The size, shape, and decoration of your property are important. But let’s be real: if it doesn’t feel clean and orderly, then it’s unlikely that you’ll fully enjoy your property. You could have the nicest house on earth, but if you’re dealing with dirt and grime, then you won’t like being there as much as you could.
And alas, having a clean house isn’t something that just happens. It’s something that you need to make happen. In this blog, we’ll run through some of the key elements that contribute toward having a place that you enjoy. Take them on board, and you’ll have a spotless, lovely place in no time.
It’s normal for family homes to become a little chaotic purely because there are so many people who are trying to coexist. And in that environment, it’s just natural that things will become a little disorganized and, well, less enjoyable. As such, it’s worthwhile thinking about the organization of your house. Could you invest in some smart storage solutions, for instance, so all your items have a home? It’s just so much nicer to live in a place that doesn’t look like it’s crawling with items!
Of course, there’s only so much that storage solutions can do. If you have too many items, then eventually, things will begin to feel crowded. The solution? Get rid of some items! The problem that homeowners walk into is that while they find it easy to buy things, they rarely take the time to get rid of things. After a few years of home ownership, they find that their house is overflowing. Take a walk through your property, and get rid of anything you no longer want or need. Trust us when we say you’ll feel better once you’ve got a clearer space! And you might just earn a pretty penny from selling your unwanted goods, too.
Five Minute Cleaning
We all have busy lives, and often it’s not realistic to think that we’re going to set aside an hour to clean every couple of days. But the good news is that you don’t necessarily need to clean for a large chunk of time. If you begin from a clean position, then you could likely get away with quick, five minute cleaning jobs. By this, we mean literally five minutes. Just set the timer, then get tidying! You’ll be amazed at what you can get down, and it’ll help to keep your property looking presentable until the next deep clean. And talking of deep cleans…
It would be nice if we could just do small cleaning tasks as we go, but that’s not realistic. Every now and again, you’ll want to really clean your house from top to bottom. This will give you a chance to clean all those areas that are easily overlooked on a day to day basis, for example, behind the couch, places like that. These spots can be magnets for dust and grime and can eventually lead to mold if they’re not taken care of. It’s not fun, sure, but deep cleaning is an essential part of being a responsible homeowner.
You’ll find it much, much easier to stay on top of your home’s cleanliness if you have fully working appliances. If your dishwasher isn’t working as well as it should, then it’ll be no surprise if your kitchen becomes a little dirtier! And this is even more true when we’re talking about central vacuum systems. If that’s faulty, then you won’t be able to clean as much dirt as you’d like. The good news is that it’s nearly always possible to repair these items. If they’re not repairable, then replace them -- they’re too important to the cleanliness of your home!
Everyone Does Their Bit
You can’t do everything yourself. And you shouldn’t have to, either. It’ll be a lot easier to keep your home in tip-top condition if everyone is chipping in with the chores. At the most basic level, you should tell everyone to clean up after themselves. And once your children are slightly older, you can think about giving them chores. This won’t just make it easier to keep your home looking presentable; it’ll also teach them good values.
Don’t Aim For Perfection
Finally, remember that there’s no such thing as a perfectly clean house. If you’ve taken the tips above, then you’ll have a home that’s most definitely “good enough.” And that’s fine -- we can all live with a little mess, after all.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.