What Habits Should You Develop for a Healthier & Cleaner House?
There are always houses that look so clean and tidy. And it makes you wonder how homeowners stay on top in keeping their homes organized and keep things in place. These people always have the cleanest house, making you think they may have secrets. However, they always have a clean house because they have learned some habits over the years.
Below are the habits you can include in your cleaning routine. Try these things and see how it goes.
Clean as you go
The clean-as-you-go (CAYGO) method is simply the habit of cleaning continually throughout the day. It’s about finding opportunities to keep things where they are below. Instead of letting small messes build up, you clean little messes as quickly as possible. You don’t wait for the house to be full of clutter and see dirt everywhere before you decide to clean up.
This habit includes rearranging your throw pillows after leaving the living room, instructing your kids to put back the toys after every playtime, making the bed when you get up, doing the dishes after every meal, and sweeping the floor every now and then, especially after you leave some crumbs from your snacks. Checkout why cleaning the dishes after every meal is crucial from another blog post
You can also clean as you cook. For example, while waiting for your food to cook in the oven, you can take away some scraps or wipe down surfaces. To maintain your kitchen as organized as possible, you must learn to multitask while you cook so that your kitchen is almost sparkling when the serving time comes.
These are simple things, but as you do this, you will find more time and energy to do intensive cleaning sessions on weekends or on your day off. You can focus on mopping the floor, scrubbing walls and surfaces, or deep cleaning your appliances. If you practice this habit, you will find every cleaning task manageable.
Declutter and make space
You always have a pile of stuff in one corner of your house. Even if you do not intend to do so, you still collect items that often are not essential, and you do not need. To create more space in your home, an important habit you should be practising is: if you buy a new item, donate or sell your old one. This is to make space for your new items.
For example, if you have books you’ve already read and plan to buy new books, toss the old ones by giving them to your friends or donating them to charities. Sell your old furniture if you plan to buy a new one. You may need a longer time to implement this, but if you take time to declutter your house, you will need less time to maintain a clean house.
If you make space for everything you have, it will be easy to tidy up. And you will have an easy time finding some things you need. More stuff on your countertops or surfaces means more time for dusting and wiping. Removing some items you don’t need will make regular cleaning easy.
Check out 10 things you should not do to your kitchen countertops by Family Handyman.
Take advantage of your local cleaners.
Most homeowners who maintain a spotless and clean home always have a budget for domestic cleaning services. Getting help from professional cleaners will motivate you to stay organized and help you maintain a home free from clutters. Cleaning services are of great help, especially to those busy professionals who want to maintain a clean house but don’t have the time to do the cleaning job.
By hiring cleaners, they come home to a spotless house, which you deserve after working so hard. After a long day. You can simply relax and plan what you will do the next day.
When you look at cleaning as a headache and a tiring chore, make it a habit to pay for a cleaning service. Having cleaners is more than paying people to do the cleaning job. It’s more about having peace of mind knowing that professionals take care of your cleaning problems well. The good thing about cleaning services is they have a working system. They know exactly what to do and how to do it to achieve high-quality cleaning. They can work effectively and efficiently.
The above habits are small things but have significant effects. These are easy to follow but will save you more time. If you don’t know where to start, begin with one habit mentioned above, insert it into your daily routine, and work your way up. Once you practice these habits, you will eventually avoid wasting time, and you’ll be able to build your way to having a clean house every day.
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