Secret of Keeping the House Clean
Are you struggling to keep and maintain an orderly home? Do you want to know how to keep your house clean day in and day out? The secret is doing a little bit of cleaning every day to keep the mess from piling up.
Once you get into the habit of tending to your home, your house will look clean at all times. Some of the duties don’t amount to complete house cleaning, but they do help. It doesn’t have to take a whole weekend to keep your house clean. It involves creating habits that will help to create a clean and tidy living environment. The more you make these habits, the easier it gets. If, at first, the tasks seem overwhelming, pick two to three and add more as you get things done.
- Always start your day by making your bed
- Empty the dishwasher
- Clean up after each meal
- Do laundry daily
- Make sure to wipe your faucets and sinks
- Get picky with your carpet
- Sweep your kitchen at night
- Sort out and recycle paper
- Using floor mats
- Keep basic cleaning supplies close
- Attack one room at a time
- Secrets from owners of clean homes
- Never leave a room empty
- Get the family involved
- The 15 Minute night cleanup
- Make cleaning feel less like a chore
Always start your day by making your bed
Some people think making a bed is a waste of time; it makes a significant difference in how tidy a room is. It takes a couple of minutes to make the bed and climbing into a neat bed at the end of the day is exciting. Make it easier by simplifying your bedding as much as possible. You can also minimize the number of pillows on your bed. Make sure you use a duvet or large comforter that won’t require you to tuck sheets.
An unmade bed makes the whole room look untidy.
Empty the dishwasher
Emptying your dishwasher takes less than five minutes. You can leave your dishwasher while the coffee brews or while you prepare the kids for school. An empty dishwasher will prevent dirty dishes from piling up in the sink. Having a kitchen look tidy means having an empty dishwasher at all times. Empty dishwashers also prevent the emergence of house pests.
Clean up after each meal
Dirty countertops will always make the room look untidy. After emptying the dishwasher, load the dishes after each meal and wipe down your counters. You don’t have to move everything, but make sure to put food away. Spray and wipe around to leave your countertops looking fresh.
Do laundry daily
Once you develop a daily laundry habit, this will leave be a significant game-changer. Pop a load of laundry before heading to work and transfer to the dryer when you get home. The most important aspect of laundry is folding once the buzzer goes off. You need to keep clean clothes away.
Make sure to wipe your faucets and sinks
Hairs in the bathroom sink, as well as toothpaste splatters, look nasty. Make sure you have a homemade disinfecting wipe and clean the faucet and sink. Wiping faucets and sinks every day will take mere seconds, and you will ensure the mess never gets out of control.
Get picky with your carpet
Make sure to vacuum high-traffic areas once every three to four days. Pick up small messes such as cat hair and scraps of paper if you don’t have much time to vacuum. Bending over and picking little messes can be counted as light exercise.
Sweep your kitchen at night
Using brooms and dustpans are a hassle. Make sure you have your kids clean the kitchen as part of their evening routine.
Sort out and recycle paper
Are papers piling up in your kitchen and dining table? Make sure to run junk mail through the shredder and put bills and letters in a mailbox.
Using floor mats
Keep most of the dirt out by placing floor mats on the inside and outside of each exterior door. Make sure to use the best steam mops to clean floor mats every few days.
Keep basic cleaning supplies close
Make sure your bathroom has necessary cleaning supplies. These include microfiber cloths, polishing cloth, toilet scrub brush, spray bottle, vinegar, among others. It makes it easier and quicker to give your bathroom a quick swipe. You can easily clean gross toothpaste spit with the help of available cleaning supplies.
Attack one room at a time
You can quickly get distracted when cleaning. You can get things accomplished if you focus on one place at a time. By cleaning one room at a time, you get a few spaces completely clean within a short period.
Secrets from owners of clean homes
They know how to make space by getting rid of stuff they don’t need. The more things you have, the more cleaning you will need. It takes time to clean all the items in your home, so why not donate those materials?
Decluttering needs planned execution over time. Having a spot for everything makes it easier to clean your home. Placing fewer items on the counters and surface spots will cut down on dusting, making cleaning quicker.
Never leave a room empty
Try to scan the room and see whether there’s any material that doesn’t belong. It could be a couple of dishes left in an office room or laundry that needs cleaning.
Get the family involved
Spend the time to teach your children to do age-appropriate chores. Do your kids know how to clean for themselves? Show them how to put their coats and shoes away when they come into the house. You will be amazed at how much overall tidiness of the house by involving everyone.
The 15 Minute night cleanup
Make it a habit to do a family 15 minute nightly clean up. It makes perfect sense for everyone to clean up with the rest of the family members. Kids can be cleaning their rooms while you finish with your kitchen cleaning duties. Make sure to start with the things that are making the biggest mess.
Empty the dustbin every day, preferably after your evening meals. It ensures the dustbin is always ready during the day.
Make cleaning feel less like a chore
Is it tough to put a fun spin on cleaning? There are ways of completing cleaning duties while distracting your mind. How about listening to your favorite podcast?
Performing these daily house cleaning chores will take a few minutes of your time. These tips will keep your home looking clean no matter your busy schedule.Resources - Clean and Scentsible, Heart of Deborah, Housewife how tos,