Everyday Tips for Maintaining the House Spotless

Everyday Tips for Maintaining the House

Keeping your house squeaky clean can be tough, but only if you’re not aware of the following cleaning tips. Here are the essential tips, tricks, and habits you need for maintaining a spotlessly clean house:

Have a Trash/Clutter Box

Clutter is everyone’s enemy. And with everything in a busy person’s schedule, it can be almost impossible to keep your home clutter-free for more than a day. That is, if you don’t have a trash/clutter box to make all your problems disappear literally in a matterof seconds. Of course, you still have to get rid of everything inside it every once in a while. Lastly, you don’t necessarily need to use a box—a basket, old crate, or anything else more decorative should do quite nicely.

Scrubbing the Sink in a Minute

You can save a lot of time by using baking soda to scrub your sink and countertops. Simply wet these surfaces, sprinkle baking soda, and scrub. Notice how fast and easy this process is and how well it works. Finally, rinse with water and use a clean towel to finish up.

Wipe a Surface

The words ‘wipe a surface’ sounds too easy, but that’s the point. If you hear the words ‘clean up the house’, you already sense this sinking feeling in your chest, which often leads to the false conclusion that your house “isn’t that dirty anyway”. And for all these reasons, make it an everyday habit to wipe a surface—hopefully multiple times a day. The possibility of accidental spills also warrants a pack of wipes or tissues ready in every room.

One Room at a Time

Following the philosophy behind ‘wipe a surface’, cleaning one room at a time works perfectly for those with loaded schedules. This is why you need a mobile storage for your cleaning supplies such as a toy box, a large tray, or an old shoebox in case everything fits. Schedule to clean at least one room every single day, but you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one.

Be Smart when cleaning the Floor

In addition to cleaning one room at a time, focus on moving outwards—towards the room’s main entrance/exit as you clean the floor to make it systematic and easy. This way, you only need to collect all the trash and dirt once they’ve accumulated in one spot. There are also plenty of carpet cleaning tips you can use in case sweeping is not applicable:

  • Clean ALL carpets at least Once a Week – Vacuuming may pass as a carpet cleaning standard as long as you do it once per week. Of course, carpets in busier rooms may require cleaning more often.
  • Perform a Spot Test – When using cleaning products on your carpet, perform a spot test to avoid permanent discolorations.
  • Home Solution for Odor – You may use baking soda and vinegar to clean stains as well as remove odor from your carpet. Simply wet the spot with vinegar and sprinkle it with baking soda. Leave them on for a few seconds before wiping. Lastly, don’t forget to vacuum up the spot.
  • Use a Service – Keep in mind that there are also hidden dangers of keeping a dirty carpet. It can lead to mold growth, allergic reactions, and even infections. This can easily be avoided with the help of a carpet cleaning service.

Make your Bed

Believe it or not, a lot of people skip this morning chore (big surprise). It may not ruin the cleanliness in your entire house, but the psychological effect of not making your bed gets you in an untidy mood for several hours. With this being said, just make your bed every single day and witness a chain reaction that inspires cleanliness; at least in your bedroom.

Clean up at Night

Cleaning up at night has more benefits than just a cleaner home by day. Scheduling a cleanup an hour or two before bedtime can help spend your energy more productively. In turn, you can almost be certain that you’ll get a good night’s sleep. It is also a sound idea if you’re living with kids that constantly create a mess. Lastly for this tip, try wiping one last surface or stuffing up your trash/clutter box.

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