Time to clean
If you find that you don’t have time to clean, then it can be easy to feel resigned to the idea that you’re just not a clean person. But in fact, cleanliness is not just a quality that you are born with. Keeping a clean house can seem like something that is pure magic, if you’re not someone who is naturally tidy. But with some resourcefulness, discipline, and creativity, you can quite easily become someone who is a clean and tidy person.
You might not consider yourself as a collector of a lot of stuff, but in any home, there will always be a lot of stuff that will pile up in the corner of the room, or be found in drawers, cupboards, and closets. It can be a good idea to make sure that you use the ‘one in and one out’ rule. For example, if you have children and their birthday is coming up, think about five things that they can donate or sell on, before they get five new things for their birthday. It is something small, but it is easier to keep a house clean and tidy when there are less things to clean and tidy!
Cleaning systems in place
Clean homes aren’t just an accident, and they don’t just happen by themselves. People who are neat, tidy, and clean, will have some plans in place that helps them to keep things maintained and in order. If you want to have a home in order, then it is a good idea to have some cleaning schedules and routines in place, so that dirt and laundry don’t have the time to pile up. It also helps to make things like your dish and laundry soap work harder for you, as part of that routine. You could also set a designated day for when you do the laundry or when you hoover the house.
Everything has a place
If you have a lot of stuff in your home without a place, then it can lead to a lot of clutter and things simply piling up in your home. As a result, it can be hard to clean. A cluttered and messy home can also be quite stressful, as if the home is busy and cluttered, then it can lead to a really busy mind as well. Instead, you could have a peg in the kitchen for things like your keys, for example. You could have a box or shelf for all of your mail. Just look at what is cluttering up the home. If you no longer need it, then get rid of it or donate it. But if you do need it, give it a proper place and it can make a difference to how the home looks, as well as how easy it is to clean.
Clean as you go
If you have a home that you want to always be clean, then don’t wait until it looks like a bombsite. Have some routines in place and it can make a big difference. This could be that you clean as you go, as part of your normal daily routine, in order to stay on top of things. For example, make sure that you rearrange things like throws, pillows, and blankets, as soon as they have been finished with. Have the children put toys back before bed, and hang clothes up at the end of the day, rather than just piling them up on the floor. Put away laundry as soon as it is washed and dried. You’ll stay on top of things, rather than letting them pile up, which can put you off and demotivate you over time. What are your top tips to staying organized and clean in the home? It would be great to hear what you think.