Seven Habits To Maintain A Tidy Home
Most times, we tend to think that only five-star hotels can have that feel of a fresh, neat, sparkling and tidy environment. Having a sparkling hospital, clean and tidy home is not impossible.
Although, pets, children and elderly ones in the home can make it difficult to achieve a tidy home, but being organized is an important piece to achieving a tidy home.
Without being willing to keep things in order, your house would probably look like a bomb went off in it.
The following are some habits to adopt in order to maintain a tidy home:
Get Rid Of Clutter
Some people store extra of everything they have. You have extra Christmas lights, you have an extra gas cooker that probably isn’t functional, there is an extra fridge in the store that isn’t working, old or broken kitchen wears that you don’t want to let go of! All these just constitute to unnecessary junk in your home.
Always do a routine purge to get rid of such in your home, throw away what isn’t working any longer, kept the ones you need and give away the rest.
Keep Papers Tidy
Don’t devalue the smallest tasks, like straightening a pile of magazines or fixing a stack of mail. If you have piles of papers like bills and receipts, all over your home then you’ll really want to consider filing papers immediately instead of keeping them hanging around the house.
When bills come in, put them in one place and after you’ve paid the bills, file immediately. Also remember to do a regular trashing; you don’t want a folder full of ancient bills and receipts.
Have a Door Mat
Shoes track in dirt, mud, grass, faeces, debris, gum, leaves, and much more. If you hate to take off your shoes by the entrance, then invest in a good door mat so you won’t need to clean the floors as often. You can have a ‘house-only-shoes’ to walk around the house in; a pair of slippers or flip-flops will do.
Tidy Up Your Kitchen
Make sure to wash every dish after use, or put in the dishwasher. Unload the dishwasher before breakfast; that way, when you dirty a dish, you can put it directly into the dishwasher and turn on the dishwasher just before bed.
Also make a habit to wipe down every surface after use. If you want your sink, stove top or counters always sparkling, take a minute to do a quick wipe of the area to keep it looking neat and clean.
The less grime build-up, the easier it is to clean. Mildew, grease, and food stains are not a good look for your house. It takes only a few seconds to wipe down the area you just used and it stays clean and disinfected, ready to be used again.
Most importantly, if you let grease and grime build-up over time, it’s almost impossible to restore it to its original condition.
Make it a habit to eat on the dining table rather than just anywhere. Eating on the couch or on the bed can leave you with cockroaches here and there in your home.
Make sure to wipe your dining area thoroughly after every use.
Dust and Vacuum Regularly
If you have pets and (or) children in your home; then you need to make it a habit to dust and vacuum every day. This way, you keep dirt from piling or building up in your rug.
Your house will remain cleaner and you’ll save time because you won’t have to do a major cleaning each time you do decide to clean. Things will stay presentable longer.
Put Things Away After Use
If you have children who litter the home with their toys, teach them to always put them away on a regular basis.
Also after using something, make sure to put them back to their rightful posts. If everyone decided to leave things out or to put them somewhere where it didn’t belong; we’d collectively never be able to find anything.
Putting things back where you’ve determined they live in your home ensures everyone knows where to find things and keep your house neat and tidy.