How To Make Your House Easier To Clean
They claim that having a clutter-free house reduces stress. It’s unsurprising because coming home after a long day is something we all look forward to. As a result, arriving home to a cluttered, messy environment can be detrimental to our mental health. It adds to our worry and tension, and we won’t be in the mood to clean up the mess. But, if you get into the practice of picking things up and decluttering on a regular basis, cleaning will become second nature. Let’s discover how simple it is to transform your space from a creative disaster to a clean sanctuary.
Tackle the clutter first
Cleaning is simple and can be done on a regular basis if you don’t have to jump over stacks of books, clothes, or other accumulated clutter. We tend to keep things because they have sentimental value or because we believe they will be beneficial at some point in the future. But, until that elusive one day arrives, we must clean our house once a week. When you don’t have to put things away before you start cleaning, it’s a lot easier.
Keep it or toss it out
Reduce the number of items in your home as the first step toward a clutter-free environment. Perhaps your home is simply visually cluttered, in the sense that you have too many possessions. It’s time to minimize your stuff to only those that bring you joy, therefore get rid of or give away those that don’t belong in your home.
Do your things have their place?
Cleaning will be a breeze, from top to bottom, if you get into the habit of returning things to their rightful space. You will spend less time trying to figure out where your things are daily. You’ll save money because you won’t have to buy new socks constantly because the pair is always singular. Lastly, you won’t have to spend an entire day tidying and cleaning up if you have guests coming over. We’ll assume that you’ve already cleared the clutter so finding a place for each one of your belongings will be easier. Next, you need to pledge to yourself that you will spend fifteen minutes every day tidying up your home before sleep.
Organise your things
Having a home that is easy to clean is not just about less clutter and returning your things to their previous place. It’s also about keeping things in logical order. You can use shelves, cupboards, storage boxes and other organisers. In case you have to move out of your place, the packing will be easier because your things will be organised so you’ll just put them in boxes. It will also make it easier for you to hire end of lease cleaning services and not worry about cleaning it yourself. so, keep your things organised and in order so any type of cleaning will be easy to do.
Give your cleaning routine a structure
When a home isn’t 80% tidy at all times, you will double the time needed for cleaning. Thus, cleaning will become a chore, something you dislike and do only when you have people coming over. So, your priority is to get into the habit of keeping your home 80% tidy. We’re not going for 100% because you’ll still forget to put away a t-shirt or a book after reading it. When your place is tidy, cleaning will become a routine.
Some days you’ll be in the mood to clean, while on others you’ll call a professional. But, the ultimate goal is to have enough room in your home to perfect your cleaning routine. You can start your cleaning from your bathroom and move to other rooms. While your bathroom tub, toilet, sink and corners soak in a cleaning solution, you can dust corners in the living room. Alternatively, you can clean your home starting from the left and moving to the right. Whatever technique becomes the ultimate winner, your goal is to perfect a routine that will reduce the time spent on cleaning each time.
Clean after yourself every time
If you spill something, wipe it immediately. If you’ve just made dinner, take care of any kitchen mess right after. When you finish with your nighttime routine, wipe away any toothpaste or makeup residue off your sink. Most importantly, get other people in your home to do the same. Even if you have young children, you can teach them how to be tidy by your own example. Every household member is responsible for your living environment so model the right behaviour from the beginning. Your weekly cleaning regimen will be much easier to execute this way, and your home will always be clean and tidy.
Lastly, don’t forget to use gloves when cleaning with different types of cleaning solutions. It will protect your hands and nails and you won’t have any trouble getting down to scrubbing or wiping. Invest in the right tools, cleaning solutions, wipes and cloths that will make the process efficient and easier. And don’t forget to blast some great music while you’re at it.