Nobody wants to live in filth and squalor. While guests don’t expect perfection when stepping into someone else’s home, keeping the place clean, tidy, and sanitary is in everyone’s best interest. Here are five simple tips for a cleaner home that you can try today.
Create a Schedule
Creating a cleaning schedule is good will help you keep track of and complete everyday chores. This is an excellent method for ensuring you complete tasks like washing the dishes, taking out the trash, and doing laundry. Not only will this help you maintain a cleaner home, but creating consistent routines can also help seniors experiencing memory problems remain independent in their homes longer.
Sometimes, a project will be too big for a single person to handle safely or effectively on their own. Other times, working together simply makes the job go quicker. Making a group activity out of cleaning means everybody is doing their fair share of the work. Projects like yard work, emptying the gutters, and cleaning the garage are great examples of jobs you can complete quicker and more easily when everybody works together.
Done at Once
For most people, starting a cleaning project is easy; it’s the finishing part that presents a challenge. The best way to prevent your cleaning tasks from remaining in a perpetual state of limbo is to do the job all at once. Starting and finishing a task within a set time period gives you peace of mind because you get it off your place in one go, making it easier to relax.
Many items in your home require special care or materials when cleaning. For example, people make many mistakes when cleaning furniture that can permanently damage their sofas and couches. The best way to prolong the lifespan of your home decor items is to follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions for how to clean each piece.
Everything In Its Place
The last of our simple tips for a cleaner home is to find (or create) a home for everything. Setting a designated place for each item makes cleaning up as you go easier. It also ensures that you know where an item is anytime you want to use it. You can even keep your cleaning supplies in a portable caddy to make moving from room to room quicker.