Happy Matariki and hope you are all doing well as we shift towards cooler climates.
As Matariki marks the start of a new year, it could be an excellent time to freshen up your home with a good old Winter Cleaning! At My To Do List, we believe that getting the best results comes from being organised. Applying a method to the madness and coordinating your efforts will make the task of cleaning faster, more efficient and–for some of us–enjoyable.
Allow our To-Do Gurus to share some of their organisational methods in this month’s newsletter. We hope these tips help you as you do your own cleaning at home!
Equip yourself with the right tools before you begin. Find a cleaning bucket or caddy and fill it with all the tools and cleaning agents that you need. This saves you time from having to run back and forth to grab this, that, or the other tool or spray bottle that you suddenly need.
Wear protective gear. Our skin, eyes, nose, and throat are vulnerable to dust, chemicals, and other irritants. Before you start doing cleaning at home, make sure that you’re wearing gloves and maybe even long sleeves and a mask to prevent exposure to bacteria, bleach, dust mites and other inflammatory agents that you may meet on your cleaning adventures.
Learn how to lift items safely. Lift heavy objects using your legs, not your back–that is, bend your knees, not at the waist. If possible, slide or tip the item instead of lifting it. Rather than using just your arms, use the ‘core’ strength of your lower body, shoulder, leg, and/or buttocks or hip to slide it.
Do you have other cleaning organisation tips you’d like to share? Email us back and we can exchange notes!
Have a great June and enjoy the multiple holidays!!