Cleaning is not everyone’s favourite chore, but it is something that has to be done. If you haven’t already, set up a cleaning routine – this will keep you on task and will also allow you to portion out your chores so you aren’t doing too much on any particular day. Such a routine will vary depending on the type of house and household you have, so take some time to figure out what works for you. If you don’t think you have time to create such a routine, you may want to consider contacting cleaning specialists such as Absolute Domestics to give you a hand around the house. If you think you’re all right to go it alone, here are four tips you may want to take on board.

Be Systematic

Set out a plan of attack for each room or area in your house and estimate how long it would take you to do each particular task. If you’re thinking of recruiting some of the children to help you out, think about how long it would take them to complete these tasks as well. Be systematic in your approach to your cleaning routine – you can either go room by room, set daily tasks in each room or enact a plan of your own choosing.



If tend to be a forgetful person, make yourself a daily checklist of things you need to do. This one simple thing can improve your cleaning routine by making it more consistent, and in time, more efficient. These sorts of lists can also be a form of motivation, as there is nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment you get after ticking off all the tasks on a list.


Your cleaning routine can be made more efficient by a decent decluttering session. Clutter seems to just always accumulate of its own accord, and it can be difficult to clean properly if there are things strewn all over the floor. Decluttering your house will also allow you to get rid of things that you don’t need, or things that are just taking up valuable space.

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Replace items after use

If you put back everything you use in the exact same place, your house will be a lot easier to clean. Try to put items back in their proper place after you’ve finished using them, or put them in the bin if they have been used.

These are four simple ways you can use to improve your cleaning routine. You may not see the results directly after implementation, but they will definitely save you from strife in the long run. Remember that different methods work for different people, so do not be deterred if the results aren’t what you expect. Good luck!

Do you have a cleaning routine? Do you think it works for you? Are there any special tricks that you swear by – if so, what are they? Leave your advice and experiences in the comments section down below.