Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. However, while there is plenty of information available to help you to buy the house of your dreams, what they don’t tell you is how to take care of your new home. To keep your house feeling clean and fresh, there are a lot of key elements that you will need to focus on moving forward. After all, cleaning and maintaining your house will help you enjoy your surroundings and keep your resale value up.
Cleaning your house can be tough when you’ve got a lot on your plate. It might look clean after you spend the weekend cleaning but by the middle of the week, you may realise you haven’t folded your laundry or put your dry cleaning away, there’s a jumble of mail, gym bags, and shoes by the front door, and no one can find anything.
There are many sneaky secrets, such as robot vacuums and automatic dishwashers, that can simplify the task of keeping a busy household clean and tidy. Let’s take a look at some tips to help you regain control moving forward.
Get The Mess Under Control As Soon As Possible
The art of maintaining a clean home goes beyond simple intuition. Those who are neat stick to a routine and make sure everything runs smoothly and typically, people who have clean homes do not wait for disasters to happen before taking action. To stay on task, take time every evening to tidy the family room by rearranging throw pillows and putting away blankets, having kids put their toys back in the toy cabinet, hanging up clothes after each day, and folding laundry after it’s done.
Regular cleaning prevents dirt and laundry from accumulating in an organised household. Many people have a day set aside for chores like vacuuming or washing clothes. Others do small chores every day. Your approach will largely depend on your lifestyle and requirements and it can take time to find a solution that works for you.
Keep Your Space Clutter-Free
Things always accumulate in corners and on counters throughout the day and as a homeowner, it’s important to be accepting of this. To keep the clutter to a minimum, try following the one-in, one-out rule so you don’t accumulate more than you need. Following this rule, you simply need to get rid of, sell, or donate your old stuff to make room for your new stuff.
If you have a lot of things in your house, it can be hard to clean the clutter and piles of your belongings that will no doubt build-up throughout the week. When it comes to staying organised at home, people who maintain clean homes use smart solutions. Using baskets, for example, is a great way to clear out clutter. Keep your basket by the door and make sure you walk through each room at the end of each day to collect accumulated clutter. Put each item back in its place immediately to restore some form of order to your home.
Take Care Of The Dishes
Typically, dirty dishes are the main culprit when it comes to messy kitchens. You set yourself up for failure by waking up to a sink full of dirty dishes in the morning. This results in you needing to wash the dishes and scrub the pans first thing in the morning, which will take up precious time when you’re already in a rush. Furthermore, food and grease will cake on, making the clean up even more challenging. Before you go to bed, fill the dishwasher, run it if it is almost full, and wash all the pots and pans thoroughly before turning in for the night.
If you have family members who like to soak dishes, place water and dish detergent in one sink, or a separate dish bowl. As long as you add dishes to the soapy water throughout the day, it will remove most of the grease and food. Later, you can simply wash them or put them in the dishwasher.
Achieve The Impossible: A Clean House
Keeping your home clean and tidy should not be stressful and can often be much more manageable than you might think, especially if you take the right approach. Following the tips above, you can start making the necessary changes that will help you to keep your home clean and tidy moving forward.