Full work from office (WFO) arrangements have returned for many in Singapore, and the back to office blues are real. It’s hard to get back into the swing of things after a long break from the routine, especially when you have to juggle both work and home responsibilities.
In this blog post, we share some easy ways to take care of your home while working from the office.
How To Clean Your Home While Adjusting Back To Office Life
1. Schedule your housework before you head back to office
One of the best ways to stay on top of things when you go back to office is to plan your housework. Whether it’s doing the dishes every night after dinner or setting aside time on the weekends to do a deep clean, having a plan will help you stay organised while getting everything done in stages and keep your home in tip-top shape. This can also help you avoid burnout.
If you know that you have set aside time for cleaning, you can focus on work during the week without feeling stressed about finding time to clean your home.
2. Invest in tools that halve your cleaning time.
It’s likely that you’ll have less time for cleaning once you go back to the office, so it’s important to invest in tools that can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently with minimal effort.
A good vacuum cleaner is an essential for any home, as it can help you remove dust, dirt, and pet hair from your floors. If you have hardwood floors, consider investing in a steam mop to make cleaning easier.
There are also many automatic cleaning gadgets on the market today, such as dishwashers and robotic vacuums. These devices can help you save time by doing some of the work for you automatically.
3. Consider investing in easy-to-clean home fixtures.
Going back to office means you’ll be short on time, and it’ll be helpful to have low maintenance home fixtures that are easy to clean. For example, hardwood floors are easier to sweep and mop than carpet, and stainless steel appliances can be wiped down quickly.
If you’re in the market for new furniture, look for pieces that are made of materials that can be cleaned easily, such as leather or microfiber.
4. Keep a cleaning caddy stocked with all the supplies you need.
Another way to make cleaning quick and easy as you go back to work is to keep a cleaning caddy or box stocked with all the supplies you need. This way, you don’t have to go searching for things when it’s time to clean. You can just grab your caddy and get to work.
Be sure to include essential items such as a broom & dustpan, a duster, disinfecting wipes and all-purpose cleaner. You may also want to include a small trash can so that you can quickly dispose of any rubbish.
5. Share tasks within the household for an easy back to office adjustment.
If you live with other people, delegate tasks to them so that you can share the workload. For example, you can delegate tasks such as laundry, grocery shopping, and cooking to other members of your household. You can even make a fun spring cleaning day of it and get everyone to chip in.
Going back to the office doesn’t mean you have to handle everything on your own. If everyone pitches in, it will be easier for you to keep your home clean and tidy. Young children or elderly relatives may not be able to do as much, but every little bit helps.
6. Outsource for help as you go back to the office!
Those in your household might not be able to be of much help. We get it. Or maybe you live alone. Not all is lost. You can hire a part-time cleaner to come in and help out around the house! This will take some of the pressure off of you and give you more time to focus on work or rest.
Helpling offers a range of services, from general cleaning to aircon services. You get great deals without any fuss.
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