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7 Housekeeping Resolutions

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As soon as the Christmas decorations are put away, my family begins to make lists of their goals for the next year, and not surprisingly a lot of my goals have to do with my home. I get a lot of emails from others who are making the same goals. Here are seven of the most common resolutions for housekeeping and the resources to make them a reality.

1. Save money on the housekeeping budget.

Many people are looking for ways to trim every aspect of their budget, and housekeeping is no exception. There are some simple ways to cut your cleaning budget without cutting the quality of the cleaning.

2. Learn to clean more quickly.

There are few people in this world who would choose to spend more time cleaning their homes. For those of us with other things we'd like to accomplish, learning to clean more quickly is a great goal.

3. Clear clutter.

A messy house may be in need of more than just cleaning. Often messiness can actually be too much clutter. If you've got the goal of reducing the amount of stuff in your home, the mess will disappear with the stuff.

4. Get organized.

Once the clutter is gone, a great next step goal is to reorganize what is left. Many people make goals to get organized, but the common theme among those who fail to realize their goal, is that they lacked a plan.

5. Set a cleaning schedule.

There is always something to clean...or so it can seem. A cleaning schedule allows for easier management of daily, weekly, and monthly chores. It sets a pattern for cleaning your home that can make your housekeeping more efficient.

6. Be more motivated to clean.

Sometimes motivation is the main thing lacking in our housekeeping. It's not always easy to be excited about chores, but there are some easy things that will help get you more motivated to clean.

7. Get all household members to clean.

Getting everyone to pitch in and clean together can be a big challenge. There are some tips that will get even your youngest family members into the habit of helping.
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