Monday, September 28, 2015

How to Keep Your House Spotless between Cleanups

Houses have the annoying habit of getting messy between one major cleanup and another. Keeping order and cleanliness without having to go through the thorough organization and dirt-removal process may seem like a mission impossible but it’s actually a simple task.

You can do several basic things on a daily basis that will give you a chance to enjoy a cozy and beautiful home. It may sound too good to be true but such order happens to be rather easy to achieve.

Do Dishes after Every Meal

Yep, we’re all guilty of waiting for the dirty dishes to start spilling out of the kitchen sink before doing something about it. Don’t wait for the dirty dishes to overtake the counter before you get to wash them.

You may feel too tired to wash the dishes right after having a meal but if you think about it, this is the step that will make the most sense. Before food dries up on the dishes, you’ll need just a couple of minutes to get them cleaned. Old dishes that have had food drying up on them for days will require much more scrubbing.

If you’re still reluctant to deal with the dishes in a timely manner, here are a few smart hacks that will make the process even easier.

Deal with Messes Immediately

This tip is similar to washing dishes immediately but it focuses on just about everything else in your home.

Put your worn clothes in the laundry bin after coming home from the office. Don’t pile them on a chair. Once the pile gets settled in a particular spot, it will tend to grow at a rather rapid pace. If you get started with piling things on top of each other, you’ll soon find yourself having to deal with a humongous pile of dirty clothes.

The same applies to all other things. If you take something and use it, put it back in its place when you’re done. Items that just remain on surfaces will slowly but certainly add to the mess and the clutter.

Clean Up as You go

A clean home isn’t about dedicating one day each week to having a cumbersome de-cluttering, organization and scrubbing session.

If you clean as you go every single day, you’ll enjoy a beautiful and spotless home for a much longer period of time.

Spray a bit of cleaning liquid on the toilet bowl before going to bed and use the brush to get rid of visible impurities. The process requires no more than a minute or two to complete. Wipe the kitchen counter after using it. If you notice spots on the cabinets, use a sponge to get rid of the stains. Are there some crumbs on the floor? Get the broom instead of the vacuum cleaner and deal with solely the floor in the kitchen.

Dedicate five to 10 minutes to cleaning per day. You’ll notice the effectiveness of this strategy almost immediately.

Keep a Box for Items that You’d Like to Get Rid of

Coping with clutter is a daily struggle. Suddenly, you’ll find things that you didn’t know even existed taking over your home.

A big cardboard box will help you sort things out without dedicating too much time to de-cluttering. Just use the box to throw everything you’re never going to use again inside. Do that every single day and when the box gets filled, decide whether you’re going to discard, donate or give the items to someone as a gift.

Come Up with an Individual Task for Every Single Day

If you feel more comfortable with having a schedule, come up with a cleaning plan that has you doing one individual chore every single day. By sticking to such a schedule, you can give yourself complete freedom from a major household cleanup.

Make the schedule dependent on the most pressing tasks at hand. Dedicate one day to cleaning the bathrooms. Use the next day to dust everywhere. The third day could be dedicated of getting rid of surface clutter and putting things in their respective places. And so on, and so on!

Understand that you don’t have to follow a strict cleaning schedule and you don’t have to deal with all tasks simultaneously. By spreading the cleaning process evenly throughout the week, you’ll find it much easier to keep your home in pristine condition.
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By Cliff Derksen, owner of the Janitorial Cleaning Company First Impressions Janitorial (