Do you dread tidying up your bed every morning and go home tidying up everything else? Chances are you’ve left home without ever fixing your bed and come home, sleep, and repeat. Only to realize later that the mess has extended from your bed to the closet and the living room. That’s a cleaning problem you ought to deal with.
Laziness can really take a toll on you and your home. Ditch that habit and practice new and effective cleaning habits that allow you to clean your home without thinking of it as a dreadful chore.
The secret to having a clean home that extends to your own self is to make cleaning a habit and a part of your daily routine. It can be quite a mess sometimes but it won’t tidy up on its own so you really have to do it yourself. Making it a habit can help cleaning a lot lighter and therapeutic for you. Here are some game-changing cleaning habits you can practice to get you started:
Place your cleaning supplies close where you need them
Saw some splotches or marks on your kitchen counter? Good thing you have your cleaning supplies in your kitchen cabinet otherwise, you’ll likely leave it the way it is without a washcloth in an arm’s reach. Everything easier when everything you need is within easy reach. Next time you buy cleaning supplies, place them where you’d likely need it (e.g. under the bathroom sink).
Keep your clothes at bay
How many outfit changes have you gone through this morning? 3? So, where did you put the clothes since you’re running late for work/school? Admit it: we’re all guilty of having a pile of clothes—clean and/or dirty—on the floor, chair, or on the bed.
You may be nonchalant about leaving your home with that pile in the morning but when you arrive home at the end of the day, doesn’t it make you feel irritated to be greeted with that pile?
Avoid this by deciding what you’d wear the night before so come morning, you won’t have to go through outfit changes and with a pile on the bed. Also, make it a habit to keep your clothes in its proper places.
Clean as you cook
Cooking and the preparation before and during can create a handful mess. Seeing the pile of dishwares, kitchen tools, and the likes on the sink and kitchen counter can be awful especially once you finish the sumptuous meal you just cooked. That mess isn’t going anywhere and there’s no one but you to clean it up. The solution? Clear up the kitchen space as you cook.
Wash and clear the items when opportunity permits; as you’re waiting for the water to boil or your pastry to bake. This makes cleaning up after cooking a lot easier.
Make your bed first thing in the morning
This has probably crossed your mind: what’s the point of making up the bed in the morning if you’re just going to sleep on it again at night? Look, fixing the bed only takes up a few minutes so it’s not that hard to do. If a task will take you only five minutes or less, do it immediately.
Besides, making up your bed first thing in the morning can jumpstart your day. And coming home with a tidied up bed can be a good sight to behold. It’s a win-win.
Dedicate minutes of your time for cleaning
Allocate at least 15 minutes of your day to do a quick clean-up. It could be at any time of the day you’re available, however, before you lay asleep would be the best time to make sure that everything’s neat and tidy before you head to dreamland.
Organize and declutter
This is a no-brainer. Decluttering is a key habit in keeping your home clean and tidied up. Take time to declutter and organize your things. Ditch the unnecessary knickknacks and keep fewer items on the surfaces. That means having a storage of particular spot for everything so you know where to keep it when it’s out and it makes easier for cleaning up.
How do you keep your home clean and neat? Share your life-changing cleaning habits with us!
About the author: When she’s not looking over Pinterest searching for Home decoration and design ideas, Chie regularly writes for PAAL Kit Homes. It is a company that manufactures and supplies steel-framed kit homes that help Australian families build their dream home.
November 23, 2017