You’ve invested a lot of time and money into your home, but between hectic work schedules, juggling kids and pets, and making time for yourself, it can be hard to keep it clean. What’s more, cleaning your home can often feel overwhelming, as it seems like there are several large tasks you need to tackle in one time-consuming session. It also tends to make us focus on all the things we aren’t doing to keep our homes clean instead of the things we are doing.
Because life is too short to be consumed by a messy home, we’re sharing five easy habits to keep your house clean, including WOCA’s convenient cleaning product subscription.
1. Start small
Building a habit usually takes practice. Practice takes repetition. That’s why one of the simplest habits to build starts with dedicating just 15 minutes a day to cleaning your house. Whether you quickly tidy up or check off an easy chore from your list, pick a time of day that works best for you and do things like:
- Make your bed
- Pick up toys or clutter
- Fold a load of laundry
- Empty the dishwasher
- Wipe down the fridge
By taking a little bit of time each day to clean your home, the more substantial tasks will begin to feel less overwhelming because there will be less to do.
2. Invest in the right products and tools
It’s no secret that cleaning is a chore — figuratively and literally. But it can be even more of a challenge if you use cleaning products and tools that work against you. Extra scrubbing, mopping, and dusting can be frustrating and exhausting, especially if it’s not even necessary. Arming yourself with the right products from the beginning can save you lots of time, energy, and money while keeping your house in great shape.
For the ‘good enough’ cleaners
If you’re looking for a cleaning solution that’s easy to use and gets the job done quickly, check out our WOCA Spray Mop. The reusable, machine-washable cloth gets the job done right the first time while protecting your precious floors. Even better, you don’t have to worry about purchasing or running out of separate, one-time use cloths that are costly and wasteful.
When you combine the WOCA Spray Mop with our eco-friendly floor cleaner, your ‘good enough’ cleaning job will become great — without any extra work on your part. You can use our floor cleaner on:
Have a natural- or hard wax-oiled floor? We’ve got you covered there, too, with our WOCA Natural Soap.
For the ‘never good enough’ cleaner
There’s no shame in keeping your cleaning routine quick and simple, just as there’s no shame in wanting to go the extra mile. If you have a large surface area to cover or want a deeper clean for your floors, WOCA Master Soap is the way to go. Not only is it safe for all types of floors, but it comes in larger sizes ideal for business owners who have a big space to maintain or for those who enjoy cleaning their floors frequently.
For all types of cleaners
No matter what type of cleaner you are, make it a habit to research and read reviews about different brands and products that others have used successfully — and for the same purpose as you. Remember that your cleaning products and tools are an investment for you and your home, so it’s worth the extra time and energy it takes to find the best and safest products.
3. Make cleaning a part of your everyday routine
Most of us have several daily routines and habits we go through without even thinking about it. This is especially true if you manage a hectic schedule, as maintaining consistency can help things run more smoothly. Take the time to write out your daily routines and find areas in which you can add simple, convenient tasks. Start with things like:
- Spraying your shower/tub after each use
- Hanging up your coats, jackets, and bags as soon as you get home
- Putting your shoes away as soon as you take them off or place them in a designated area
- Wiping down your kitchen and table after each meal
- Hanging and putting away your laundry immediately after folding
If you’re already going through the motions, take a few extra minutes or even seconds to clean a spot or area that makes sense at that moment. Before you know it, these small — but effective — tasks will become as consistent as the rest of your routines.
4. Put it on the schedule
Your time is valuable, and it should be treated as such. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case when you feel like you have a never-ending to-do list — most of which includes cleaning your home.
Just as you would schedule meetings, appointments, vacations, and everything in between, be sure to set time aside for cleaning. You don’t have to create a daily cleaning schedule, but try to pencil in time once a week or once a month. That way, you can ensure you make the time for it and follow through as you do with other events.
5. Get a subscription
Nothing hinders your productivity like going to your cleaning cabinet, only to discover you’re out of the product you need. While it can provide a bit of temporary relief, all it does is keep you from a clean house while you either run to the store last-minute or place an order online and wait for it to arrive. Thankfully, we have a solution for that.
With a WOCA subscription, you can get your cleaning products delivered on your own time and schedule, making it one less thing you have to worry about. You can even determine how many products you get and how often you get them. If you’re still not sure about the timing, we have recommendations for each product and their average use.
Build great habits with WOCA
Cleaning habits can be tough to build, but over time they will help you feel accomplished and keep your house looking great. With WOCA as your sidekick, you can feel good knowing you’re not only cleaning your house, but you’re using environmentally friendly products that are safe for your home and your family.