Keeping your home allergy free requires frequent cleaning. But that does not have to mean a lot of work. I focus on worker smarter, not harder.
Time management strategies and organization have made my cleaning routines streamlined and over the years I have collected many helpful household cleaning tips. I have found that keeping a cleaning routine prevents the buildup of dust. I have assigned one task for each day of the week so that I don’t need to do it all at one time. Our schedule goes something like this:
Wipe down all floors. Both bathroom counters are cleaned.
The 2 rooms that we have carpeting in are vacuumed with our HEPA equipped vacuum cleaner. Living room is dusted.
Scrub out shower, tub, and toilets. Clean bathroom sinks.
All bed linens are laundered. Laundry is all done, folder, and put away.
Family room is dusted. Toys are sorted and put away. Windows are cleaned.
My kitchen is cleaned daily. The dishwasher is run every night and usually the clean dishes get put up first thing in the morning. Then the breakfast dishes can immediately be put in the dishwasher following breakfast and the day does not start with dishes piled up in the sink.
This just gives you an example of how we handle our cleaning needs. You need to start with an assessment of your home and what areas need really frequent cleaning. Then break those down into very manageable sections and divide into the days of the week you have available for cleaning.
Since I have very young children, I do not have a lot of time for extra household cleaning. I therefore decided that I would minimize how much stuff I needed to clean. The house is decorated very simply. No knick knacks or collectibles displayed. The windows all have very simple window treatments which are easily removed for laundering. We use a few area rugs which can be removed and cleaned when necessary.