them up to their bedrooms. That way, you don’t have to climb the stairs multiple times.

3. Clean a little each day

Another trick you can try is to clean a little each day. Then your house won’t get as messy in the first place and you won’t have to face a giant project that takes all day.

That said, it’s okay for your home to look lived in. The idea is not to keep things spotless. It’s just to clean things a little more frequently. For example, if you scrub the toilet every week with a few scrubs, it won’t ever collect enough grime to be a big project.

4. Store cleaning supplies where they are easily accessible 

Most people keep all their cleaning supplies in a single closet or room. But you may want to spread your cleaning supplies across the house and keep them near their intended targets. That way, you always have easy access to them when something needs cleaning. 

For example, you might keep the vacuum cleaner where you have the largest carpet, or you might keep the mop in the kitchen that has a tile floor. At the very least, you should try to have some basic cleaning products on each floor (if there are multiple floors in your house). Keeping some in each room is ideal.

5. Enlist the help of your housemates

If you live with others (such as roommates, children, or a spouse), delegate some of the house cleaning tasks to them. That way, you don’t have to clean all on your own.

For example, you could create a chore chart and give everyone a cleaning duty. Rotate the assignments so nobody gets stuck with one they dislike. 

If you set expectations and lead by example, you’ll get the house cleaned much faster. After all, many hands make light work.

6. Put things away as soon as you’re done using them

Anytime you’re done using something, you should put it away. For example, if you finish reading a book, you should place it back on the bookshelf. If you get into the habit of immediately returning items to their proper place, things will stay much tidier.

In other words, if you clean more often, it’ll be easier to keep things clean.

7. Get rid of stuff you don’t use

Finally, if you have stuff you never use, get rid of it! It only adds to the clutter. As a rule of thumb, anything that you haven’t used in over a year may be a good candidate for the donation box or the garbage. This goes for clothes, toys, and more.

Keeping your house clean is a constant battle, but if you follow these tips, it’ll be much easier. I guarantee it.