Having a clean home is something that the majority of us aspire to have but may not always achieve. Sometimes we are legitimately too busy to clean, but a lot of the time it can be easy to find excuses to avoid having to clean, particularly if there is a lot of work ahead of us. But these simple tips can be used to ease the burden of cleaning, so you don’t get to a stage where the work seems too much to manage.
Donate or Throw Out Unneeded Items
Every once in a while, it can be good to go through all your possessions, such as clothes, craft supplies, furniture, and even kitchen utensils, to see what items you use regularly and which items are simply gathering dust at the back of a cupboard.
Bathrooms and kitchens can be breeding grounds for bacteria, so make sure you wipe surfaces frequently, particularly in high-traffic areas. Dining tables and even bedside tables should also be wiped frequently to keep them clean and free of food debris or drink stains.
Deal with Clothes Immediately
Whether this is putting them in the laundry hamper when dirty or hanging them up/putting them away when clean, one great habit to make a part of your cleaning routine is to deal with clothes immediately.
Clean a Room Per Day
If cleaning your whole house seems too daunting, then instead choose to sort and clean one room per day. This works especially well if you have the same number of rooms as weeks or even weekdays. Pick a day of the week per room(s) and stick to it. That way you break up your tasks and will have one fully complete area by the time you’re done.
Clean as You Go
When you’re cooking, don’t leave the dishes until after the meal or, worse, the next morning. Do it as you go. This way things don’t stack up even more as you feel overwhelmed with the work you need to accomplish.
Remove Your Shoes
It’s a horrible feeling when you’ve just finished vacuuming or mopping and someone tracks dirt across your clean floor. It can make you wonder why on earth you bother, but getting into the habit of removing shoes will get rid of this feeling.
Having a clean home doesn’t mean you need to dedicate every waking hour of your life to cleaning. Using these tips means you can dip in and out of a cleaning routine while still doing things for other aspects of your life. A clean home isn’t unattainable, it just involves changing your routines.