Do you never seem to have enough hours in the day? Whether you have a busy schedule with your career, family, friends or other obligations, you can spend the time you would cleaning on other enjoyable activities! By hiring a house cleaning company like SET Cleaning, you can make more hours in your day for activities you’d rather be doing instead. This list is just a few of many, many things you can do instead of cleaning your house…
- Spend time with your kids/family
If your family is always running between school activities, jobs, meetings and lessons, then you could take the time that you would cleaning your house on fun family outings!
- Catch up on work
Has your job been keeping you extremely busy? Use your extra time to catch up on work projects that continually get pushed to the bottom of your never-ending to do list.
- Take your dog for a walk
Keep both you and your dog healthy by using your spare time to take both of you for a walk! Walking your dog has health benefits for both of you, including increasing physical and mental health, improving your dog’s socialization, and decreasing loneliness. (Source: https://positively.com/contributors/5-benefits-of-walks-with-your-dog/)
- Go see a new movie
Whether it’s the new family flick that’s out or the new romantic comedy you’ve been wanting to see with your friends, you can spend the few hours that you would be cleaning your house seeing that new movie!
- Hit the gym
Have you been wanting to get in shape and improve your physical health? Finding time to hit the gym can be extremely difficult when you have a busy schedule, but by hiring a house cleaning company, you can spend that time at the gym instead!
- Be a tourist in your city
Most cities have fun touristy attractions that the locals rarely visit. Take some time to explore your city and be a tourist. You may just learn something new about where you call home and take a detour from your normal schedule.
- Plant a garden
Save some money by growing your own vegetables or herbs! Gardening can be a fun activity for kids as well and teach them about leading a healthy lifestyle in the process.
- Read a book
If you have a growing stack of books that are on your list to read, then not having to worry about cleaning your house can give you the time to start cracking open those books. Pull up your comfiest chair and take the time to explore a new world through reading!
- Volunteer with a local organization
Local organizations are always looking for volunteers to help. No matter what you are passionate about, you can find an organization that is working towards their mission and to better their community. You can find a list of nonprofit organizations in Central Virginia here: https://www.connectva.org/nonprofit-directory/
- Write letters to family and friends
If you have long-distance family or friends, writing letters is a great way to connect and make someone’s day! With the decline of people writing letters, it helps your loved ones to know that you are thinking about them and show them that you care.
- Explore your artistic side
Have you been wanting to tap into your creative side? Take the time that you would be cleaning your house and explore your artistic genius! Whether you’re taking a local workshop, watching teaching videos online, or enrolling in a class at a local art school, you can engage your creativity and explore new ideas instead of cleaning your house.
- Learn a new skill
Think about any new skills that you’ve been wanting to learn, and the time that you’d need to make those goals a reality. By hiring a house cleaning service, you can free up your time to learn a new instrument, try woodworking, take up knitting, or whatever skill you’d like to learn.
- Go hiking or bicycling
Hiking, bicycling or any other outdoor activity is a great way to increase your Vitamin D, as well as improve your overall health. If you don’t have to take the time to clean your house, then you can spend time exploring the great outdoors with family and friends.
- Meet friends for lunch
Do you have friends who you would love to spend more time with, but it keeps getting delayed because of your busy schedules? Instead of spending your precious weekend time cleaning, you can spend that quality time with your friends.
- Try out a new board game
Encourage your kids to put away the electronics for a day, and spend the day playing board games together. Playing games together is great family bonding time with some friendly competition.
- Visit a new local hot spot
Have you seen a new local attraction all over your social media? Take a free afternoon to spend time visiting new places, whether it’s the latest restaurant, kids activity, or brewery, you can give yourself the time to relax by not worrying about cleaning your house.
- Go through your closets
Rather than physically cleaning your house, give some much-needed love to those closets that haven’t seen the daylight in a long time. Go through clothes you don’t wear, toys that haven’t been played with, and items that collect dust and take up space. Whether you donate or sell them, you can declutter your life and free up space in your home.
- Listen to a podcast
Thousands of podcasts exist that are waiting to be listened to. Podcasts are great for listening in the car, at the gym, or whatever you happen to be doing with your day. If you love podcasts but are frustrated that you hear them over the vacuum, then hiring a cleaning service is a great way to give you your time back to listen to your podcasts.
- Load the family in the car and take a day trip
Day trips are a great way to increase your family time together and take a mini vacation. Find a location within a couple hours of your home, load the family in the car, and take the day to explore somewhere new. If you need to spend your entire weekend cleaning the house, then it can take away from quality time and adventures you could be taking with your family.
- Join an adult sports league
Did you love playing intramural sports in college? Many cities have adult sports leagues with kickball, softball, soccer, baseball, or really any sport you can imagine. Not only is joining a sports league beneficial for your health, it is a great way to meet new friends, connect regularly with old friends, and ultimately have fun.
Put time back in your life for the activities you enjoy by removing the need to spend time cleaning your house. SET Cleaning focuses on professionalism, customer satisfaction, and environmental consciousness in our house cleaning services. We are a local company in Richmond, Virginia, and are fully licensed and insured. If you’re considering hiring a house cleaning service, you can learn more about the SET Cleaning advantage at https://www.setcleaning.com/or by calling 804-598-1005 to request a FREE estimate.