If you are like most people, housekeeping is not
high on your list of favorite activities. And if housekeeping
is part of your job, you probably love it even less!

But housekeeping doesn’t have to be a headache when you
use a few of the helpful housekeeping hacks you’ll
learn in our training module on Housekeeping Basics.

Here are 3 hacks to get you started:

1. Spread it out!

There is no rule that says every housekeeping task must be done every day!  Some jobs can be done weekly or monthly, and others may only need to be done seasonally. At the very least, be prepared to clear clutter, make the client’s bed, wash dishes, and wipe down kitchen surfaces daily.

Get organized, but remain flexible. Write out a weekly schedule. For instance, you might say Monday is laundry day, Tuesdays will be floors. Wednesday will be bathroom day, and so on. Just remember to keep things flexible to allow for changes in your client’s condition.

2. Keep it green.

Did you know that you can make safe, affordable, and effective cleaning products with some everyday household items?  Try these:

  • Use baking soda instead of scouring powder to clean sinks.
  • A few tablespoons of white vinegar diluted in water replaces glass cleaner.
  • Mix ¼ cup of bleach and 2 ½ cups of water in a spray bottle to make a strong disinfectant for kitchens and bathrooms.

3. Find a way to have fun!

Housekeeping chores for a typical family take up an average of nine years, two months, and 25 days over a lifetime. Yikes!  That sounds like a lot of work! Here’s another way to look at it;

Mary Poppins said, “for every task that
must be done, there is an element of fun!”

What’s so fun about housekeeping? It may be hard to see it now, but positive thinking does make a difference and may even let you have a little fun while cleaning! Think of at least 3 ways you can make your house-keeping duties more fun! Click here for a few ideas from the pros at Merry Maids.

Take it for a test drive!

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