A Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

There is no better feeling after a long day than coming home to a clean and organised house. Walking into your clean home that smells fresh is one of the best feelings in the world.

But if you are like most people, it can be a struggle to balance work, family, extracurriculars, and a clean house. It may not be top on your list of priorities, but a clean and organised home not only improves your mood, but it also helps to make your life run smoother.

A clean house allows you to rest and enjoy the home you work so hard to maintain. But how can you keep it clean without feeling overwhelmed? And how do you know where to start? You can start small, stay consistent, use cleaning products you like, and find a system that works and you will be able to keep your home as tidy without even having to hire professional cleaners.

Cleaning Hacks

When keeping a clean house, it is important to keep some household basics stocked in your home. It is also helpful to think about the areas in your home that need the most attention, and then find specific cleaning hacks to help make those areas shine.

Next time you are at the store stock up on basic cleaning items that can be used for a variety of purposes. Think about items that not only get the job done but also items that smell pleasing to you. Half the battle with cleaning is finding the time and desire to do it, and if you use products that you enjoy you will be more likely to pick up the mop or spray bottle and get started.

1. It is worth investing in larger quantities of items such as all-purpose vinegar and bleach. Vinegar can work wonders to help neutralize smells such as pet stains on hardwood floors and carpets or you can use it to help keep your washer from smelling like mildew.

2. Bleach is always important to have around so that you can wash not only your laundry but also things like pillows and duvets to help keep them looking and feeling fresh and brand new. Bleach also helps keep bathrooms looking fresh and kills any germs that may be hiding. When it comes to toilets, instead of letting the toilet collect mildew over time, use a toilet drop-in or gel tab that stays in your toilet daily to help keep it fresh every time it is flushed.

3. Little stains are frustrating as you start to notice them in your home as you are cleaning. Find a cleaning item that you like such as a magic eraser for a quick and easy way to refresh your walls without damaging the paint.

4. Keeping items like cleaning wipes around is also helpful for a quick clean on the walls, counters, or trash can. They are also great to remove any stains that may have built up over time.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Cleaning can be a chore, but it can also be something you look forward to doing knowing that you will have the satisfaction of a clean home at the end of a job well done. Turn on some upbeat music to inspire you while you clean.

Efficiency and consistency are some of the key components of keeping your home clean. It is also important to prioritise the time you spend cleaning and choose which items and rooms you want to be cleaned first.

Start room by room and task by task this way you will not miss a spot. Once you start with the windows in the room, clean all of them. Don’t forget to dust the blinds too. If you start with wiping off the switches and sockets, do each one in the room. Then if you see some cobwebs in the corner, check and clean all of them in the room.

When tackling bigger projects like baseboards that take longer, ask other family members to help you. It is also worth investing in not only a quality vacuum but also a handheld vacuum. Use the handheld vacuum for quick spills and the larger vacuum for when you are cleaning the whole house.

Stay Organised

One of the most important things about keeping your house tidy is finding a system  that works for you. As you implement a cleaning plan, it is important to be honest with yourself about whether you are the kind of person that prefers to clean a little at a time or tackle the entire house all at once. Remember: start from up to down and from inside of the room towards the door.

Once you establish a cleaning schedule, make a list, and put it in a place that is visible. If you are still struggling to keep your home clean even after establishing a cleaning schedule, think about hiring help part-time or setting a more realistic schedule that works with the pace of your life.

When you have a plan in place that works for you, start thinking about practical places to put items that make sense to you. As items in your home start to be put away in the same places consistently, cleaning feels less overwhelming because you have a plan now! And while you’re at it, have fun with it and make it pretty!

Organising does not have to be boring, and adding items that are aesthetically pleasing to you will help you look forward to cleaning and organising your home. If your home stays organised and decluttered, it makes tasks like wiping down counters and mopping floors much less time-consuming.

Your Spotless Home

You spend a lot of your life at home, whether it is spending quality time with family and friends, or simply having a peaceful oasis to rest. It is important for both your mental and physical health to keep your home as clean as possible. As you work to improve the cleanliness of your home, find a system that works for the layout of your house.

Start slowly by adding cleaning tasks to your daily or weekly schedule and keep a consistent schedule. Remember to use products that you like, and enjoying it while looking around at everything put away in its proper place and smelling the fresh scents permeating throughout your newly cleaned home.

Although you upkeep your home regularly, once a 3 to 6 months is good to have a deep clean of the premises and wash the carpets to make sure your house is sanitised and clean. For a spotless and tidy home you can rely on Mega Cleaning‘s experience, know-how and impeccable reputation.  Call us today 020 3637 7737 or send us your online inquiry!