How to Keep Your Home Clean Tip #1: Put everything away after use.
This might seem like an obvious one, but failing to put away your belongings is the main factor for untidiness. As you are browsing the house from your kitchen to your bedroom, do a quick check to see if there’s anything that you can take with you or put away. Make sure that anything you wear, use or move ends up where it belongs. It’s easy to leave a pair of shoes by the front door, a couple of shirts on your bed and some dishes in the sink however those tiny piles can quickly turn into big messes.
How to Keep Your Home Clean Tip #2: Do one room at a time.
The easiest way to keep your entire house clean is to take it one room at a time. By splitting up the cleaning by room, you can accomplish a little bit at a time instead of tackling every task at once.
Scrub the shower, tub and toilet
Remove mirror spots
Mop the floors
After you use the sink or the shower use your cleaner and spray down the surface. Run the water again to wash all the cleaner off.
Invest in storage containers or baskets that can fit under your bed. Having a complete change of covers makes it easier to change them while your others are being washed. Picking the right bedside table helps to keep your room more organised as well.
To keep your bedroom clean, make a habit of these steps:Make your bed
Fold blankets and throws
Put away clutter in appropriate locations
Dust desks, nightstands and shelves
Vacuum floor and area rugs
Dishes are the main culprit when it comes to a messy kitchen. Simply prepare one side of your sink with water and a few drops of detergent. Throughout the duration of the day, add dishes to the soapy side and it will lift most if not all of the grease and food off the dishes and by the time you wash the dishes or put them in the dishwasher, they’ll already be clean. Spend a few extra minutes cleaning your kitchen after each meal, and you’ll never have to deal with a huge mess in one of the most important rooms in your home.
Focus on these areas when it comes to cleaning your kitchen:
Put away dishes
Clean counter tops
Organise your pantry and refrigerator
Sweep and mop the floor
The living room receives the most traffic in the house. If not careful, it can easily become littered with everyday items. Make sure you place your items where they belong so your living room can leave a great impression on your family and friends.
Simple steps to regularly take for a clean living room:
Clear the room of any clutter
Fluff pillows and fold blankets/throws
Dust mantel, coffee tables and end tables
Vacuum floors and couches (especially if you have pets!)
Storage solutions like these will keep this area of your house clean
How to keep your home Clean Tip #3: Stick to a schedule.
Create a list to keep on your fridge, your wall or your desk to help keep you and your household organised. Your schedule should include what needs to be done, but also when it needs to be done.
Five easy ways to go to sleep with a tidy home each night:
- Make the bed.
- Clean as you cook.
- Wipe up messes as they happen
- Sort the mail
- Sweep the kitchen floor
How to Keep a House Clean Weekly
No matter how successful you are with the small daily tasks, you’ll still have a few 20-minute tasks to complete once a week.
Example weekly cleaning schedule:
- Monday: Laundry and dusting
- Tuesday: Bathrooms and vacuuming
- Wednesday: Living room and mopping
- Thursday: Bedrooms
- Friday: Kitchen
- Saturday: Organisational and miscellaneous tasks
Aside from consistent daily and weekly cleanings, you should also keep monthly and quarterly cleanings in mind. This could include mattresses, lint lines, air filters.