Why Free Time is a Treasure
Time is a high-demand, fleeting aspect of life. Day in and day out, there are only 24 hours to get everything done. If you’re like most people, that’s never enough time to finish everything and be able to do the things you enjoy most (or even wind down.)
On the days when getting everything done is a scramble, setting priorities is a must—but not just for your ever growing to-do list—we need to look at what is consuming our time, what can be cut out and what we actually want to do with our free time. Taking the time to plan out the week to incorporate your aspirations and personal happiness will not only let the week run smoothly, but also make life a bit less hectic and feel more fulfilled.
What Consumes the Most Free Time
Watching Television– Have you ever sat down at your sofa, turned on your favorite show and then look up to notice that 3 hours have passed and you never got to do that thing you wanted to do when you got home? Same here.
Surfing the Internet/Social Media – Just like TV, internet browsing and social media surfing can take up more time than you originally intended. The infinite scroll is a real thing, and it can be lethal to your free time.
Checking Your E-mail – To say that it’s easy to get lured into checking your email “just one more time” is an understatement. While it’s important to check your email, it can waste more time than it’s worth if you find yourself checking every hour or thirty minutes.
Doing Chores – Cleaning your home, and maintaining that cleanliness, is probably the most time consuming of tasks you will encounter. Not only is cleaning hard to manage when you’re already tired, but it is also a constant priority that can escalate quickly if ignored for even short amounts of time.
So, where do we draw the line and claim more free time to enjoy living? This is where we have to get creative. All of the things we do on a daily basis are necessary—they allow us to pay the bills, decompress from work, connect with friends, stay on top of work for the following day, and keep our homes clean and organized. What we need to think about is this: at the end of the day, are there things you wish you could have done?
If you’ve answered yes in any capacity, it might be time to reorganize your day.
How to Prioritize Your Time
Step 1: Consider your aspirations
Step 2: Take a look at your routine
Step 3: Cut out activities that don’t add value to your day
Step 4: Reorganize your weekly schedule to incorporate more of your aspirations
Step 5: When things get tough, delegate tasks as much as possible to keep your goals in sight
How Planned Cleaning Improves Your Daily Routine
Out of all the activities that consume your free time, the need to clean your house might seem impossible to manage but can be done with a bit of preparation. Even if you spend a little time each day during the week to maintain your home, that will remove the pressure of spending hours getting it from hopelessly messy back to clean over the weekend.
Here are a few helpful tips to plan out your cleaning over the week:
· Don’t wait until “later” or “tomorrow” – even minutes of cleaning a day will save you hours over the weekend.
· Make sure your cleaning supplies are accessible.
· Keep extra cleaning supplies in different areas of your home so there is less back-and-forth.
· Line the bottom of your oven with foil.
· Scrub your sink after you wash the dishes, a quick rinse now will save you trouble later.
· Use old toothbrushes for detailing sinks and drains.
But, what happens on the days where you just can’t get to cleaning, or those weeks that are over-the-brim with activities that leave you house want for a deep clean?
The Benefits of Hiring Customized Cleaning Services
Stop worrying about fitting in the time to clean your home. Delegate the task to us at House Calls and we’ll get our team on the job. Regain control of your day-to-day life and take a breather. When you have professional cleaning services handle all corners of your home, the stress washes away like magic.
At House Calls, we create Customized Cleaning plans that focus on handling all the areas that you need cleaned the most.
o Showers and Tubs
o Sinks and Vanities
o Sinks and Counter Tops
o Mirrors and Pictures
o Lamps and Fans
o Furniture and Bookshelves
· Throughout home
o Windows and Blinds
o Window Sills and Ledges
o Doors and Door Frames
o Knobs and Handles
o Wall Vents
o Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
o Pictures and Frames
o Switch Plate Covers
o Trash Containers
o Carpeted Areas
Your Free Time is Our Priority
We understand how much stress can be added to your day. From the responsibilities you have at work, to the scramble to fit in time to run errands and keep your house in order, there is rarely any time left for you to spend with your family, friends, your personal hobbies and the things that make life worthwhile. It’s important to prioritize your day to make time to do the things you enjoy, but it’s also important to remember that you don’t have to do it alone.
At House Calls, we pride ourselves in putting the people of Cincinnati first. We take on each assignment as if we are setting out to clean our own homes. You deserve to spend you day as you like, you deserve to have the free time you need, and you deserve the utmost care given to your home. Request a quote from us today and we’ll help take the stress away.