Between the hectic tight schedules of the week and sometimes tiring weekends, it is not easy to maintain a clean home. Yet it is necessary for the well-being of the entire household. Without being a maniac, or having to sacrifice all your weekends, it is quite possible to keep a clean and tidy house. The secret lies in some good habits to implement and smart cleaning tricks to keep in the back of your mind. Here are some practical tips to effectively improve cleanliness and hygiene in your home.
In all rooms of the house, open the windows a lot for a few minutes to air the house well. Afterward, run a duster on all the furniture before vacuuming and mopping.
The kitchen is one of the most sensitive parts of the house. It deserves special attention. Clean the work surface with a sponge, then disinfect the sink by removing stains and odors with white vinegar. You can also take advantage of it to sort through your fridge and discard stale foods. Between the food and the packaging that is stored, the refrigerator is a nest of bacteria. For that, clean and sanitize regularly to prevent the spread of nasty bacteria.
It’s no secret that most people can’t wait to jump into bed with freshly washed sheets that smell good. To do this, it is necessary to wash the sheets, pillowcases and duvet at high temperature. It eliminates mites and bacteria.
A healthy, fresh bathroom ensures real cleanliness. To be able to wrap yourself in a clean bath towel, after a relaxing bath or a good shower, you need to wash the towels and the carpet at high temperature, because the humidity favors the development of bacteria. Then while the washing machine is running, you clean, scour and descale the sink, shower and tub.
This is certainly the place in the house where everyone goes. So do not wait until tartar, odors and stains appear to think about cleaning the toilet. To do this, brush the bowl with a disinfectant and an antibacterial, then sprinkle with a descaling product and finally, consider installing a scent (essential oils for example) in the facilities to deodorize.
How to organize to be able to effectively clean home?
To be effective, it is important to be organized and this essentially requires discipline. Here are some guidelines to help you be effective in cleaning your home.
Have the equipment at hand
Make sure your maintenance equipment is complete and easily accessible. For that try to have something in which you can put all the necessary equipment (household paper, rags, household products, etc.) and that will be easily transportable from room to room. This will save you unnecessary round trips and wasted time. Also, try to find good commercial cleaners because they will help you to save the time and money.
It is also interesting to keep cleansing products in specific places. Just as it is more convenient to keep the brush and toilet cleaner in the toilet, you could keep a cleaner and a rag in each bathroom for a quick clean-up as needed. If your home is multi storey building, consider having a household basket for each level.
Concentrate on a task
If you avoid distractions and learn to focus on what you are doing, you will get there faster. So, always finish one task before moving on to the next.
Working from top to bottom
It is not only very logical, but very practical as an approach. If you engage into house cleaning, always start dusting off the upper levels, and then finish with whatever is near your feet.
Create zones and work accordingly
Organize your home in different areas according to the layout of the rooms and the space to maintain. Thus, house cleaning will be less demanding if you spend one hour or day per zone. Remember to plan the weekly and monthly cleaning work. This will make your cleaning easier and more efficient.
Having a clean and tidy house is an ideal that many people aspire to. But this burning desire is not always enough to keep an orderly house. However, with these little tips mentioned above, and a good discipline and organization, you can get a clean home, and a more comfortable living environment.