In 2020, we are all more focused on how to care for our built environments for the health and safety of our families, colleagues, friends, and communities. The unprecedented nature of the current public health crisis saw nearly all of our lives change overnight as industries instantly switched to remote working or stopped completely, we stayed home unless for truly essential movement, and schools and childcare centers closed. With many of us spending more time than ever at home right now, whether that’s for work, social distancing, lockdown, or health reasons, this means we need to focus on cleaning more frequently and thoroughly.
Minimizing the risk of illness and maintaining a hygienic space for the health of everyone living there is a shared responsibility. Not only is the outcome of avoiding sickness, but there’s also the plus of a more enjoyable home as well. Right now, maintaining sanitation standards while cleaning and disinfecting can create peace of mind for all residents. One important point to remember while you’re at it is to make sure to take extra care to deep clean frequently touched surfaces. The most commonly touched spots in our homes include door handles, light switches, remote controls, fridges, taps, phones, bedside lamps, and the entire bathroom.
Try a cleaning app to keep on top of the chores
This infographic from the Cleaning Services Group is designed to help everyone develop better habits around this essential practical component of our individual and collective wellbeing. The graphic compiles a diverse range of easy-to-use applications that can be used to:
- Manage a cleaning workload
- Prioritize cleaning; and,
- Streamline your process
Consider incorporating these into your system of household cleaning to stay organized as per your personal preferences. The apps selected for the round-up were chosen for their high ratings, customizability, and collaborative features. The bottom line is achieving more efficient domestic routines! For users who share houses or who have kids, there are also options for encouraging and incentivizing so you can all enjoy a comfortable home that’s better for everyone’s wellbeing.
Different App Types For Different Needs
ESparkBiz analyzed the benefits of cleaning apps for time-poor people and how they positively impact users who might otherwise struggle with this household task. They said, “There is no doubt about the concept of on-demand house cleaning app[s] which has changed the whole perspective of digital innovation, by providing the users with a solution to the most common problem of their lives.”
The round-up below will assist a broad range of people out there, whether it’s singles, partners, people with kids or flatmates as everyone has a different cleaning style…some people might even be trying to work theirs out! The different features of the apps were analyzed before inclusion for their dynamic features including:
- Syncing options
- ‘Gamify-ing’ of tasks
- Integration capacities with other administration like grocery lists
- Scientific graphs to demonstrate progress
Check out these apps collated below with their reviews, then once you’ve found your preferred app, use the information provided to download. Best wishes on getting started on this cleaning journey and making habit shifts that give you a more hygienic and pleasant living space.