House cleaning may become very intimidating and stressful if you don’t know how to do it wisely. I In this post, I want to share some small habits I keep up in order to maintain my home clean most of the time and decrease the time spent on heavy cleaning.
1 Always put things in place after using
This is not a secret to anyone but it seems to be the most difficult habit to shape up. I try to teach my kids this simple “rule”: things need putting right back in their places after being used. Not only kids but also I and my husband practice this rule to simplify our life.
2 Use storage boxes to de-clutter your house
Small random things easily make messiness in the house. I tend to use storage boxes to put them all in place. I recommend not to using clear/transparent boxes because you can still see through the clutters inside the boxes – which doesn’t look so nice. Storage boxes can also be easily customizable with some DIYs and always great to décor your house.
3 Label things
Using labels is a very smart way to get organized. It helps homemakers to know right away what in where, especially finding miscellaneous things. In storage or garage, I also use the same method. Besides labels, I make an index of lists stored
4 Never pile up your dishes
If you have a dishwasher at home, it is totally a breeze. If you don’t, it is even absolutely necessary to clean up all dishes every day. Don’t wait until they make a pile in your kitchen – which makes it even more discouraging to put your cleaning mode on. The best way is to clean right away after eating.
5 Make the bed
It takes around 30 second to make the bed but the result is totally rewarding. Sometimes if I am too in hurry for making breakfast and heading to work, I will quickly put the bed cover to cover up all the messy pillows and blankets underneath. It takes not even up to 5 seconds but it helps a lot. Of course I normally do this when in hurry. Most of the time, I try to make the bed more carefully. It is like a morning routine I am sticking to.
These five habits are not just born naturally. They need to be built up deliberately in order to form up a daily routine. If you have any other tips to keep your house always in clean and tidy condition, feel free to share!