How to Keep Your House Clean, Organized, and Tidy
Findings from a survey revealed that every 7 out of 10 people have no time to clean and organize their house. Do you find yourself in a similar situation? This is entirely understandable, as life can be hectic most of the time. But you can still manage to squeeze some cleaning and organizing into your everyday routine, and here are a few tips to help you do that.
Do a bit of laundry each day
Laundry piles up very quickly, so leaving your laundry till the end of the week can be tiring. More often than not, unexpected events pop up on laundry day that may require your attention, and before you realize it, a new busy week begins with undone laundry. To reduce the stress on laundry day, try tackling at least a pile each day.
First thing in the morning, load your machine and prepare to start your day. If you work away from home and may not have time to dry it before leaving, use the delay feature on your machine to have it ready by the time you return. For machines without the delay feature, opt to load your washer and turn it on when you get home. Try to complete it and put them away before a new day begins.
Make a list
Make a list of the things you want to clean and organize and identify the ones that urgently need to be done, which can’t wait till the next day. During the day, set some time aside to attend to those cleaning chores. Let this become your routine, and you’ll see a difference in your cleaning schedule; this makes things less hectic and easier to achieve.
Get your children involved
Cleaning by yourself is usually a lot easier and faster to do; however, it is good to teach kids at home to do some age-appropriate chores. You can have them pick up after themselves, put dishes in the dishwasher, clean their room, and any other jobs you deem fit. Starting this out would require a lot of supervision, but it will become a habit over time and there will be no need for assistance or reminders. Their help goes a long way to keep the home tidy and organized, and since little chores are being taken care of, you get the chance to focus elsewhere.
Keep cleaning supplies at a vantage point
Cleaning supplies such as those listed below are necessary and should be kept in a place you can easily reach:
- polishing cloths
- a toilet scrub
- microfiber cloths
- a multipurpose cleaning agent of your choice
Having to track your cleaning supplies down when it’s time to clean can put you off, causing you to procrastinate. Store your cleaning supplies close by to enable you to do your cleaning as and when you notice it needs to be done.
We know these tips on how to keep your house clean and organized will help when you apply them. Start slowly, and cleaning and organizing will eventually become a habit that comes naturally to you without affecting your routine.