Do you have a clean home? – I mean clean – enough – for you?
A home that you can let unexpected guests in without notice, without feeling like you should close most of the doors first so they can’t see the dust…
If you don’t, then read on for easy ways to make this a reality – and if you do, but find it a struggle, then this post will help make it easier for you too.
You see – it doesn’t have to be hard to achieve.
WHAT’S THE SECRET TO AN EFFORTLESSLY CLEAN HOME?
The secret is to create habits that become part of your everyday routine. Habits that ensure you have a clean home without really having to try.
Well – let me tell you about 12 super simple habits that you can start using today to make your home clean with ease.
Doing each of these habits regularly will mean you always stay on top of your home – and it stops the chore of cleaning being so overwhelming.
Don’t forget – these habits are for EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE – because you all live there – so you all have to keep on top of things as best as you can. This can be a hard ask for some families, but get your kids to try one at at a time as part of their routines each morning or evening, give them time to master it, and it will be habit before they know it!
Sound good? – I hope so! – so, if you’re ready to get on with it, let’s go…
CLEAN HOME HABIT #1 – WIPE AS YOU GO
Finished in the bathroom? Wipe down the sink before you go out of the room.
Finished making some food in the kitchen? Make sure the surfaces are crumb and dirt free.
Just get into the habit of wiping surfaces down as you use them…
CLEAN HOME HABIT #2 – TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF
Super simple – but means that floors stay cleaner for longer without any extra work – perfect!
CLEAN HOME HABIT #3 – CLEAN UP AS YOU COOK
It’s all too easy to start cooking and create mess as you go without really thinking about it. And chances are once you’ve eaten you won’t want to tackle the clear up so it may stay put for a while afterwards….
If you get into the habit of clearing as you cook, there should be much fewer things left to clean after you’ve eaten.
Try and wash up items as you go as you are waiting for things to cook – and make it your mission to only be left with what you are eating from to sort out afterwards!
CLEAN HOME HABIT #4 – SORT THE DISHES OUT EVERY EVENING
Make sure you come downstairs to a clean kitchen every morning by sorting out the dishes the night before.
Either load and run the dishwasher, or wash everything up.
Being able to use whatever you need the following day (and not having to face a pile of dirty dishes) will set you up really well for the day (and if you have a dishwasher you can start loading as soon as breakfast has finished so your kitchen stays tidy all day – bonus!).
CLEAN HOME HABIT #5 – DO LAUNDRY EVERY DAY
Whether it’s a load (or two) a day, or folding, or drying, or ironing – keep your clothes moving through the laundry so that things don’t build up and you will be more sure that everything will be clean when you need it.
CLEAN HOME HABIT #6 – HOOVER & SWEEP REGULARLY
Nothing makes a home feel cleaner than having clean floors – so do these as often as you can to stop things building up (it will also give you more of a push to create the habit of keeping the floors clear and tidy so that you don’t have to move things every time you do it – a double bonus!)
Quite a lot to think about already, I’m sure you’ll agree.
They are pretty simple but so effective that you’ll be using them within your own routines without blinking soon….!
So without further ado, let’s keep going and get the other half right now…