If you’ve ever wondered how other people manage to keep their homes neat and tidy with ease while you’re sacrificing your weekend scrubbing the floors, then you’re not alone. Cleaning – as with carrying out any task properly – only requires a bit of planning and time management. With the right routine, you’ll only need to spend around 20-30 minutes each day to ensure your home doesn’t look like it was recently hit by a tornado.
In this blog, we share 4 easy steps to keep a neat and tidy home.
Do at least One Load of Laundry Each Day
The number of loads depends on the size of the family and generally ranges from 4 to 7. Instead of doing them all on the weekend, get into the habit to getting done with one each morning. If that’s too difficult then you can do it when you come home from work. What’s important is to get done with at least one load every day.
Get the Family Involved
Sharing cleaning responsibilities are a great way to get the house cleaned faster and not have a single person manage all the burden. It can be a bit difficult to get children involved, but if you add routine chores that involve cleaning their own bed, placing the dishes in the dishwasher, and putting away their clothes and shoes, it’ll soon develop into a habit and benefit everyone in the long run.
Keep Common Pathways Clean
Dust and dirt tends to gather in common passageways that experience high traffic flows throughout the day. Make sure you place small rugs outside doors and also place a shoe rack near the entrance to contain the amount of incoming dirt. In case you own pets, place a dry towel near the door that family members can use to wash their dirty paws. Dedicating 5 to 10 minutes to sweeping or vacuuming these areas daily should be more than enough.
Take Care of the Junk
You’d be surprised at the amount of worthless items people store in their closets and cupboards thinking they’ll use them one day. In reality, much of these items are trash and end up taking too much space. Either that or they’re lying around on the floor and are an embarrassing sight if any friends or relatives drop by. Less clutter makes for faster cleaning and the sooner items such as water bottles, containers, plastic waste, broken and/or old furniture, and faulty gadgets are out of your house, the better.
Keeping the house neat and tidy shouldn’t be a cumbersome task. Hopefully, these tips will help you reduce some of the clutter, but often things do get out of hand. Junk Call is a junk removal company in Orange Country that’s committed to keeping commercial and residential properties clean and garbage-free. With just a single call, they’ll be at your doorstop in no time and remove every last piece of junk from your home. Contact us today for more information.