Keeping the house clean can seem like a constant battle. Kids running around with dirty feet, pets leaving hair everywhere, toys littering the house, does it ever end? Maybe not, but you can follow these great tips in order to get the upper hand in the battle with dirt and clutter!
1. De-clutter systematically
Cleaning the house of clutter can be a demanding task, going from room to room picking up individual toys and clothes is so slow. Instead, use a laundry basket to clean with maximum efficiency. Work from room to room picking up all the things you can, and chuck them in the basket. Once every room has been done, go back through each room one by one and put everything back. This will avoid you walking around the house multiple times.
Deodorize you home! This is a sure fire way to make your home seem cleaner and more efficient. A good way to do this is to open up all your windows and blinds around the house. Light some scented sticks in each room, and turn your fan on its lowest setting. Leave until the night, and your home will be smelling beautiful in no time!
3. Don’t waste time and energy on baked on foods
If you find that you waste a fair amount of time scrubbing away at baked on foods, then this fix is for you. Mix equal parts White Vinegar and Dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture onto baked on foods and let sit for 10 minutes. While this is happening, you can clean something else in your kitchen/home. Simply wipe away after ten minutes.
4. Have labelled bins in each room
If you find that your children can’t quite grasp the concept of throwing away their rubbish, consider using a small office bin in each room. This will make it easier for them to get rid of their rubbish properly, and make it far faster for you to clean the rooms every week as you only have to empty the bins (hopefully!).
5. Clean before vacuuming
Follow tip number one before you even consider vacuuming. We have all started vacuuming the house and then found that we have to pick up cords and junk that is lying around. Pick up all these things first so you can vacuum the house in one fast and efficient go.
6. Use rugs in high traffic areas
If you find that there are areas in your home that become dirty very quickly as a result of high traffic, consider using a rug. This will trap dirt, making the area seem cleaner, and also make it easier for you to vacuum when need be.
So there you have it, a few handy tips to follow next time you are cleaning the house! Tell us about some things you do when cleaning below!