Do you have friends whose homes seem to be spotless at all times? Wouldn’t it be nice for your own home to be like that? The truth is these people don’t have magic fairies keeping their homes clean, but they do have good habits. The following are just a few habits of people with clean homes that you can adopt so your home can be clean, too!
Cleaning as You Go
Cleaning as you go keeps tasks from building up so you don’t get overwhelmed when cleaning your home. A great example is when you’re cooking. As the meal is cooking, clean the dishes that you used to prep the meal. This will leave you fewer dishes to wash after dinner. When you’re only washing a few dishes at a time, the task seems less daunting. The same goes for loading the dishwasher. Load the dishwasher as the dishes are dirtied instead of putting them in the sink.
Each night go around your living room, dining room and entryway and collect items that don’t belong in those rooms and put them away. An easy way to transfer items from room to room with with a laundry basket. You can even get the family involved so that the task takes even less time. Eventually you and your family will get in the habit of putting things where they go when they get home instead of tossing everything in the floor of the entryway or mudroom.
Another great habit of people with clean homes is being organized. It’s much easier to keep your home clean when you have a place for everything. Shelving and baskets can do wonders in every room of your home. You can even use cute labels so that you and your family remember where everything goes. Then all you have to do is keep it there!
Using a Cleaning Schedule
Those people that have spotless homes more than likely use a cleaning schedule. You can find several of these schedules online, or you can create your own. The way is works is that you clean different areas each day. This keeps everything clean, but doesn’t require you to clean for hours and hours each day. Sometimes it takes less than an hour each day.
Having Rules in Place
Last, but not least, people with clean homes usually have rules in place that help keep things in order or prevent messes from happening. Think about banning food from the living room or areas where spills tend to happen, requiring shoes to come off at the door or keeping toys in the bedroom. These types of rules may take some time to adjust to in the beginning, but they really pay off in the long run.
Your friends aren’t perfect – they just have great habits in place that allow them to keep their homes clean at all times. If you want to have the same look in your home, it’s time for you to adopt some of these habits, too.