This blog post is sponsored by Handy Andy.
I’m not going to lie: work life balance is a challenge for me.
On most days (even weekends) I’m found working on my laptop, whether it’s for my full-time job or my side hustle. Having two jobs is hard enough, so as you can imagine: it is hard for me to keep my house clean.
I have found a little bit of a system, which is me prioritising the cleaning on a weekend because at least I don’t clock in for my full-time job then.
However, during weekdays I forgive myself when my house looks messy because I only concentrate on work and making sure my family has food on the table.
How to keep your house clean with minimal effort
If you’re anything like me, don’t despair, the team from Handy Andy gave some advice to help me (and you) keep our homes spotless with minimal effort. Here’s the tips:
Declutter as often as you can
Keeping your home spotless with minimal effort means having to incorporate changes that will make the cleaning process quicker and hassle free when the time comes. One of the best practices you can incorporate into your cleaning routine is decluttering the spaces around your home as often as possible.
Clean as you go
Sometimes it’s easy to put cleaning the tiny messes you make around the house on the back burner, but these end up contributing the most to the bigger mess you have to clean in the near future. A common scenario where the clean as you go’ rule applies is when you are cooking in the kitchen.
The act of cooking typically involves a lot of peeling, chopping and the use of various utensils which can cause a mess in your kitchen. To minimize the mess, clean the tiny messes you create along the way such as discarding the peels, rinsing the spoons and wiping your surfaces immediately after spilling something on your stove to avoid stubborn stains.
For an even quicker clean try using a convenient spray such as the Handy Andy Multi Purpose spray that cleans and disinfects any surface in just 10 seconds.
Find a product that does it all
For example, the Handy Andy multi-purpose cream is an all-in-one product that works on removing stubborn dirt on all surfaces around the home which eliminates the hassle of having to use various products on the many surfaces around your home.
Keep the dust away
It may not seem like much, but it does make a difference and will save you time in the long run. Wiping down a dusty surface with a wet cloth tends to smear it leaving a muddy residue which we do not want right? So why not try using a damp cloth which will trap the dust particles while cleaning your surfaces without leaving an unpleasant residue.
Dusting the surfaces around your home does not take much time or energy but the difference sure is visible.
Thanks for reading, and all the best with your cleaning!