Cleaning your home is essential not just for making your home look beautiful but also for your family’s health and safety. It’s one good way to get rid of dust, dirt, and bacteria that can cause health problems at home.
Unfortunately, cleaning your home can take hours, particularly if you’re not doing any household maintenance. And if you have a day job or you have so many things to do at home, making sure everything’s clean and in order can be challenging.
The good news is that there are a couple of household maintenance tips you can try and we’re sharing them with you below.
Vacuum the House Every Day
Most families are too busy to do this but if you want to avoid dirt and dust from accumulating on your floor, set aside time each day to vacuum your home. This is really important, especially if you have kids or pets at home. Pay attention to the corners of your house as well as the areas under your couch, tables, and beds.
Rinse Dishes Immediately After the Dinner
Wash the dishes after each use. This will prevent food residue from sticking on your plates.
You see, food residues that get stuck on plates can be difficult to remove. Apart from that, they can also pose some health risks as they invite bacteria to grow on them.
So, after each meal, encourage the family to wash the dishes right after. Use a good brand of liquid dish soap to completely remove the residues. And don’t forget to rinse the plates thoroughly.
Clean the Microwave Daily Before Going to Bed
In most homes, the microwave is cleaned only when it looks really messy to use.
The food you zap leaves fragments of particles, making the surface of the microwave dirty. In the long run, those particles affect the life of the appliance.
To make sure that doesn’t happen, clean your microwave every day. It’s a good idea to do it right before you get to bed to make sure you don’t forget.
Make Your Bed Immediately After Waking Up
Making your bed up right after waking up creates a beautiful start to your day. Give some extra minutes and fold your sheets, comforters, blanket or whatever you have so it looks neat and clean. It just feels so refreshing and gives you an efficient start to the day.
Keep Things Where They Belong
This is the most important habit to adopt. If not done properly, it would bring a very negative mindset and huge disorder in your life.
As you go on in your life, you’d notice that the more organized you are, the more easy life would be for you to handle. So, in order to have things under control, make a habit of assigning each thing its place and monitoring it every now and then.
Whenever you’re walking from one room to another, see if there is anything you can take and put back in its place. After preparing your tea and drinking it, take its cup when you’re standing from your place and put it at its place. Try to observe if there is any trash and put it in the trash can to keep things look clean.
Play A Pick-Up Game With Other Family Members
The rules of the game are simple:
Set the timer to five minutes and gather each member of the family. Everyone has to go to different rooms of the house and restore the order until the five minutes get over. After the timer sounds a buzz, check what each of them did. It’s a very fast and fun way to keep things in order.
These habits wouldn’t bring a dynamic change in your life but would surely give a very improved look to your house. At the end of the day, you would feel good looking at your house and would feel proud that you’ve made it a sweet place.