Just about everyone has a friend or relative who has a home that is always spotless. This leads to you wondering about their cleaning secret. Certainly, a house with pets, kids, and a lot of traffic is difficult to keep clean. The key to a cleaner home begins with great organization. Certainly, great organization skills are required, but most people are simply just too busy to take the time to get organized. Here are a few tips to help you develop those organizational skills along with the habits that keep a home cleaner.
Dust & Vacuum Daily
Certainly, a lo of people go several weeks without dusting or vacuuming the home. All that dirt and grime will slowly build up and make cleaning more difficult after several weeks or even several days. This is especially true for the households with pets that shed, kids that spill and waste things, or a spouse that does not clean up after themselves. Take about 20 minutes per day to quickly dust and vacuum major rooms like the family room, living room, or dining room daily. Things in the home will look cleaner and neater much longer.
Get Rid Of Junk
Every household has a tendency to acquire a lot of junk over the years, months, or even weeks. Remember, that the junk takes up a lot of space and makes the house look messy. Throw out the junk mail that arrives daily. Don’t save or store stacks of old newspapers and magazines. Instead, get rid of old newspapers and magazines after reading by adding to the recycle bin.
The average family spends a lot of time in the kitchen. Consequently, the kitchen is a very messy area. Always wash dishes after eating and place in cupboards. Wipe off counters, tables, and appliances after every use.
Make your bed daily and fluff the pillows. Spread this tradition to the rest of the household too. Always hang up all your clothes daily or store in dresser drawers or laundry baskets, instead of leaving them on the floor.
Get Rid Of Old Clutter By Donating To Charity
Another way to make your household cleaner is to purge all unwanted items. Go through closets, basements, and attics. Get rid of items that are just collecting dust. These items are taking up space and making the home look messy. Donate those unwanted items to a local charity or church group.