Burst Cleaning

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated January 9, 2012)

Let's face facts...no one really likes to spend all of their time working on cleaning their homes. If you are one of those people who would much rather spend their time doing a lot of other things (such as having a life) then why not try something else? That option would be doing something called burst cleaning. Simply speaking, burst cleaning is where you clean up only small areas of your home at a time. Ideally this type of cleaning would work with just about anyone, but it is better suited to those who can either work very quickly or are inherently fairly clean. Simply follow these guidelines and you should have no problem dealing with using burst cleaning around your home.

  • Figure out your problem areas. In order to really get a handle on burst cleaning, you really need to figure out where the problem areas in your home are. In order to do this you simply need to take a look around your home and keep an eye out for which areas become the most cluttered over the space of a day. Typically, these areas are going to be the living room, restroom, kitchen, and bedroom. Make note of when these particular areas become their most cluttered, and write them down. These times are when you should spend cleaning those particular areas so focus your efforts on those times particularly.
  • Getting started. Part of the problem with burst cleaning, and cleaning in general, is figuring out when to actually get started. Ideally, the best time to get started is during the times that you noticed when those problem areas become the most cluttered. However, if those times don't really work for you, then you need to have a firm time set and stick to those times. For example, some of the best times do some quick cleaning is right after you get up in the morning, and right before you go to bed at night.
  • Morning cleaning. You can easily set up some cleaning as part of your morning routine. In fact, it is the perfect time to do a little bit of straightening up when you are running around in the morning and getting ready for the day. An example of this would be when you are going round in the morning and picking up your dirty clothes, or straightening up the bed. Take a little bit of time to pick up any clutter that you may find in the bathroom, as well as doing a quick run through on the dishes that may have been left over from the previous night.
  • Evening cleaning. Evening cleaning is usually going to be when you do some major things like cleaning your dishes, wiping down the counters, ensuring that any mess that your pet may have made is cleaned up, as well as sweeping your floors. Ideally, you can simply face the end of the day in the same manner that you faced the beginning of it. Focus on the areas that stand out, and simply take a couple of minutes to ensure that you get rid of as much clutter as possible, while not spending a whole lot of time on each.

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