Beat lockdown laziness
Beat lockdown laziness with our top 5 quarantine cleaning tips!
Use our five quarantine cleaning tips to make the COVID-19 lockdown less dread-inducing and to do something more rewarding with your time
Make the most out of the current situation and effectively use your downtime. It might be easier to procrastinate during lockdown but it is also the perfect opportunity to get around to the tasks that you keep delaying.
Here are some cleaning tasks that often get pushed back and neglected when we have more fun tasks to do:
- Deep cleaning of appliances such as fridges and stoves
- Cleaning under kitchen and bathroom sinks
- Tidy and organise kitchen pantry cupboards
- Maintain your home’s exterior by cleaning windows, light fittings and outdoor furniture.
Make a to-do list and then delegate and assign tasks.
Start off with a list of all the places and items that you want to wipe, wash, tidy up and even scrub. Don’t try to clean the house all at once as this can be daunting and failure to complete all the tasks can make you discouraged. Setup a cleaning routine that divides the tasks into daily, weekly and monthly to prevent you from being overwhelmed with housework and to give you a realistic view of what can and can’t be done.
Take Marie Kondo’s advice
Cleaning celebrity and Netflix star Marie Kondo recommends that you should go through your belongings and if the item that you’re holding doesn’t make you happy or as she puts it “spark joy” then it is time to say goodbye to that item. This doesn’t mean that the item has to be broken or falling apart to justify getting rid of it, items that are still in good condition can be sold or donated to charity.
Ran out of cleaning products? That is no excuse!
If you have used up some of your cleaning supplies and don’t feel like heading to the supermarket, you might have the solution on hand. To make a DIY disinfectant – combine 1 cup of water with 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and add lavender or tea tree oil or a fresh antibacterial household disinfectant. For window cleaner – mix equal parts of vinegar and dish soap, this will remove dirt, kill odours and make your windows streak free.
Capture before and after photos of your home
There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of seeing a comparison of before and after cleaning to leave you fulfilled and proud of your progress. You can even get the kids involved to make a fun video that can be posted on social media.