There are always houses which look so clean and tidy. And it makes you wonder how homeowners stay on top in keeping their homes organized and keep things in place. These people always have the cleanest house, and it makes you think that these people may have secrets. However, the reason why they always have a clean house is that they have learned some habits over the years.
Below are the habits you can include in your cleaning routine. Try these things and see how it goes.
Clean as you go
The clean as you go (CAYGO) method is simply the habit of cleaning continually throughout the day. It’s about finding opportunities to keep things where they below. Instead of letting small messes build-up, you choose to clean little messes as quickly as possible. You don’t wait for the house to be full of clutter and see dirt everywhere before you decide to clean up. This habit includes rearranging your throw pillows after leaving the living room, instructing your kids to put back the toys after every playtime, making the bed when you get up, doing the dishes after every meal and sweeping the floor every now and then especially after you leave some crumbs from your snacks. You can also do cleaning as you cook. For example, while waiting for your food to cook in the oven, you can take away some scraps or wipe down surfaces. To maintain your kitchen as organized as possible, you got to learn to multi-task while you cook so when the serving time comes, your kitchen is almost sparkling.
These are simple things, but as you do this, you will find more time and more energy to do intensive cleaning session during weekends or your day off. You get to focus on mopping the floor, scrubbing walls and surfaces or deep cleaning your appliances. If you practice this habit, you will find every cleaning task manageable.
Declutter and making space
You always have a pile of stuff in one corner of your house. Even if you do not have the intention of doing so, you still end up collecting items which often are not essential, and you do not need. To create more space in your home, an important habit you should be practising is: if you buy a new item, donate or sell your old one. This is to make space for your new items. For example, if you have books, you’ve already read, and you plan to buy new books, toss the old ones by giving them to your friends or donate it to charities. Sell your old furniture if you plan to buy a new one. You may need a longer time to implement this one, but if you take time to declutter your house, you will need less time to maintain a clean house.
If you make space for everything you have, it would be easy to tidy up. And you will have an easy time finding some things you need. Having more stuff in your countertops or surfaces means more time for dusting and wiping. Removing some items which you don’t need will make cleaning regularly an easy task.
Getting help from professionals
Most homeowners who tend to maintain a spotless and clean home always have a budget for professional cleaning services. House cleaners will give you a motivation to stay organized and help you maintain a home free from clutters. Cleaning services are of great help, especially to those busy professionals who wanted to maintain a clean house but don’t have the time to do the cleaning job. By hiring cleaners, they get to come home to a spotless house which is something you deserve after working so hard. After a long day, you can simply relax and plan the things you will do on the next day.
When you look at cleaning as a headache and a tiring chore, then make it a habit to pay for a cleaning service. Having cleaners is more than paying people to do the cleaning job. It’s more about having peace of mind knowing that your cleaning problems are well taken care of y the professionals. The good thing about cleaning services is they have a working system. They know exactly what to do and how to do it to achieve high-quality cleaning. They can work effectively and efficiently.
The above habits are small things but have significant effects. These are easy to follow but will save you more time. If you don’t know where to start, then begin with one habit mentioned above and insert in your daily routine and work your way up. Once you get to practice these habits, you eventually avoid wasting time, and you’ll be able to build your way to having a clean house every day.