Cleaning your home doesn't have to be a chore but cleaning is something everyone does, but it's not always easy to find the time or motivation to do it well. Sometimes we feel like we're running out of ideas on making our homes more organized and tidy. Cleaning doesn't have to be so hard, and it can be fun and easy!
Cleaning is an essential part of keeping your home safe and healthy. Cleaning can be something we all dread, but there are plenty of cleaning tips that you can use to make cleaning as painless as possible.
Cleaning your home is one of the best ways to reduce stress
Another benefit of cleaning your home is that it reduces stress it has been shown to reduce cortisol levels in the body, which is our stress hormone. Cleaning is like meditation for our minds and bodies. Cleaner homes lead to cleaner air, which reduces health problems such as allergies and asthma attacks.
How can I make my house easier to clean?
Cleaning can be excellent, but it can also seem like an endless chore that is difficult to get rid of. This article has ideas for how you might clean your house in the easiest way possible! Cleaning your home should be easy; after all, it's something you would want to do every day.
Cleaning can also be a way for you to de-stress before you sit down and relax at the end of the workday. Cleaning is not always fun, but it certainly doesn't have to be hard! Cleaning can become much more manageable when good systems are put in place such as a thorough cleaning list that is designed to organize your cleaning goals! Cleaning a house may seem tedious, but it doesn't have to be if you work smart.
Where do I start when cleaning my house?
Cleaning from top to bottom might seem like the obvious thing to do, but you might want to switch it up a little bit. Cleaning in sections, like one room at a time, can be more efficient. Clean to prevent clutter and not just clean up after it!
Cleaning your whole house might seem like something big that you don't want to dive into right away, which is why cleaning in sections is helpful. Clean one room at a time to get yourself acclimated with the process and ease your way into it and helps to prevent you from becoming overwhelmed and save you time, too!
What is the best cleaning method?
Cleaning in a whirl is another way to clean your whole house in no time at all! Cleaning in a whirl means that you're going to clean rooms in your home as you go about other chores. For example, cleaning while you sweep the floor or empty the dishwasher will keep your home clean and shiny without feeling like a chore! Cleaning in a whirl is perfect for those who are asking themselves, "When should I start cleaning?"
The best thing about cleaning in sections or cleaning in a whirl is that you're giving yourself more time to spend enjoying your home. Cleaning should be something that makes you feel good, inside and out! Cleaning in sections or cleaning in a whirl will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed so that even the smallest spaces can shine bright!
How do I keep my house clean?
The best way to keep your house clean is by staying on top of it! Cleaning often will help prevent messes from happening in the first place, which makes cleaning a lot easier. Cleaning more frequently can help you feel cleaner, too! Cleaning while you cook, while you shower. Yes, I clean my shower whilst I shower and I even clean while I watch some TV, multitasking while keeping your house sparkling!
Cleaning more is a great way to save time and make cleaning feel like less of a chore. Clean in sections and clean in a whirl along with keeping up on it, and you will never wonder how to keep your house clean again! Cleaning is an essential part of maintaining your home, so make sure you're doing it right!
Cleaning often will help you maintain the cleanliness you want, so do whatever it takes to make your home shine bright!
What kind of cleaning products should I use?
This is a personal preference. Cleaners vary by scent, the concentration of ingredients, and some even vary in which surfaces they are best for. A good solution for every surface type would be a spray cleaner that can be used on all surfaces without damaging some surfaces more than others. Sometimes it can be as simple as a damp microfiber cloth to wipe surfaces down.
My personal favourites include:
- Method multisurface antibacterial
- Flash Bathroom
- I love zaflora for my Vileda spray mop
- Good old shake and vac for carpets
- Frabreeze for my soft furnishings
You use what works for you! so try a few and see what works best for your cleaning needs!
Learn some clever cleaning tips to keep your home spotless!
Cleaning is an arduous task that no one enjoys, but it must be done! With these easy tricks up your sleeve, you will be able to clean whatever surface you desire.
There are many different types of cleaning surfaces around your home. Cleaning your kitchen counters or bathroom sinks can be very difficult, depending on the surface material. Cleaning your stovetop requires a specific cleaning product, while the sink requires another. Cleaning each surface in your home presents a unique challenge and can often be difficult, but combining these different tips will give you the best clean possible!
You'll never have to spend long hours scrubbing at that counter or sink again. Just add these tips to your repertoire, and you will be on your way to a clean home.
Disinfect your keyboard with a toothbrush and vinegar
Cleaning your keyboard can be tough, especially if you don't want to take the thing apart. However, all it takes is a small amount of white vinegar and an old toothbrush to wipe away all those germs without having to do anything major. Cleaning your keyboard on the inside has never been easier.
Steam clean your microwave
Cleaning your microwave doesn't have to take a lot of time and effort to get it looking brand new again. All you need is a bowl filled with water, vinegar, lemon juice, and some dish soap. Boil the bowl for 5-10 minutes before removing the bowl from the microwave and wiping down all sides of the interior.
