It is commonly said that a clean home is a happy home. In fact, research shows that cluttered spaces can cause more unnecessary stress than you think. Getting things in order in every room doesn’t have to be tiresome. With a few simple tricks, you can organize your home in just a few hours or less. Read on to learn a simple routine to keep your home free of clutter.
Start by Organizing
Getting started in high traffic and frequently used areas is highly recommended. This can help you be much more efficient and less stressed during dinner time. The first thing to consider is how often you used things and store them accordingly. Pots and pans are recommended to be stored closest to the range or stove. Mixing bowls and measuring cups should be stored near the counter top used most for cooking and preparing food. And plates, glasses, and silverware should be stored near the dishwasher, if you have one, or the sink.
Next, you should go through each room and work all the dirty laundry. Doing the laundry is one of the most resented tasks. Although the task is quite easy, that means it needs to be put away when it is finished. Organizing your laundry room should be done like in the kitchen. Arrange the products you use by how often they are used, the order you use them, and should be stored within easy reach, but away from a child’s reach. Extra chemicals or things used only in certain situations should be stored on a high shelf or in another out-of-the-way spot.
Now you’ll want to tackle the dusting throughout the house. You should do this before cleaning the floors because even though you can buy products that say they’re “dust trapping” dust always seems to end up on the floor or your rugs. As you make your way through the house, make sure to get those typically forgotten areas, such as fans, baseboards, and blinds. And as you work on the top of coffee tables and dressers organize as you go.
Vacuums & Mops
Once you finish dusting, you can work backwards and clean the floors. You should first vacuum throughout the house. This is an easier way to collect all the dust off of your hard floors and carpets and has the same end result as sweeping. Afterwards, you should mop your floors if needed. Spot mopping works too. Bathrooms and kitchens are typically rooms that need to be mopped every time you clean your house. Floors in other rooms might not need to be cleaned every single time unless there have been spills, pet accidents, or messes created.
This all sounds a lot easier than it is, but these things are key to keeping your house looking tidy and organized. Making a routine for cleaning will help with the stress that comes along with trying to clean the whole house in one day. Do certain rooms on specific days. For example, the bathroom could be Monday, the bedrooms Tuesday, the laundry room Wednesday, etc. This routine will reinvent the way you look at cleaning.