Hi, I’m Hiroshi, a former real estate agent.
There are only a few left in 2021, and it’s almost November, when we have to think about cleaning, New Year’s cards, osechi reservations, crab selection, and so on.
It’s late in December, but it’s still in time.
But after all, I would like to make plans and prioritize in November.
Everyone is busy, so it’s quite difficult to clean everything in the house.
From the perspective of a former real estate agent, there are some places you definitely want to do.
On the contrary, there are places where you can leave it, so I have summarized the information including the reason.
Know where to clean
There are many places to clean.
And you who think!
The place to clean is good, so if you don’t keep it in your head, it will be difficult.
You will soon run out of time.
Let’s think about it.
For example, there are many places to clean in the kitchen.
There are a lot of things such as a refrigerator, a sink, a stove, etc., so I will write them out briefly.
Kitchen: Ventilation fan, gas stove, wall, sink, dishwasher, workbench, refrigerator, cutting board, kitchen knife, kitchen board, cupboard, etc.
Bathroom: bathtub, floor, chair, tub, mirror, bathtub lid, drain, etc.
Living room: floors, windows, furniture, closets, lighting fixtures, air conditioners, etc.
Bedroom: floors, windows, furniture, closets, lighting fixtures, air conditioners, etc.
Japanese-style room: tatami mats, shoji screens, lighting, windows, etc.
Toilet: toilet bowl, wall, floor, etc.
Washroom: washbasin, cabinet, floor, mirror, washing machine, etc.
Entrance: Entrance, floor, shoe box, etc.
Veranda: floors, doors, posts, etc.
Outside: Screen doors, cars, weeding, wooden boats, etc.
Even if you just put it out, there are so many.
The place to do it is different between a detached house and an apartment or apartment.
Also, depending on the floor plan of the house, the number of places to do it will change.
The number of places to do is completely different between living alone and a 4LDK single-family home like me.
Moreover, like my house, the number of people who can clean a couple and a small child household in a nuclear family is limited in the first place, so priority is needed.
In the worst case, you need to make a place where you can leave behind.
In other words, you have to compromise on cleaning.
Things to prepare for general cleaning
Even if you say general cleaning, it is best to clean the things that you usually use for cleaning.
Having said that, cleaning places that you don’t usually do is a big cleaning at the end of the year, so be sure to prepare what you think you will need by the end of November.
What is at home
・ Work gloves / gloves
・ Masks, bandanas, used towels, etc.
・ Worn-out toothbrush and newspaper
・ Cleaning detergent
Things that are convenient if you have them, things that you want to buy
・ Melamine sponge that can be bought for 100 yen
・ Wet wipes and cleaning sheets
・ Quickle wiper-like replacement
・ Replacement of mops, etc.
・ Higher bleach
・ Steam cleaner
·High-pressure washing machine
If you give an example, you will lose the edge, so be sure to think about what you need and prepare it yourself.
The parts to be cleaned differ between condominiums and single-family homes, so be sure to have the right cleaning supplies for each house.
The point is basically to spend as little money as possible.
After all, there will be various expenses at the beginning of the year, so don’t spend money on cleaning in preparation for it.]
General cleaning priority
This is the most important thing.
The year-end general cleaning is to clean places that you can’t usually do, but there are quite a lot of double-income households.
After all, I usually get tired from work and housework and childcare, so I don’t think I can do it easily.
If you are young, you will still want to play.
In this article, I will introduce the place where you have to do only this place with a compelling reason.
A place you definitely want to do for general cleaning
There are two main locations.
Basically, the answer will come out naturally.
The point is a place that you usually use and must be a satellite.
You can see the reason, but it is because mold and germs propagate and have an adverse effect on the body.
For example, cleaning stockers and refrigerators that store food is essential.
Ideally, it’s best to do this area diligently, not just at the end of the year.
And it’s a bathroom that you use naked.
Also, I think that the living room and bedroom are rooms where you often stay for a long time every day.
However, such a place is also a place to eat and eat every day, and it is a place to sleep, so you should be cleaning it normally.
It’s a high priority, but I think you should always do the same cleaning as usual.
In fact, there are places where you need to be more careful.
It is around the electrical outlet, which is usually invisible.
The reason is fire prevention.
It seems that this outlet is the cause of the fire, which accounts for a large proportion of house fires.
I don’t know the detailed numbers, but I hear that there are quite a lot.
The cause of the outlet fire is that when a short circuit occurs at the outlet of the outlet and sparks come out, if dust is accumulated, it will ignite and it will be dry in winter, so in a blink of an eye It seems that the fire will go around the house.
Dust will definitely accumulate in your daily life.
If left unchecked, it not only causes a fire as mentioned above, but also causes allergic rhinitis like me.
Considering that there will be mixed damage, I would like to do not only the end of the year but also regular cleaning.
A place where you can leave a general cleaning
In fact, if you don’t care about how it looks, you don’t have to do a lot of things.
For example, in my house, one room is completely like a warehouse, like a library.
In that room, although I sometimes organize my luggage, I rarely enter it, so it is a part that can be left for general cleaning.
However, since window sashes are connected to the outside, if you do nothing, dust may accumulate and you may not be able to open and close the windows smoothly.
Also, as a matter of course, if the place is well-cleaned, you don’t have to do a big cleaning.
After that, if you don’t want to clean it yourself, you can ask a contractor.
So far, I’ve talked about cleaning up on the premise that you don’t spend money, but this is for people who really want to save money.
No, I want to save time rather than money! !
Some people may say that.
In such a case, it is recommended to ask a contractor to do a place where it takes time to clean up.
It is not recommended to ask for the whole thing for various reasons, but there are some places where it is better to have a contractor do it for some parts.
For details on why it is better not to leave all the general cleaning to the contractor and where it is better to have the contractor do it, see the article below.
Ultimately, if you don’t have the time and can’t afford it, but you have the money, it’s faster to ask a cleaner to do the troublesome part. ↓
No, if you don’t want to save on cleaning because you spend money at the beginning of the year, let’s prioritize and divide the roles and proceed with cleaning systematically.
The important thing is that family-sized homes don’t try to finish everything in one day, but rather spend a few days at their own pace.
On the other hand, if you live alone and have one room, let’s get rid of it in half a day instead of one day.