But by simply choosing the right low-maintenance materials for wall and floor surfaces, you can take back your precious time without shortcuts, hacks, workarounds or settling for less (or mess)!
A recent survey for charity RUOK found almost 20 per cent of Australians say they were unable to spend as much time with their loved ones as they would like to, because of housework.
Thankfully, floor tiles are an easy and low-maintenance flooring option, according to Australia’s rapid renovation guru Naomi Findlay. “Basic cleaning requires a sweep or vacuum on a daily basis with a mop weekly,” she said.
“And while other flooring options need more professional help the older they get, all tiles need is a grout clean and sealing on an annual basis. Not only do tiles save years of back breaking work, but they are also a more cost-effective option as they don’t require professional cleaning.”
Whether they're brand-sparkling new or going strong after years of use, tiles are one of the easiest floors to keep clean.
How low maintenance are tiles? Watch our video below to find out.