Maintaining a clean home might seem like a difficult thing to do, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Keeping a clean home is less about the time used. Instead, it is more about establishing habits that you will follow at all times. There will be times when things will get super hard, and you might not be able to follow your habits. However, try as best as you can to follow the following tips to keep your house looking clean and tidy. This has been an issue of mine for my entire life, and I think I’m finally “getting it”, and I find myself in a much happier mental state because of it.
Make Your Bed
Your bed is one of the most visible aspects of your bedroom. And an undone bed makes the whole room look chaotic. Keeping in mind that your bed takes approximately 75% of your bedroom, you will have cleaned three-quarters of your room by just making it. Also, making your bed the first thing in the morning helps you get motivated to do the rest of the chores. With that being said, I empathize with those who suffer from mental illness. Depression is real, and when I was in my lows I found comfort in just shutting the door. That’s it. That’s the messy room, then focus on the parts people would see while over. As one moves more towards their natural healthy routines, they can then open up the door and make their bed, but there is no shame in an unmade bed, especially if it helps you move forward elsewhere.
Get Your Family Involved
Doing a task by yourself can seem like everything is easier. However, having your entire family take part in the cleaning tends to make it more fun. Have your kids join in, put on some music, dance and make silly faces while giving everything a good wipe down. We’ve been demonstrating how much easier chores are if we work together and have fun while doing them. Time just goes by so much faster, and more gets done.
Clean the Windows
Many people tend to forget about their windows when cleaning their homes. This is mainly because cleaning windows can be time-consuming and sometimes very tedious. However, windows are usually exposed to many elements, and they tend to get more marks.
There are many benefits of cleaning your windows. You get to increase its curb appeal, improve energy efficiency, and eliminate contaminants that can cause serious health complications. I have found that crumpled newspaper is the best for cleaning windows. It is a super frugal, yet highly effective method of cleaning that I think many have forgotten about. Again though, mental health is important and if windows just aren’t your thing, consider having them professionally cleaned by Labor Panes. (not sorry, I can never resist a good pun.)
Ensure that your Kitchen is Clean
A dirty and messy kitchen is the arena for distributing bacteria and germs. Having your kitchen clean can be a way to increase its aesthetic appeal, but it is also helpful for your general health.
This is because pests like roaches, rats, mice, and ants tend to be common guests to a dirty kitchen. Properly cleaning your kitchen ensures that there is less possibility of pests. Pests like cockroaches can hide behind the clutter in your kitchen. Therefore, ensure that your kitchen countertops are clean, as well as the floors. Additionally, ensure that your cupboard is well ordered and neat.
Do Laundry Every Day
Having a habit of doing laundry every day can be a life-changing thing. Put a load of laundry in your washing machine before going to work. This can be as simple as washing, drying, and folding. Alternatively, you can put your clothes in the washing machine and set it to operate before you get home, move the soggy clothes into the dryer after diner and fold them during breaks or while watching TV. Everyone is responsible for their own laundry in this house, so we all have assigned days in order to ensure that everyone has access to clean clothes at all times.
Wipe Faucets and Sinks
Hairs and toothpaste splatter in your bathroom sink can look horrible. Ensure that you keep an antiseptic beneath your sink to wipe the faucets and sink basin after you finish preparing for the day.
Cleaning your home is an excellent way to increase its curb appeal. Figuring out how to keep your house clean and tidy might seem like a challenging thing to do, but with a little effort and time, you can establish perfect cleaning habits to make your house a happy home.