Having children and pets as well as a clean house may seem like an impossible task, whilst it may seem impossible I think we can all agree that it is definitely the dream. Remember when you lived alone all those years ago? Your house was clean and tidy and your cat kept to himself. Now you have a husband, two kids, a dog and your poor bewildered cat – who still mostly keeps to himself. Here are a few ways you can get, and keep, your lively home clean and tidy.
Pack Away After Use
This may seem obvious, and I thought so too at first, but it is not. Not packing away something after using it is the main culprit of an untidy home. When you go to bed at night, do a quick scan of the room for anything you can pack away before you go or take with you to pack away there.
Stick To Your Schedule
If you do not have a schedule yet, make one and then stick to it. Make your bed when you get up in the morning, this simple task will set the tone for keeping your house clean and tidy throughout the day. Empty your rubbish bins on the same day every week to get into a habit of keeping your house clean and reduce your chances of pest infestations. With Florida’s warm climate, pest infestations are easy to pick up but thankfully also easy to fix with an experienced exterminator in Boca Raton.
Your Broom Is Your Friend
Your kitchen is a high traffic zone so the floors collect the most dirt and debris of any other room in the house. Spend ten minutes sweeping the kitchen floor every day and you will not have this dirt being dragged throughout the rest of your home. Keeping your kitchen clean will go a long way in keeping the rest of your house clean as well.
Keep Your Pets Clean
Your animals are your furry friends, for most of us that means allowing them into our space. The days of keeping pets outside only are largely a thing of the past. Keep your pets clean and your home will stay cleaner for longer. Look for breeds that do not shed as much when selecting a furry companion, less fur shedding means less cleaning for you.
Clean As You Go
Wipe up messes after they happen and wash dishes as you go when preparing and cooking meals. This simple addition to your routine will prevent dishes from piling up in the sink and will ensure you do not have a lot of cleaning to do in one go. If you clean as you go you will be less likely to put off doing the dishes before bed.
Make Cleaning Fun
Cleaning does not have to be a tedious chore, put on some music and dance your way through tasks. This simple of distracting your mind from the mundane will allow you catch up on your favourite podcast whilst simultaneously cleaning your home and keeping it free from clutter.