You know those people who always have a tidy home? Even if you show up unannounced, you walk into their home and there’s not a spill or a spot of dust in sight?
Well, people who have clean and tidy homes tend to follow a set of habits that allow them to keep on top of their chores so the mess never gets out of hand. If you would like to know what those habits are then keep on reading!
8 Habits Of People Who Always Have A Clean Home
THEY TIDY BEFORE BED
Set a timer if you need to, and spend ten minutes before bed getting things back in order. Load the dishwasher, plump the cushions, sweep the floor and wipe down any tables and counter tops.
Beginning your day with a fresh start will put you in a much better mood in the morning and spending a moment before bedtime having a quick tidy will help avoid washing, dishes and general dirt building up around your home throughout the week.
NO SHOES IN THE HOUSE
Take off your shoes as soon as you enter the home and ask your guests to do the same. Wearing shoes around your house not only spreads germs, but you are more likely to tread grit, gravel and dirt into the carpet from the outside.
Keep a shoe rack by the front door and make sure you don’t wear your shoes beyond the hallway.
THEY WASH THE SHEETS WEEKLY
Not washing the bed sheets enough is something most of us are guilty of, but it’s absolutely disgusting! Within a week, think about how much sweat, pollution, dust and bodily fluids collects on those fibres. The longer you leave the sheets between washes, the more chances those bacteria and microorganisms have to spread and multiply.
So wash your sheets every week to make sure they are germ-free and smelling fresh! Straight away you will notice that the smell is much more pleasant when you walk into the bedroom.
THEY DUST AND POLISH WEEKLY
Take some time each week to go around your home and dust and polish those surfaces that usually get overlooked such as pictures, displays and bookshelves. Not only does dust look unpleasant, but allowing dust to accumulate in your home is likely to cause or aggravate asthma and other breathing difficulties.
EVERYTHING HAS A HOME
Spend a weekend or two getting your s**t together. Sort through all your clutter and get rid of anything that you don’t use, wear, or doesn’t spark joy. Use this time to even sell some of your old stuff for a bit of extra money. Once you have cleared your home of all the ‘junk’, you can now make sure that everything has a home.
Having a place for everything will not only make it easier for you to keep the house tidier as you can go around and put things back in their place easily, but you won’t ever have to spend hours hunting around for light bulbs or batteries ever again.
THEY HAVE A ‘CLEANING DAY’
It’s essential if you want a clean home to spend one day a week sorting the house out top to bottom. Use this day to do the things that you don’t have time to do during your busy schedule such as changing the bedding, polishing mirrors, hoovering and catching up on all the laundry. You don’t need to make it the same day every week but just set aside a few hours each week to do all your housework so you never let things get out of hand.
KEEP THE DISHWASHER EMPTY
Start the dishwasher as soon as it’s full and empty it as soon as the cycle is complete. This will make your life much easier as you will never run out of cutlery or glasses, plus you will never end up having to put dirty dishes in the sink because you can’t be bothered to unload all the clean ones from the dishwasher.
WASH AND DRY DISHES DAILY
If you don’t have a dishwasher, then make sure you’re doing the washing-up daily, and that you dry and put away the dishes at the end of the night. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink causes bad smells that can travel throughout your whole home. It will feel good to have your counter tops clear, plus clean dishes won’t be exposed to dust and germs in the air if they aren’t left to dry overnight.
To Finish Off…
Those are my top tips for keeping a clean and tidy home all the time. If you have any other tips that you would like to share then I would love for you to leave a comment below and hear what you have to say!