6 Daily Habits to Maintain a Clean Home


6-daily-habits-blog-photoIt’s no secret that maintaining a clean home at all times is a difficult task, to say the least. Most of us are guilty of letting things pile up and spending an entire day catching-up on our cleaning duties at the end of the week (or month, for some of us). Why do we do this to ourselves? Is it because we are lazy, busy or just too tired at the end of the day?

Regardless of the reason, I’d venture to say that no one enjoys spending an entire weekend or day off cleaning the house. The truth is that we can spare ourselves the misery of mass cleaning and the embarrassment that comes when that unexpected visitor drops by before we’ve made the time to catch up on cleaning.

Put these 6 daily cleaning habits to practice and you’ll enjoy living in an ever-clean home without the stress of playing catch-up.

 

☑ Make Your Bed

If you aren’t a morning person, probably the last thing you want to do when you first wake up is start cleaning and organizing. However, if you are able to gather the willpower, getting into the habit of making your bed right after you get up will not only help you wake up and get the blood flowing, but it’ll also be a nice thing to come home to after a long day of work. The first few days might be tough, and you might forget a time or two, but stick with it and it will surely pay off in more ways than one.

 

☑ Wipe Down Counter Tops

Counter tops can be one of the quickest areas of your house to get dirty, but they’re also one of the easiest to keep clean. Plan to begin wiping down the counter after you prepare each meal throughout the day. Use disinfectant if preparing raw meats or anything that could potentially cause contamination or bacteria growth. Once you’ve scrubbed and really given the counter tops a good cleaning the first time, maintaining their cleanliness is a breeze. When finished eating or preparing a meal, just grab a paper towel wipe away any crumbs into a trash can. If there is any non-solid debris left on the counter, use a cleaning solution and a clean rag or sponge to get it up. Be sure to use a paper towel to dry any moisture and you’re ready to go! Cleaning isn’t fun, but it doesn’t have to be a chore!

 

☑ Wash and Dry Dishes

Let’s face it—doing the dishes is just not a lot of fun. But it’s a necessary task that not only affects how clean your home appears, but also how clean it smells. This is one of the big ones; you always want to clean, dry and put away any dirty dishes by the end of each day. An otherwise perfectly clean home can be totally ruined by a smelly sink full of dirty piles of dishes. If we force ourselves to get into the habit of cleaning, drying and putting them away after each meal, or the end of each day at a minimum, doing the dishes won’t be so bad. It won’t take near as long, it won’t have time to develop a nasty smell, and you’ll have clean dishes to use every day!

 

☑ Dust

If you’ve got allergies, or have ever gone without dusting long enough to see dust bunnies running around on the floor, you know this chore can get out of hand fairly quickly. Not only is daily dusting important for your respiratory health, but it’s essential to creating a home that is truly clean. Don’t neglect the corners, window sills, or spaces behind or underneath furniture. Depending on the size of your home, dusting can be a pretty big task, but breaking up the job by area of the home or which items to dust each day can make it a piece of cake. Once you get the house dusted to perfection, be absolutely sure to keep up with it each day so it doesn’t become a big problem again. You’re almost guaranteed to breathe better and smell freshness in the air!

 

☑ Mop or Sweep Floors

Muddy shoes, pet hair, an accidental spill—it happens, but cleaning up the floors is not something to put off. Everyone likes to walk around bare-footed in their home occasionally, and it’s a nasty feeling when we step in some unknown sticky substance we neglected to clean up the day before. Pet hair can be tracked into our beds with us and cause allergies, and neglecting to immediately clean up dirt and mud can quickly turn into a whole-house cleaning if not taken care of before it spreads. Mopping and sweeping is a good chore to practice at least once every week regardless of any messes or dirt, but be sure to take care of any of the unplanned spills or messes right away.

 

☑ Do Laundry

Doing the laundry is, in some ways, one exception to the ‘daily’ part of this post. Let’s face it, if we were to do loads of laundry every time one set of clothes were dirty then our water bills would skyrocket! Laundry should be done every three days or so, but clothes should always be put away and organized immediately after. Shoes do fit into the ‘daily’ part of this post and should be put away at the end of each day, rather than left at the door or wherever we kick them off when we come in from a long day. It’s a small inconvenience, but de-cluttering the floor space will make for a nice, clean-looking home and reduce the risk of tripping over them. Hanging laundry as soon as it has been done will not only lighten the load on cleaning but also keeps your clothes fresh and unwrinkled. Besides, who wants to have to add ironing to the list of to-dos?

 

Cleaning doesn’t have to be a huge task, and once you’ve put in the elbow grease to get your home deep cleaned and back to tip-top shape, it certainly pays off to keep up with the maintenance on a daily basis. Not only will creating these daily cleaning habits reduce your cleaning work load, but you’ll sleep sound knowing your home is pristine as you go to bed each night.

 

If your home is in need of a deep cleaning to get you started, and you could use affordable professional help getting there, give us a call, email us, or book your appointment here on our website and we’ll be sure to get you started off on the right foot! We provide professional cleaning services to both residential and commercial facilities in Flower Mound and the surrounding areas in Denton County.

 

 

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