Everyone wants a clean and properly organized house. By keeping your house clean, you ward off germs and viruses that could cause your family harm. You’re also giving everyone better mental health, as studies have shown that mess and clutter can significantly raise stress levels. Finally, it is more comfortable to live in a place where you know where everything is and should be while not having to worry about getting sick due to general dirtiness.
This article will share a few easy and simple cleaning tasks that can be done daily to keep the house clean. By following these tips, you might also start a healthy habit of cleaning regularly.
Make Up Your Bed
Starting in the bedroom is a good option because it’s where you are when you first wake up. The first step in cleaning your bedroom is making up your bed as soon as you get up. Fold your blankets, prop up your pillows, and tuck the sheets back in before leaving the room for breakfast.
The bedroom shouldn’t be hard to clean as long as you only use it for its functions. For instance, some people like to eat in the bedroom from time to time, and crumbs might fall as you eat and get stuck in the corners of the bed or room. Try to use each room for only the specific tasks they are made to avoid making an unnecessary mess that you will still need to clean up later.
Avoid Piling Up on Laundry
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you see a tall stack of laundry looking back at you on the weekend. To avoid piling up on laundry (which means a pile of work as well), try to wash your clothes every day instead.
A lot of people prefer to do their weekly laundry in one go on the weekend because they get too tired from work, and they don’t want to spend any more energy after arriving home. They would rather rest and relax and worry about it later. However, this strategy can backfire because instead of using the weekend to recharge and restore energy, you get tired again. After all, there’s so much laundry to do.
If doing a daily load is impossible, at least try doing a part of the laundry every two or three days to avoid pile-ups. Portioning your laundry will lessen the stack of dirty clothes while not using up too much time and energy even after a draining day at the office.
Working on smaller piles of dirty clothes can also mean more effective cleaning. For example, you will find it easier to spot stains and remove them manually when faced with five to eight clothing items than when trying to wash an entire closet’s worth of clothes. It is also easier to sort by colour or fabric type when washing fewer clothes.
Regularly Switch Up Floor Mats, Rugs, and Carpets
The floor is one of the house’s dirtiest parts, which is understandable because it absorbs all the dirt and debris we bring inside with our shoes and other footwear. The more people are in the house, the more accumulated dirt there is, which doesn’t count visitors. ; Many houses choose to use floor mats, rugs, and carpets to protect their floors from dirt and damages while also adding an aesthetic improvement to their homes. However, many of these homeowners often forget that these floor coverings also need to be cleaned from time to time.
The type of floor covering you use will dictate how difficult it is to clean it. While vacuum cleaners generally work on every surface, not all kinds of dirt are easily absorbed by the machine. For instance, a polyester carpet can be extra challenging for homes with pets because its material strongly sticks to pets’ fur, dissuading homeowners with pets prone to shedding from buying a floor covering with its material.
Regularly switching up floor coverings is an excellent way to avoid amassing dirt particles on the floor. When lifting a dirty mat or rug off the floor, it’s better to wear protective face masks like what utility workers use to avoid breathing in harmful dust particles and other dirty specks that might be hiding under the floor coverings.
Cleaning the House
One of the easiest ways to keep your house clean is to establish a regular cleaning schedule. Don’t wait until there are tall stacks of laundry or dirty dishes before attending to them. Make it a routine to clean parts of the house two to three times a week so that you won’t need to do everything in one full day.