Oh boy! Where do I start? Isn’t this a question we ask ourselves when we plan to clean our house? Even though cleaning is a chore that leaves us exhausted, it can be less tedious. These are a few tips to keep your house clean with diligence.
Making the bed
As soon as we wake up, the first thing we do is to rush to get ready for work or get our kids ready for school. I would say begin with your bedroom. When you wake up, make your bed before you leave the bedroom. You will be happy to come back to an already made bed at the end of the day. If your children are old enough, this will be a wonderful habit to develop. Teach them and put this into practice to make their bed every morning before they leave their bedroom.
Clearing the mess in Kitchen
The kitchen gets easily dirty and unorganized. Apply clean as you go plan for the kitchen. When you drop something on the kitchen counter or stove, clean it right away before it gets dried up. Keep the kitchen counter clear from clutter by keeping things back in place. Do not leave containers, spoons, knives, or kitchen towels on the counter; place it back where it belongs. This way it is easy to de-clutter, and you will always have a less messy kitchen. Do not leave utensils in the sink. If you don’t have time to clean them right away, pour water on the dishes so that they don’t dry up. If you have a dishwasher, arrange the dishes in a dishwasher. After your dinner, turn the dishwasher ON or wash the dishes. Finally, don’t forget to wipe the kitchen counters and cabinets, and mop the kitchen floor before you switch off the kitchen lights. Having a good vacuum cleaner too helps when you want to make sure that your house is clean.
Place things where they belong
Always have a definite place for each item in the house. Newspapers should be in the newspaper rack, pen and pencil should be in the pen holder, shoes should be in the shoe rack, T.V and music system remotes should be in the remote stand, and so on. After using each item, ensure they are back in place. This rule should be applicable to all family members. There will be less clutter, and your house will look organized. Also, if everything is kept in its place, you don’t have to waste time placing things back in place. You only have to wipe away the dust that settles on these things.
Place toiletries in one place after daily use. Daily clean the toilet seat and wash basin for hygiene reasons. Do not let water collect on your bathroom floor. Ensure that you leave the bathroom floor to dry while leaving the house. For working women and men, it is not possible to clean the entire bathroom every day. However, you can ensure a few basic things like your mirror, toilet seat, and wash basin are clean and the toiletries and essentials are set in place every day.
Doing your laundry depends on how many members you have in your house and how many clothes get accumulated in a day. If you have a small family with just 2-3 members, you can wash once in 2 or 3 days. However, if you have a big family then put your clothes in the washing machine every day. Make it a habit for all your family members to place their dirty laundry in the laundry bag or hamper. This way you don’t have to go into each room to collect the laundry. Keep the laundry bag near the washing machine.
These are few things that you can do every day to keep your house clean. It doesn’t have to be a once in a week chore. The once in a week cleaning chore will get more easy if these things are followed every day. Happy Cleaning!