Maintaining your home daily might be a chore, but it doesn’t have to consume all of your time. How about we go through some tips for keeping your home clean at all times?
I believe that keeping a clean home is less about the time commitment and more about developing excellent habits that you will ultimately have! Begin to follow naturally.
Keeping your house clean is an arduous effort, especially when you have children! Creating a cleaning schedule or structure in advance is a practical approach to staying organised and on track.
How to maintain a clean and organised home
Below are seven easy tips for keeping your home clean
Create a stay at home mom schedule
The most challenging aspect of keeping a clean house is how a mess may spread. However, if you stay motivated to complete those daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning activities, you’ll be able to control the problems better.
Furthermore, cleaning a little every day builds a routine. It will also remind your children, especially if you are a stay-at-home mom, that taking care of the house is an essential part of the family’s daily routine. I strongly suggest enlisting the kids’ help in cleaning the house!
Finally, developing a cleaning calendar for stay-at-home moms helps you see all of your cleaning jobs at once, divided down into manageable chunks.
Start by making the bed
It takes a lot of effort to keep your house tidy, especially if you have kids! A practical strategy for staying organised and on track is to create a cleaning timetable or structure in advance.
Making the bed may seem insignificant, but it sets the tone for the rest of the day. You will have completed the first task of the day if you make your bed every morning.
It will offer you a slight sense of accomplishment and motivate you to complete other tasks.
By the end of the day, that one finished work will have multiplied into a slew of others. Making your bed will also serve as a reminder that the simple things in life are essential.
Do one load of laundry
You may not need to do this every day, depending on how many loads you generally do per week, but we go through at least seven loads every week.
Make it a habit to do a single load of laundry first thing in the morning. If you work outside the home and won’t have time to dry it before you leave, set your machine on delay mode (if it has one) to be ready to put in the dryer when you get home.
Alternatively, put the load in the machine first in the morning and start it when you get home.
Get your whole family involved
This is one that I’ve been putting a lot of effort into lately.
Yes, it is frequently faster to do the job yourself, but taking the time to teach your children how to do age-appropriate tasks will benefit you in the long run.
Begin by having your children tidy up after themselves — putting their coats and shoes away as they enter the house, loading the dishwasher, cleaning their room, and so on – and gradually add extra jobs as they are able. It is essential that children learn the importance of personal hygiene.
It’s remarkable how much of a difference just doing these basic things can make in the general tidiness of the house.
This one may take a little longer to implement, but spending the effort to declutter and organise your home will drastically reduce the time it takes to clean.
Having a place for everything that is both easily accessible and easy to put away makes cleaning up so much easier — for you and your family. Minor stuff on the counters and the tabletops means less dusting and faster cleaning.
Know your traffic areas
You can significantly assist in preventing the spread of dirt and dust throughout the house if you focus on keeping the heavy traffic areas clean daily.
Make sure your house has a designated shoe area at the entryway to remind everyone to take off their shoes and to collect all of the shoe filth in one place.
Small area rugs at the entrances can also help catch a lot of the dirt. If you have dogs or cats, keep an old towel near the door to swiftly wash down paws as they enter. You can find more pet-friendly cleaning suggestions here.
Clean as you go
Cleaning as you go is one of the most important tips for keeping your home clean.
This one may seem self-evident, but I believe it is something we often overlook. Putting things away as you go takes very little time, but it will make the difference between a tidy and cluttered house at the end of the day.
Remove your clothing from your closet and either hang them back up or throw them in the washing machine. Instead of placing dirty dishes on the counter, load them directly into the dishwasher. As soon as you walk in the door, put your shoes away.
After dinner, have everyone in the family assist with cleaning up the kitchen so you don’t have to deal with a messy kitchen when it’s time to go to bed.
These simple things are simply habits that you may establish with some forethought. There will be occasions when this isn’t possible, but do it when you can, and you’ll save a lot of time and effort in the long run!
The compound effect of habits
The approach of reaping massive returns from little, seemingly unimportant actions is known as the compound effect.
Over time, you’ll realise that these repeated small actions like making your bed, doing laundry often, etc., will give you a cleaner and organised home. Were the tips for keeping your home clean useful?
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