7 Things You Can Do Every Day to Keep Your Home Clean
Regardless of how big or small your house is, keeping your living space clean and tidy is no easy task. Between the laundry basket building up, kids toys everywhere and the tower of dishes in your sink, it’s easy for things to appear messy.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Here are just 7 things you can do every day to help you to keep your home clean.
Leave your shoes at the door.
This is a really good habit to get in to. Not only because it stops dirty shoes from being trailed through your home but it can help your space look neater.
So that it doesn’t look like the shoe area at TK Maxx, invest in a nice wooden bench for your shoes or a special shoe cupboard so that they stay by the door but the space still looks tidy.
Keep on top of your dusting vacuuming by assigning a room for each day.
Having to go through and dust the entire house in one go is a chore. Instead, assign yourself one room for each day and pop in, dust and run the vacuum. It’ll take you a fraction of the time and you won’t feel that cleaning fatigue often associated when you’re faced with the whole house to do.
Get in to a routine of making your bed.
It’s no surprise that a made bed will instantly make the room look tidier. So right after you wake up, spend two minutes making your bed. You’ve got to wait for the kettle to boil anyway so you may as well use this time wisely.
Wipe as you go.
If your powder foundation is all over the sink and coffee rings are adorning your kitchen counters, instead of leaving them until you get home, clean right away.
Keep spray or wipes in each room so that it makes it easier to just do it whilst you’re in that space.
You’ll thank yourself when you don’t come home to an evening of scrubbing your surfaces.
Put away as you go.
If you’re waiting for the kettle to boil or the microwave to ping, use that time to empty the dishwasher or fold the laundry. You’ll get more done in those 5 minutes than you can imagine and you’d have tackled an important task rather than just standing around waiting and scrolling through facebook.
Implement a two-minute rule.
Productivity expert David Allen says that if a task will take two minutes or less to complete, stop and do it. So no excuse not to wipe down the sink or change those cushion covers.
Reset each night.
Before going to bed, spend five minutes to just make sure that shoes, coats and odds and ends are put away. The worktops are cleared and sofa is straightened. Just five minutes work will make you feel so much better in the morning.
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