Keep Your Home Looking Clean

A clean and clutter-free kitchen.

SIMPLE HABITS FOR EFFORTLESS CLEANING

Do you ever wait so long to clean your home that it takes an entire day — or weekend?

Well, by developing the right habits, maintaining a clean home will become an instinctive

part of your daily routine. And the more of these habits you master, the easier

cleaning will be.

  • Don’t leave a room empty-handed.
    Before leaving a room, look around for any items you can grab that belong where
  • you’re headed.
  • Make your bed.
    Besides making your bedroom instantly neater, turning down a made bed signals
  • to your brain that it’s time to go to sleep so you fall asleep faster.

 

A tidy bedroom with made bed. 

A made bed makes your bedroom instantly neater.

MAKE CLEANING PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINES

  • Clean as you go.
    Wash the dishes you’re done with while you’re waiting for the food to cook;
  • hang up your clothes as soon as you change; wipe down the bathroom sink
  • right after brushing your teeth. 
  • Deal with mail immediately.
    Don’t just toss the pile onto your counter — throw junk mail into the
  • recycling bin, and file bills to be paid at the appropriate time.
  • Keep cleaning supplies within easy reach.
    Store cleaning supplies in your bathroom and kitchen cabinets where
  • you can easily access them when needed.

 

An organized and clean kitchen.
 Clean as you go — so there’s less to clean later!

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOME CLEAN AND UNCLUTTERED

  • Designate a spot for everything.
    An uncluttered home not only looks cleaner, it makes dusting and wiping
  • down surfaces a lot easier too.
  • Use doormats.
    Place doormats on the inside and outside of each exterior door; shake
  • them out on a regular basis.
  • Focus on high-traffic areas.
    Make sure you don’t get too caught up in the small details that most
  • people wouldn’t notice anyway – you can always save certain tasks for
  • deep-cleaning sessions. Instead, focus on high-traffic areas and prioritize
  • your most important goals for the day.

 

A clean and organized work room. 
Designate a spot for everything, so you can easily return things to where they belong.
Fresh Ideas from Hunter Douglas