learning the basics of home septic systems
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A septic system is something that is easily forgotten until something goes horribly wrong. What should you avoid running down your kitchen sink? Is one type of toilet paper safer to use than another? How often does your septic tank really need to be cleaned? These were just some of the questions that I had about my septic tank after it had backed up and filled my yard with raw sewage. Since then, I have spent hours researching septic systems so that I would not have to go through that again. I have developed my website to make learning about septic systems a little easier for others like me.

learning the basics of home septic systems

3 Tips To Make Your Home Cleaning Process More Efficient

Matthew Young

Cleaning your home can seem like a never-ending task as your space is always getting dirty again. Because cleaning your home is necessary in life, you should do what you can to make cleaning your home easier. This will allow you to clean faster and better, and you will have more time to do other activities. Here are three tips to help you clean your home more efficiently.

Get Rid of Excess Clutter

Owning a lot of items that cause excess clutter in your home can prevent you from focusing, limit your brain's ability to process information, and cause extra stress in your life. A team of UCLA researchers studied 32 Los Angeles families and found all the mothers' stress hormones spiked during the time they spent dealing with their belongings. Getting rid of excess clutter can help your mental health.

When you have a lot of possessions and items in your home, it can make cleaning more time-consuming. When you have to move items from the floor to vacuum or mop, and move items around on your dresser or desk to dust around them, you will spend more time cleaning. So, declutter your home to help make cleaning an easier task.

It is best to declutter your home in categories, not rooms. When you declutter in categories and lay all the similarly categorized items in one place, you will be able to make a comparison decision for whether you want to keep or discard each item. For example, collect all your DVDs in one area and you can decide which ones you want to keep compared to the ones you no longer want. This will help you get rid of any items that no longer make you happy and keep only the items you love. Then, one at a time move on to other categories of items, such as clothes, books, kitchen items, and personal care items to decide which ones you will keep.

As you discard items, place them in a garbage bag so they will be easy to donate or throw away. The reason you have too many things may be because you have a hard time deciding when to get rid of things. 

Clean Spaces as You Use Them

After you have removed the extra items that were preventing you from cleaning efficiently and causing you stress, you will be able to clean your home much easier and faster. But, instead of cleaning on a designated "cleaning day", clean each of the spaces as you use them. 

For example, wipe down the bathroom counter, sink, and faucet with your bath towel after you shower in the morning. It will be easier to wipe down your bathroom counter because you have fewer items stored on top of your counter after decluttering your home. Also, dust around your computer desk when you sit down to check your email. As you clean spaces you use regularly, your major cleaning projects will be smaller and fewer.

Sweep Smarter

At times, you will need to clean the floors in your home's main living space every day. And, with less clutter on your floors, you will want to keep them as clean as the rest of your home. If you have hardwood floors, tile, or other non-carpeted space anywhere in your home, you can sweep up more efficiently without using a dust pan. You only need a broom and an entry mat or rug.

Remove all the rugs from the area you are going to sweep, except for one rug. As you sweep up the dirt and debris from the floor, sweep it onto the rug. The rug's pile will hold the dirt and debris in place and keep it from being scattered around the room by pets or children. Then, when you have swept all the debris onto the rug, use a vacuum to suck up the debris from the rug. 

Use these three tips to help you clean your home more efficiently, or contact professionaljanitorial services to assist you.