If the old adage is true and “cleanliness is next to godliness,” it’s easy to feel like you’re falling short—especially when you’re busy at work and at home. But a cleaner home isn’t an impossible endeavor if you use these tips to keep your home clean and well-kept in between your spring and fall deep clean.
Keep up with daily cleaning
Make routine cleaning a habit: wipe down your counters after every meal, clean the toothpaste after you brush your teeth, sweep and vacuum your floors on a regular basis. A few tasks done every night and every few days and you’ll have a cleaner house. If you want to get your kids to help, add regular cleaning tasks to their daily chore list. The result is a home that is picked up, bathrooms that aren’t gross, and an overall cleaner home.
An organized home is much easier to clean in between deep cleanings. Make sure that you keep key areas like your mudroom organized with shelves, cubbies, and hangers. Use organizers in your kitchen and bathroom to keep everything clean and in its place.
Make your house cleaning easier: give yourself less to keep clean in your home. Go through your home and give away items you haven’t used in years, or won’t use in the future. To be clear, you don’t have to get rid of all your valuables or knickknacks; just make sure you’re only keeping what you want to keep and use. If you think you can use items as a tax deduction, donate the items to local charity and keep documentation of your donation.
Keep the mud out
If you want to minimize the amount of cleaning you have to do, take steps to keep the mud where it belongs: outside. Place mats and rugs by exterior doors. Ask guests to take off their shoes at the door. Help your kids and pets rinse off sand and mud before they come in. If possible, use a mudroom as a staging area for your kids, pets and visitors to shed the dirt and snow before they track it into your home.
Bring in the pros
There is no shame or blame in bringing in a professional home cleaner when you’re busy or for tasks that you don’t want to do. One of the neat benefits of a home cleaning service is they can do whatever you need them to do—whatever you want them to do. All you have to do is contact them with a cleaning list and enjoy the benefits of a cleaner house.