Cleaning the house is one of the most hesitant tasks in life. And the explanation for this is very simple: housework is ungrateful, because as soon as we’ve finished cleaning up, something is already out of place.
But don’t panic, there are techniques that make life easier for any mortal when it comes to putting the house in order and ensuring permanent order. With some organization and division of labor, you will see that it is possible to keep your home without a lot of stress.
How to clean the house: change your habits!
The first step in keeping your home tidy and tidy is to change small habits:
- Make a realistic cleaning schedule, which means there’s no point making a to-do list that you can barely complete. Your to-do list needs to adapt to your routine.
- When you share the house with a friend or family member, define everyone’s responsibilities in the cleanliness and organization of the house. Nobody is overwhelmed this way.
- Define the tasks that need to be done every day, those that need to be done once a week, and those that can be done once a month. For example: cleaning the bed and sweeping the kitchen are daily tasks, changing the bed linen can be weekly or bi-weekly and cleaning the windows or the refrigerator can be done as monthly tasks.
- Get used to being a person who avoids the clutter. If you eat in the living room or bedroom, take the dishes and glasses to the sink immediately. When you get home, pack bags, coats, and shoes in their respective places and do not leave personal items scattered around.
- Reduce the amount of paper. When you receive mail, throw it away immediately, which is unnecessary as envelopes and sales letters. Only keep what is essential as proof of payment and invoice.
- Try to get away from objects that you no longer use. The rule of thumb is: six months without use, you have to donate. And that goes for clothing, magazines, newspapers, books, toys, and even decorations. If you didn’t even know this object existed, it means it is of no use in your life.
1. How to clean the room
- The bedroom is the big generator of a mess in a house as it is a restricted space (visitors rarely get around the rooms) that tends to relax a bit about the organization.
- Before you start cleaning, open the windows and let the air refresh. If you can do this for even a short time each day, your health will be grateful.
- Set up the bed immediately after you get up or before you leave the house. Expand Sheets & Duvets and set a date to change sheets.
- To keep everything in place, identify appropriate locations for each item. Jewelry and costume jewelery can be in one box, photos and documents in another box, makeup in a specific drawer or toilet bag, shoes on the shoe rack.
- Remove furniture, vacuum cleaners or brooms and wipe them with a clean cotton cloth.
- Dust off the furniture, including the headboard, bedside table, shelves, closet, and chairs. You can use a damp cloth and furniture polish.
- Finish with a room deodorant. There are products that flavor the room and also the fabrics, some sprinkle on the bed linen, pillows and curtains.
2. How to cook the kitchen
Check out a few tactics to shine your kitchen without much effort:
- Set a day of the week to sanitize the surfaces and clean the floor.
- Dust the outside of the cabinets, from above the refrigerator and the electroporatiles that are exposed.
- If you don’t want to use chemicals in kitchen utensils, use a water solution with baking soda and white vinegar.
- The day you shop for the week or month is perfect for cleaning the inside of the cabinets and refrigerator as you store fewer items and it is easier to move everything from one place to another.
- Throw away leftover food and expired products. This conference should take place regularly. When organizing the packages, keep the items that expire earlier in the foreground.
- Clean the microwave, oven, and stove. The oven can be cleaned daily to prevent fat build-up. The oven can be cleaned weekly or monthly, depending on how often it is used.
3. How to clean the room
The living room is the most public room in a house and is your calling card. Capriche in the organization:
- Put a schedule for washing the curtains, they collect a lot of dust, mites and bacteria. 2 to 3 times a month, vacuum or a damp cloth for blinds.
- Move furniture, vacuum cleaner or broom and wipe it on the floor with a damp cloth with a suitable product.
- Dust off the furniture, decorate items, and arrange each item in its right place. Invest in an organizer basket for documents, electronic items, remote controls, etc.
- Make sure there are no stains and dirt on the walls.
- Vacuum the sofa especially in the corners between the cushions. Wash the pillows regularly.
- Finish with a room and flower aroma!
4. How to clean the bathroom
Since it is a room that is always damp, this environment makes it easier for mold to appear and requires more careful cleaning:
- Organize the closet, remove items you don’t use, leftover makeup, overdue items, and unnecessary packaging.
- The tiles can be completely washed once a week or every two weeks.
- Toothbrushes should be stored in a covered container or with plastic protectors.
- The toilet and box deserve attention when cleaning, use special products for strong cleaning or homemade solution with vinegar and baking soda.
- Rub the grout to remove mold stains and wipe the mirror with a soft, lint-free cloth.
- Finally, use an ambient flavor.
See how cleaning the house isn’t a seven headed bug? If you have any more tips on how to organize the house, share with us!