While many of us are stuck indoors - balancing childcare, distance learning and working from home amidst the worrisome period we are all trying to weather – our days are probably allocated a little bit differently than it was before.
Sadly, not everyone has that much amount of free time and even though it’s strange to think about the usual things like spring cleaning amidst this surreal times, the things is most of us are now spending more times at home than ever before. Thus, we are likely noticing a lot of stuff (and trash!), that might have eluded our attention.
So, if home cleaning feels like one more maddening item on your ever-growing to-do list in these odd times, check out these quick tips.
Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces
We all recommend this every flu and cold season, but as an extra health precaution, wipe down and disinfect handles, light switches, doorknobs and pretty much anything your hands are frequently touching at home.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces daily. According to their website, this includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, CDC says, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Then use a household disinfectant. Check here for most common EPA-registered household disinfectants CDC recommends.
Watch out on the most cluttered surfaces
If you find yourself most at home these days, don’t forget to keep an eye on the most cluttered areas, like your table and counters where you are working probably most of the time. These areas get overwhelmed very quickly with everyone mostly at home. Most families nowadays dine at home, so with all the cooking and dining, expect these areas to be strewn.
One thing you can do to about piling up the mess is to pick your biggest, most cluttered surface and work on clearing that off the soonest you can.
The key to accomplishing this gigantic task is to set a small amount of time to work on it —20 minutes works! — then do something that's more rewarding or enjoyable. Try clearing your sink while checking on your friend by phone so it would hardly feel like a chore! The idea here is you want to make sure that you're not just going from one type of workload to another type of workload.
If all else fails, keep an eye on these 3 things
If the thought of cleaning is just overpowering right now, try starting with things that has the potential to smell or rot. So, if you find yourself really, really, stuck and don’t know where to start cleaning, start with your trash, your dishes and your laundry.
Pace yourself. Keep in mind that you don’t have to tackle all of your house chores at once. There may be days when you can’t get ahead on the cleaning and everything seemed too much, and you know what, it’s ok to rest awhile and tackle them again the next day. If you find yourself overwhelmed, look for the quick wins to keep things manageable.
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