Do you want a clean home with less efforts? Oh Yes! Who doesn’t want that! Obviously Yes! Everyone of us loves to stay in a neat & clean house. The secret is that there is no secret. I just follow few simple cleaning and organizing habits which has made my life easy and stress free and generate more time for family and other activities. Some of You must be already following these habits. If not, then try these habits and see yourself whether It makes your life easy or not. By following these easy habits, your home would be always dust free.
HABIT 1: No Shoe Rule
The first and the most important habit is to make a no shoe rule at home. People keep the shoes at the entrance. If you are a person who finds difficult to stay barefoot. Always keep a separate clean slippers for strictly home usage which you should not wear outside. Slippers which you wear outside brings dirt inside your home.
Habit 2: Use Foot Mats
Place Foot Mats all around the house in the areas like Home Entrance, Outside Bathroom, In the Kitchen & In the Utility Area. This way you leave no chance for dust to come inside the house from your shoes.
Habit 3: Dusting Routine
A very simple & easy to follow habit is the dusting routine to keep the house clean. One tip I would like to add here try to use Microfiber Cleaning Gloves to ease your dusting efforts. Try to follow your dusting routine atleast twice a week.
Habit 4: Use Liners in Drawers & Cabinets
Use Table Mats or Drawer Liners in all the drawers and cabinets to keep them clean and dust free. It makes the cleaning routine easy and protect the surface from any accidental spillage or leakage. Any stains can be cleaned by just removing and wiping the mats. When you open the drawer, items do not move from its place.
Habit 5: Keep Dustbins all around the House
I have Kept dustbins at all places like bedrooms, Bathrooms, Study area to avoid littering. This is especially important for those who have kids as they tend to throw wrappers everywhere. By just placing extra bins, You can save your time & cleaning efforts.
Habit 6: Organize Paper Clutter
Paper clutter is the most annoying thing and everyone of us struggle to deal with it especially grocery & shopping bills. Those which are not required, dispose it immediately. Make a proper place to collect all the receipts and bills, or take a Zipper Bag and start storing the bills in it.
Habit 7: Use Coasters
Use Coasters on the Dinning table & Bed Side Table Table to place Glasses & Cups. Stains leave marks and can be difficult to remove especially on the wooden surface.
Habit 8: Clean Spillages immediately
Clean Up the mess immediately. If you see any spillages anywhere in the house especially on the Dinning table or in bedroom, Clean immediately before it gets dried. Dry stains are difficult to clean and waste your lot of time. So, Spending 30-40 seconds instantly can save your hours later.
Habit 9: Storage Baskets
Make Storage Baskets & Trays. By placing few baskets here and there, You can cleanup and organize the mess in minutes. Beautiful baskets can also be placed to make the place beautiful. Use them to organize remotes, stuffs on table or to store dinning essentials as I use a tray for my dinning table.
Habit 10: Organize Cleaning Tools
Allocate a place for Cleaning Tools like Broom, Wipers, Mops, Dust Pans etc. They are equally important and need a good care. They look messy and get dirty if left on the floor. Use a Cleaning caddy or Storage basket to store your cleaning supplies etc or Use a cloth hanging hook or Broom gripper to organize your cleaning tools.
Habit 11: Keep things back to their designated places
Keep things back at their designated places after coming back from shopping. Leaving things as it is will just start adding clutter. When you come home from shopping, Empty your shopping bags instantly and keep your handbags at designated place.
Habit 12: Use Vaccum Cleaner
Keep a small Vaccum cleaner handy. It really helps in cleaning dust, removing rugs from Carpets, Curtains, Mattresses, Sofas. They get hard to clean areas like I can clean small particles accumulated in the corners which otherwise gets difficult to clean from hands. Vaccum cleaner is a great tool for a clean home.
Habit 13: One minute Bathroom Cleaning Routine
To keep your bathroom always clean, Keep a small wiper handy. After taking shower, Just wipe up all the water from glass partition and you are good to go. Also, Always keep a small cleaning spray and microfiber cloth inside the bathroom to give the counter space quick wipe after using it. By following this one minute rule, Your bathroom will always stay clean without much effort.
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Habit 14: Make a cleaning Routine
Make a cleaning Routine and write down the task which you want daily, weekly, monthly and place it somewhere in the Kitchen so that you dont miss seeing it. If you follow proper cleaning routine and do not wait for diwali to clean the entire house, You will never have need to deep clean. Also helpful for people who have house helps. By seeing this routine, You can instruct them what needs to be done on which day and if you do yourself. In just few months, It becomes a habit and then you don’t need any checklist.
Habit 15: Make an Organizing System
Create an Organizing System. Cleaning up things from outside is not actually a cleaning. Create a system which can give you a breathing space, which can make your life easy. Start organizing things section by section. Organize places need less effort and time to clean. Also, If you have a system, Organizing things back can be really quick.
To keep Your Kitchen Clean, I have great habits to do that. Discipline & creating a system are main keys for organized and clean home. By having few simple habits on daily basis, You can save a lot of time and effort which reduces stress and generate more time for family and other activities.