Friday, May 11, 2018

Habits that will Keep Your House Clean (Even if You've Got Children)

When you have a busy family home, it can be a constant battle to keep it looking clean and tidy. Not only will you have to deal with the daily messes, but perhaps curious toddlers that seem to pull out everything in sight. The good news is that there are some habits that you can get into, that will make cleaning your house simpler, even if you have got little ones. It can’t guarantee a tidy house, but at least it will be clean.

Dry The Sink

This is especially true for any kitchen or bathroom sinks that are of the stainless steel variety. After using the sink, if you leave the water there, even splashes or drops, then they can lead to marks and encourage limescale. But if you dry the sink after use, these marks are going to be much more reduced, and there will be less limescale, if any at all, making it a quick and easy spot to clean. So don’t forget to dry your sink after use.

Laundry Routine

When you’ve got plenty of laundry to be doing, it helps to have a bit of a routine to it. Even if you don’t have enough to do daily, it can help on the days that you do. Put a load of laundry in as soon as you wake up, and then by the time you’re ready and have had breakfast, the clothes will be ready to go in the dryer before you start the day or head off to work.

Shoes Off

Some people can be quite particular about whether shoes are on or off in a home. They can bring in excess mud, dirt, germs, and grime. So if you have little ones, and especially if you have carpet, it can be a good idea to start a ‘shoes off at the door’ policy. Otherwise, you might find that you’re carpet cleaning more often than not. And with little ones playing or crawling on the floor, you want to make sure that you’ve got a clean carpet for them to be playing on.

Speed Clean

When you think about having to get a whole room cleaned or all of the bathrooms or to vacuum all of the floors, it can feel pretty overwhelming. And when we feel like that, it means that so much less is going to get done as it is hard to even get started. So instead, think about speed cleaning. That could be where you’ve got ten minutes to clean something before you need to leave. So pick a room or even just a corner of a room, and clean as much as you can in that time. You’ll be surprised at what you get done when the pressure is on and you have dedicated cleaning time.

Reduce Plastic Use

The more packaging on things, the more you have to put in the trash. And the more in the trash, the more times you have to empty bins and take the bins outside. So if you are more conscious of the waste you are creating (or buying), then it can mean some saved time on trash duty.

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