Can you imagine what it would feel like to have a perfectly clean home every day of the week? If you’re anything like me, that image is hard to picture. Whether it’s dirty dishes, dirty laundry, or just dirty floors, it seems as though there is always something to be cleaned. Before we throw in the towel, let’s pick it up, put it in the hamper, and consider these practical tips for keeping a perfectly clean home.
- Just do one thing a day.
Take this tip if you always say: “I don’t have time to clean.”
Do you feel like time is the only thing standing between you and a clean home? When we think about how long it would take to clean our home from top to bottom, it can be intimidating. Realistically that endeavor would take hours, if you ever finished.
If you put off cleaning because you can’t carve out a big chunk of your day to get it done, consider going on a one-chore-a-day schedule. Whether on a wall calendar or simply the one in your phone, assign a chore to each day of the week. Mondays can be for laundry, Tuesdays for wiping down the kitchen counters and floors, Wednesdays for vacuuming, and so on.
Even better? Divide and conquer by giving everyone in your home a daily task.
By simplifying “cleaning your house” to one specific chore, sharing the responsibility, and making it calendar-official, you are more likely to go into action in the moment and maintain order in the long run.
- Get creative with your storage solutions.
Take this tip if you always say: “I can’t find anything in this closet/pantry!”
It’s not uncommon to get “storage happy” when it comes to closets, pantries, or even garages. When we know we have a safe space to put things in, we tend to overdo it — and with very little regard. The result is a whole lot of clutter and storage solutions that no longer provide a solution at all.
If this sounds all too familiar, then this tip is definitely for you. It’s time to revamp the storage solutions in your home. A good place to start — Stop looking down.
We’re used to thinking of storage as something that’s right at our feet. Underneath beds we put bins, in our closets we install shoe racks, and before we know it, we can hardly get in one room or the other. Don’t overlook walls, behind cabinet doors, and your ceiling.
From hanging pots above your kitchen island to designating a wall in your closet for shoes, you’ll be surprised at how much easier it is to keep things organized when things are at eye level.
- Adopt “clean people” habits.
Take this tip if you always say: “I’m just naturally messy.”
Just like there are morning people and night owls, you probably assume there are messy people and organized people. This may be so, but all of those “clean people” tendencies don’t necessarily come naturally. A lot of times it just comes down to setting a schedule and sticking to it.
A good place to start is your bedroom. Every morning you wake up and what do you do? Look at your phone? Brew a pot of coffee? Before you jump into the day, make your bed, wipe down your nightstand, and put away that book you’re reading. This whole activity will take you less than five minutes, will set the tone for the day, and make it so much nicer to walk into your bedroom tonight.
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