Cleaning vs. Timing

Real Estate Broker/Owner with MBA Broker Consultants CalBRE Broker #00983670

If you are having trouble staying on top of your household routines, a little planning will shorten your cleaning time and make your routine easier than ever.

  • Decide what “clean” means to you and keep house accordingly.  Use your standards, not what others do, or think you should do.
  • Jot down daily and weekly cleaning jobs.  Do a little each day or week.
  • Quick results boost morale.  Start with something easy that you can finish in a short period of time.
  • Delegate.  Have all members of your family or household participate by at least picking up after themselves, keeping their room(s) clean.  Create a schedule of who does what, when.
  • Check your cleaning products to determine if one can be used for several jobs.
  • Simplify your actions by storing and carrying your cleaning supplies in a portable basket or cart so you have all you need anytime you start to clean a room or area.
  • Minimize clutter.  Your home will be easier to keep clean and will look clean if you don’t have too much “stuff” scattered about.



Posted by

Regina P. Brown
Broker, Realtor®, M.B.A., e-Pro, GREEN
California DRE # 00983670


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Comments (4)

Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Good Morning and great tips!! keep up the good work and good luck,   E

Nov 06, 2013 07:51 PM
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
Experience the IHI Difference

You are absolutely right - one person's definition of clean may not be the same as someone else's. It is best to know what will make you most comfortable and then strive to reach that goal or keep that level of tidiness in the home.

Have a great day!


Nov 07, 2013 01:37 AM
John & Shannon Cox

Good advice! I like to have cleaning products in every bathroom and also under the kitchen sink. That way, when I notice the sink is getting grungy or the mirror needs to be polished, I can clean it right then and then forget about it. Takes 60 seconds.

Nov 07, 2013 03:33 AM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Thank you AR friends for dropping by and leaving your nice comments.

Nov 07, 2013 07:48 PM