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How to Keep Your House Clean When You Don’t Have Time to Clean

Cleaning is an essential part of owning and maintaining a home. It’s more than just making the property feel nice. Keeping the place clean means that it is more hygienic, and there is less chance of you contracting bacteria or viral infections. Alongside this, a clean house is less attractive to pests and bugs.

However, the truth is that we live in a fast-paced world. It’s difficult to find the time to do everything, this often means there isn’t enough time to stay on top of the cleaning.

However, there are strategies you can employ to help keep your house clean even when you don’t have the time.

Get Help

The most obvious solution and potentially cost-effective is to hire specialist home care services. You’ll be able to schedule how often they need to come in and when is best for them to clean. By using a dedicated service you’ll know that you’re getting highly qualified, experienced, and trustworthy staff.

It’s a more effective approach than asking a family member, friend, or simply advertising for help. In short, you know what you are getting when you use the professionals.

It may seem counter-intuitive but, if you don’t like cleaning it’s a great way to make sure it still gets done. In addition, the cost of the specialist can be offset against what else you can do with the time. That makes it worthwhile in financial or emotional terms.

Reduce Clutter

If you want to clean yourself then the first thing you need to do is reduce the clutter in your home. In effect, you’ll want to go for a minimalistic approach. The less clutter there is the easier it is to clean.

For example, removing the pile of unread magazines makes it much easier to dust the coffee table. Removing unnecessary ornaments and limiting pictures has the same effects on walls and other surfaces.

Eliminating clutter will simply make your house feel cleaner and will make it easier to keep clean.

Create A Schedule

The next step is to create a schedule. If you’re not a fan of cleaning and you have limited time then you’re going to find it easier to put it off. However, if you book 30-60 minutes of cleaning into your schedule and treat it like any other appointment, you’ll have to clean.


When you have limited time, especially if you’re scheduling the time, then it is important to prioritize your cleaning. Take the time to make a list of all the cleaning chores and rate them according to importance. You can then allocate time to each one.

Ideally, specify how long each item will take and spend 30 minutes doing the high-priority tasks each time you clean. If you schedule two one-hour slots a week you can use the other 30 minutes of each time slot doing the less important cleans. You’ll be surprised at how much you can achieve when you do it this way.

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