Keeping your house tidy may seem a bit boring and difficult, particularly when you spend your day at work and return tired and ready to sleep. The chaos of everyday life, the various work, errands and possibly parenthood may result in your unwillingness to try and maintain a clean home.
However, there are some easy tricks and small secrets that can help you keep your house clean even when you are short on time.
Put away items you don’t use anymore
Clothes, books, toys or items you no longer use should get removed immediately from the rooms of your house. This will save you both time and effort when you decide to clean it. You don’t need to throw those things away; you can either donate, sell or offer them to relatives. Either way, you need to lighten your home’s spaces, not just move the items from one place to another.
Clean a room during commercial breaks
When you watch TV during the day, feel free to hop up during a commercial break and perform a simple task. Some common tasks you can perform that can help you keep your house clean are the following: wash a few dishes, store the shoes back in place, hang up any bags or coats, perform some quick cleaning around your room, straighten up the sofa or try to clean your rugs. Particularly when we have a series of rugs in our house, we need to perform some type of cleaning regularly since they can really affect the air we breathe in the house. However, for a deep rug cleaning, we can always call a professional once in a while and rest assured that the whole job gets properly done. In any case, each of the above tasks will normally take about 2-3 minutes, and therefore, you will have some extra free time before your beloved TV show or movie starts again.
Separate the rooms you wish to clean
Although it may sound tempting at first to clean your whole house at once, you will soon realize that it can be quite exhausting. Instead, you could try and clean one room every time you have some free time. Start with the place you use the most on a daily basis, like the kitchen or bedroom and continue with rooms, like the living room and the bathroom. Once you clean a room, try to keep it organized and neat until the rest of the house has been cleaned, as well.
Clean up any mess immediately
If you walk away from a mess, it is possible that you forget about it in the near future and never come back. The repetition of such a habit will make it almost impossible for you to fix the damages in your house and when you wish to clean it up you’ll probably feel overwhelmed, as well. Therefore, if a small damage occurs, for example, you spill some wine on your sofa, try to fix it immediately.
It is true that keeping your house clean and neat is not always that easy. However, instead of trying to tidy it up all by yourself once in a while, it is much preferable to include some daily tasks in your everyday life and make sure that everyone in your house cooperates with them. After all, living in a clear and fresh environment that looks tidy and smells greatly can really make you feel more content yourself.