Simple tips to help keep your house clean
We all have common New Year's resolutions as we begin the New Year. Eating better, work-out more, and less time lounging around the house are some of the usual goals we all try to get better at each year. Another goal many people will have this year is to keep a clean house. It's never an easy task to handle, as keeping a clean home has a lot of factors that go into it. However, a common theme to our tip below is simply to get started. Once you begin to clean, it becomes easier and easier every time you need to. Let's dive into some of our top tips to keep a clean house.
1. Make the bed every morning
Let's start with the most basic in keeping a clean house, making the bed. It may seem obvious, but making the bed every morning will allow you to get off on the right foot in keeping a clean house. Making sure your bed and every other bed in the house is the first step to a clean home.
2. Do laundry every day
After making your bed, start a load of laundry. This is an excellent way for your dirty laundry hamper not to continually pile up for days at a time. As we all know, the bigger the pile of laundry gets, the less enthusiastic you are about cleaning it. After your laundry is clean and dried, next is folding. Folding laundry may seem like a tedious task, but if you include it while doing a fun activity, it'll go by instantly. To stop the procrastination of folding your laundry, do it while watching TV or listening to music.
3. Make a house rule of no eating the bedroom
This one might not be for everyone, but to help keep bedrooms tidy, a rule that should be implemented in your home is not eating in the bedroom. There is nothing wrong with enjoying a nice snack in the afternoon or late at night, but just don't do it in the bedroom. This allows you not to ever have messes or crumbs in there. This may even help you eat better and cut out the late-night snacking.
4. Use doormats
You wouldn't have a lot of messes to clean off your floors if you were to get some doormats. Putting doormats at each exterior door helps prevent excess mud, dirt, hair into your home. Especially in the winter months with all the snow, salt, and wetness you and your family bring in daily.
5. Never let dirty dishes sit overnight
One of the least favorite chores to do in any household is dish duty. Especially after those big family meals where there are pots, pans, and plates all over your kitchen. The last thing in the world you want to do at that moment is getting all of the dirty dishes cleaned. However, never letting dirty dishes sit in your sink and kitchen overnight is one of the best ways to keep a clean house. Put some rubber gloves on, put some music on, and just get to work on those dishes. You'll be amazed at how quickly the dishes get down. After doing the dishes each night, reward yourself with watching your favorite show.