Clean your toilet stains with Coke
Have a tough, set-in stain on your toilet? Cleaning it can be a tedious and time-consuming process. Luckily, all you need is some coke and a little bit of elbow grease to remove those stubborn stains from deep within the bowl. First, fill up your toilet bowl almost to the top with the coke, then scrub the stains until they're gone.
Clean your bathtub with baking soda and vinegar
Cleaning your tub is something that can be done once in a while in order to keep it looking its best, but often you'll find yourself needing to clean up the tough build-ups of soap scum on a daily basis. Cleaning with baking soda and vinegar is a great way to get your tub looking its best without taking too much time out of your day.
Freshen Tupperware with baking soda
If you have Tupperware in your house, you know how difficult it can be to keep the smell of food out of your container. However, cleaning with baking soda can remove odours and grease build-up in Tupperware in order to keep it smelling fresh for longer.
What should be cleaned daily in your house?
Cleaning your kitchen and bathrooms daily is an excellent way to eliminate the germs that accumulate during the day. Clean showers and mirrors regularly to keep them looking sparkling clean. Also, make sure to clean your floors daily, as well as any area rugs or mats that you have.
Keeping on top of the laundry
It is not only cleaning that we need to keep on top of but the laundry as well. With a big family, this can sometimes become a daunting task. However, it is actually not as difficult as you might think to keep on top of the laundry.
Save time by doing a daily wash rather than trying to do it all in one day. Nobody wants to spend the whole weekend doing laundry! This has really helped me keep on top of the laundry.
Keep your washing machine smelling fresh easily with this easy to follow cleaning tip
Cleaning your washing machine is important for sanitary reasons, but also because it can keep your clothes smelling fresher for longer.
Run a hot wash with a load of vinegar in hot water through an empty cycle without adding any clothes. Once the cycle finishes, dry out the washer by wiping down the inside rubber part of the washer.
I also find by leaving my washer door slightly open has prevented the rubber part from going mouldy and helped to keep the bad smells at bay.
Clean out the lint trap after every dryer cycle to avoid fire hazard
Not only do you need to make sure that your machine is free from lint, but you have to clean out the lint trap in the dryer. If the trap is not cleaned, lint can build up over time. If lint builds up enough, it can pose a fire hazard to you and your home. Cleaning out the lint trap after every load will help ensure that this does not happen.
Delegating cleaning tasks to the kids
I bet you’re saying to yourself … “But it is easier and quicker if I do it myself ”.
WRONG... I always said this, but we're not teaching them anything by doing everything for them. Cleaning isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil, and they need to learn it sooner or later.
Having a cleaning rota or goals is a good place to start with kids, and the younger, the better! Cleaning your room should be a MUST for everyone, no matter what age. Cleaning tasks can include things like making the bed (putting the blankets on), tidying up toys, putting dirty clothes in the laundry basket, taking dirty dishes to the kitchen and cleaning around their bedroom.
Take a look at my blog post motivating your teen for help setting up your family chore routine.
What are fun ways to clean your house?
Cleaning can be challenging, but it can also be a lot of fun! Cleaning doesn't have to be the chore that you hate every single weekend. Cleaning your house regularly keeps it fresh and comfortable for your family and guests.
Cleaning with music:
Cleaning is a lot easier when you're listening to some great tunes! Cleaning with music can help keep your spirits up and drown out the sounds of the dirt and dust you're wiping away.
Clean with friends:
Cleaning is more fun when you've got some company! Clean with friends or family members for an afternoon of cleaning and catching up! Cleaning with people you love can make it a bonding experience.
Clean up with an audiobook or podcast:
Listening to an audiobook or podcast is a great way to pass the time as you clean! Cleaning can take a long time, so having something to listen to for part of that time makes it fly by. Clean up with your favourite book or an exciting new podcast series.
So what is the secret of keeping the house clean always?
There is no secret. Cleaning is a daily process that needs commitment and responsibility, so it's better to have some good strategies in place. Cleanliness is not only about taking out the trash or about dusting your home; it requires more than that:
it's a philosophy. Cleanliness is a way of thinking and acting.
You can't start cleaning properly if your home is cluttered with junk, old magazines or abandoned clothes that you couldn't find a place for in the closet.
To make your daily cleaning work more comfortable and efficient, you must have a cleaning plan. Cleaning around the house doesn't have to be complicated if done in steps with a regular schedule.
I love keeping up with the queen of clean, Mrs Hinch. I love trying out her cleaning tips and tricks. There is also a Facebook group Mrs Hinch Cleaning tips, If you're struggling with stubborn stains or just looking for some advice get yourself into that awesome community.
I find watching cleaning videos on youtube really helps to motivate me when it's time to do my own housework. I especially like watching Emily Norris on her Youtube channel
Did you know it only takes 21 days to form a habit? Go ob get you clean on!
In the comments below I would love to hear your best cleaning tip or what helps to keep you motivated when cleaning.
Until next time take care!
Originally posted on my personal blog at katie-louise.com