How to Keep your House Clean

Easy Ways to Keep Your House Clean

These days, with most of the household out in the workforce, we all know what challenges are involved to keep your house in tip top shape.

No one wants to get home from a hard day at work to find a messy house that needs to be put back in order.

We all want to get home, relax and unwind from a stressful day.

Look around your house. Is it a huge mess right now and does the thought of having to clean it make your head spin?

Why not hire some professionals to come in and give it a huge “once over” and get everything shiny and clean again.

Then, after this is done, it is up to you to keep everything in that same condition from then on.

Never let it get out of hand

Okay, I know that this is easier said than done! However, would you rather do fifteen to twenty minutes of cleaning here and there or leave it all and eventually have to devote an entire day to destroying the dirt.

All it takes is a small commitment of a few minutes a day. Easy things like keeping on top of the dirty dishes in the kitchen, quickly making your bed each morning and keeping your clothes picked up off the floors goes a long way.

Maybe each night, pick a floor to vacuum, toilet to scrub or window to clean. If you spend a small amount of time to do just one or two of these things each night your house will always be clean.

It is all about picking up after yourself so it doesn’t pile up and creep up on you.

A floor’s best friend, a floor mat

Floors get dirty. Dirt comes from mostly tracking it in from outside. To combat this use floor mats.

No exterior door should be without one. They will trap the dirt from your shoes as you step in the door and some will even “welcome” your visitors in with a nice welcome message.

Got space for a mudroom?

Maybe it is okay to have that one room in the back of the house that is for one purpose only – to be dirty.

If you have a mudroom, use it! For me, that would be using our back entrance into the house.

Our family is the only one that uses that door and it is a great place to remove footwear that could easily track in dirt from the outside.

Make cleaning convenient

Where do you keep all your cleaning supplies? Are they organized or are they strewn in different closets and cupboards all over the house?

Do you even know where that crevasse tool is for your vacuum?

Like I mentioned before, you want to try to do a little bit each day to make it add up to a lot over the course of a week.

Of course, if you are anything like me, the hardest part is to get started on a task (once I start, I’m good!).

To help you stay motivated, start by keeping your cleaning supplies logically organized so they are convenient for you or your family to use.

Think about where you store your cleaning supplies and keep them in places that are closest to where you are going to be using them.

Look at products like cleaning wipes, dusting brushes and other supplies to make your job easier.

Remember, it is all about making it as easy as possible to keep things clean!

This is a guest posting from Corey Palmer at Floormats.co.uk.

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