Unfortunately, a great many of us weren’t born with this gene or weren’t raised to prize cleanliness. And so, are homes always feel like their own a pendulum that’s swinging back and forth from “clean” to “war zone”.
But, here’s the thing. It actually doesn’t take a great effort to keep your home looking like it’s in fine condition. There are a few tricks you can put in your back pocket that, when taken in totality, will help you to become more like a clean freak than you ever thought was possible.
Below, we’re going to share 20 ways in which you can easily have a cleaner home. None of these tricks require a tremendous effort, but all of them yield big results. So, check them out, and start enjoying the myriad benefits of having a home that always looks spotless!
1. Wipe Down the Sink
It’s easy for your kitchen sink to start looking gnarly. So, spend just a minute after every dishwashing session wiping down the sink. It takes no time it all and keeps everything look fresh.
2. Keep Your Cleaning Products in One Place
It’s hard to keep your place clean if you can’t find your cleaning products! Consider buying a container to keep somewhere in which you can store everything.
3. Trick Yourself with Labels
Have trouble putting things back where they belong? Use bins with labels to force yourself into the habit. You may be surprised by how quickly it takes.
4. Sponge in the Bathroom
Does your bathroom sink start to look gnarly due to toothpaste all of the time? Keep a sponge in the bathroom for wiping the sink down after use.
5. Vacuum in the Bathroom
Hair accumulates quickly on bathroom floors. So, keep a small vacuum under the sink and pull it out regularly to keep things tidy.
6. No Pets on the Chairs
We know you want to cuddle Fido or your little kitty, but allowing your pets up on the furniture is creating an increasingly insurmountable mess of pet hair and dander.
7. A Few Minutes of Vacuuming a Day
Get a lightweight vacuum cleaner, and every day spend just a couple minutes vacuuming a different area of your home.
8. Clean After Use
This will help immensely when it comes to keeping your kitchen spotless. After you’re done using any surface, give it a quick wipe down. This keeps things from building up overtime and creating larger messes.
9. No More Room-Sized Hampers
This is one habit that’s hard to break: leaving your clothes wherever you take them off. Give yourself more hamper space if needed, and consider adding hooks to the walls in your bedroom.
10. Associate Cleanliness with Mood
Ask yourself this question: How do you feel about yourself when you look at your messy home? Not great, right? Well, consider keeping things clean as making an investment in your mental wellbeing.
11. Daily Spray Cleaner
This one will keep your shower keeping fresh at all times! Simply spray it down once you’re done in the morning, and forget about it!
12. Make Your Bed
Making one’s bed is a dying art form. But, those who do it always have a beautiful bedroom to return to every night, something that increases happiness.
13. Set a Laundry Day
Have the habit of doing your laundry only when it’s reached an epic pile? Get out of that habit by setting a specific day and time to do laundry.
14. No Shoes Inside
Sure, you might mock people who make you take your shoes off at the door, but they’re onto something. Keeping your home shoe free keeps your floors much, much cleaner.
15. Ties for Cables
Thanks to our digital lives, we all have more cables than we know what to do with. Keep them organized by using ties.
16. Dryer Sheet Dusting
Spending five minutes every day dusting can go a long way! For the best results (and a nice smell) consider using dryer sheets.
17. Cleaning Schedule
Keeping on top of a larger home or apartment can be tough! Make things easy by divvying up every little thing into a weekly or monthly rotating schedule.
18. Organizers in Every Drawer
Got a bunch of “junk drawers” in your kitchen! Break yourself of this nasty habit by installing organizers in every drawer. You’ll then be forced to keep things tidy!
19. Kill the Clutter
Periodically, take the time to go through everything that’s lying around and really decide if you need it. Periodic de-cluttering can have a lasting impact on the cleanliness of your home.
20. The Magic Eraser
Keep these around! Not only are they great for getting rid of scuffs on the wall, they’re exceptional at clearing hard-to-clean kitchen counter messes too!