Nearly 25% of American households have a clutter problem that makes their homes feel less clean than they want. If you’re one of the many people that struggle with keeping a house clean, knowing where to start can be overwhelming at best.
After all, you have so much stuff to deal with and such little time to clean throughout the day that staying on top of things just isn’t easy.
Luckily, keeping your home clean and tidy is easier than you might think. Here are a few simple tips to help you get things back on track.
1. Give Everything a Place
One of the main reasons that homes feel cluttered and dirty throughout the week is because stuff stays out after you’re done using it. Why? Because most people don’t have designated places for items in their home.
It’s why finding the television remote each night can be harder than finding your car keys when you’re ready to leave for work in the morning.
Instead, give everything a place. Establish a spot for your most-used items in your home and put them back in that spot when you’re done using them. This will keep the clutter at bay and make your house feel cleaner throughout the week.
2. Establish a House Cleaning Schedule
If cleaning the entire home at once isn’t something you have time for, don’t give up. Just break your cleaning tasks into more manageable bits.
The easiest way to do this is by setting a house cleaning schedule.
For example, plan to clean the bathrooms on Monday, the kitchen on Tuesday, the living room on Wednesday, and so on. This breaks it into room-by-room tasks and keeps you from feeling overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning you need to do.
Even better, by sticking to the schedule, your house will stay cleaner in the long run and you won’t have to spend hours trying to get things back together.
3. Hire Professionals Once in a While
Giving your home a good deep cleaning once in a while is the best way to make cleaning a house throughout the year take less time. And while you can do this on your own, you don’t have to.
Instead, consider hiring professional house cleaners when you need the extra help. Hiring a home cleaner will free up time in your schedule to take care of other chores that you might not otherwise have time to handle.
They’ll also get your home truly clean, going through each room and scrubbing each surface thoroughly. This means that staying on top of routine cleaning will take less time between appointments.
Keeping a House Clean Is Possible
Keeping a house clean can be tough. But as long as you follow these simple house cleaning tips, you’ll be able to keep the dirt and grime from building up with ease.
Just remember that it’s okay to ask for help and hire a professional when you don’t have time to give your home the deep cleaning it deserves.
Not sure what to look for in a professional house cleaner? Check out our latest posts for more tips to help you find the best service providers to help you maintain your home for years to come.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.