Habits for Maintaining a Clean Home

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched HDTV and wondered how the heck these people keep their homes so impeccably clean. They clearly don’t live realistic lives and hire people to come clean their houses for them. This girl has zero time and a lack of money for that sort of service. After doing a little digging, I did find a few articles that explained what are some great habits to get into in order to transition your extremely well lived in home to a sparkling unicorn only found on TV.

DO LAUNDRY
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

Seriously! Doing at least one load will help you stay on top of that massive pile you let grow for a week or two until you have zero clothes left. You’re not alone, we’ve all been there. Keeping up on it daily will help make it a quick task instead of an all day dedication. It will also make putting them away even easier since there will be a smaller amount to take care of! If you’re a solo occupant, work on dedicating a couple days a week to help tame that weekly pile up.

MAKE YOUR BED
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

It’s funny how our brains work, a fully made bed adds order to your bedroom. Even if you’re in a rush and can only manage to toss the comforter across and smooth out the wrinkles, you’re in good shape. This simple task offers a simple productive start to your day that is likely to continue throughout the afternoon and evening, all because you decided to make your bed.

 

 

EMPTY THE DISHWASHER
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

Whether you run your dishwasher that same night or while you’re waiting for your coffee in the morning, the overall goal is to start your day with an empty dishwasher. This allows for easy clean up throughout the day and having it ready to go after dinner. You can keep those dishes out of the sink and free up all that counter space you haven’t seen in a while.

 

 

ORGANIZE EVERYTHING
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

Having a place for everything ensures that items aren’t going to be left hanging out on nightstands, counters or tables just because it’s convenient. Creating the proper organization for all items in your home helps with keeping the clutter away. Organize your way with baskets, boxes, shelves, plastic tubs, whatever works for you. Having a few baskets scattered throughout the house to help collect those loose papers and small items helps to create a sense of organization that is also esthetically pleasing.

 

CLEAN AS YOU GO
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. 

Did a package come today? Empty it’s contents, put them away and discard the box immediately. It’s likely to sit there for a bit if you don’t take care of it right away. Same goes for just about everything. If there’s a glass of water next to your bed, take it to the kitchen to be washed. You don’t leave your groceries sit out for a couple days do you? I advise that you apply that same principal to all items in your home. Because who likes stressing out about a quick clean up when you have friends stopping by in 5, I know I don’t!

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