A clean house isn’t as much as you think. It takes up a lot of organizational skills though. So you want to plan accordingly. In this article, we’ll be going over tips and tricks to get your house looking spick and span.
Achieve that gleam in five simple ways
Do the dishes while the food cooks
No one expects you to become a cleaning ninja right after work while there’s food on the stove and laundry in the machine. Make a habit of cleaning as you go. First things first, while the food is cooking, wash the dishes. When done washing, clean your hands with a paper towel and use that to wipe the counters.
Never leave a room with empty hands
Half the time we spend cleaning is putting things in the places they belong so the next time you leave a room, look around. Pick up things that don’t belong in that room and then leave. Pick as much as your hands can hold. This can help you keep things organized. Pro tip: Put bins in each room that collect things that don’t belong to that room. Pick up clothes. Make two piles: dirty clothes and clean clothes. At the end of the day hang clean ones, throw the dirty ones in the laundry hamper. If there is a lot of mess in the room, take a picture. That might help you
assess what things don’t belong in that room.
Clean the bathroom while you are in the shower
This one might be crazy but keep a scouring sponge and brush in the shower. Pick a wall and scrub away while you get too comfortable in the shower. You might want to keep baking soda on hand in the shower too. That will break down the soap scum. Pro trip: Keep a spray bottle with vinegar and water solution. As long as you are spraying that and using a sponge to clean afterwards, you won’t have to worry about scrubbing the shower area again.
Apply the “5 Things” rule
Yes, there’s a rule to cleaning. Get the kids to pick up 5 things each when they are done playing. Incorporate the same habit into your routine. Before sleeping, pick 5 things you can clean. Whether its washing dishes, doing the laundry, deep cleaning the toilet or tubs or simply putting things where they belong. Another good idea is to never sleep in an untidy bedroom. Put those jackets and shoes away before you sleep, put the dirty clothes in the laundry hamper and that alone should tidy up things.
Sorry we know you saw this one coming. The more clutter there is, the more cleaning time you’d have to dedicate. Give the clothes you haven’t worn in the past one year away. Do you really need all those pamphlets? You can take pictures of papers you think you might need or scan them and store them in your drive/cloud. Own less things. Keep the counters clean. Always sort through mail. Make a drawer for utility bills.
And when everything piles up, book a maid through a masi online service. Service likes Mauqa Online, let you book helpers, cleaners, maids and masi on an hourly basis so you don’t have to do it all alone by yourself. How cool is that?!
Now that you have these 5 tips and tricks up your sleeve, gear up for a cleaner home. Pro tip: Always keep vinegar on hand. There isn’t much that vinegar, water and baking soda can’t clean. You don’t need to invest in toxic chemical cleaners. Also, don’t use paper towels when you can use rags. Wash and rotate them. Remember a clean house is as much about cleaning as it is about thinking smartly and organizing. Here’s to hoping your house gleams! Happy Cleaning
Whitney is a creative writer and content strategist from M Tech. I am a graduate of the University of London. Currently, I write for various websites and working in Bestway Software House. I am interested in topics about self-education, Social writing, motivation and Technology.