Let’s face it: nobody likes cleaning house. It can be boring, time-consuming and even annoying. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it! With a little creativity, some organization, and plenty of determination, you’ll find yourself with a sparkling home after just a few hours of work each week.
Clean top to bottom
When you are cleaning your house, it is important to clean from top to bottom. Start at the ceiling and work your way down until you reach the floor. You can also start with the back of something before moving forward. When working from left to right or from outside to inside, make sure that you do not skip any areas in between!
Collect all your cleaning tools in a caddy
You’ll find that it’s a lot easier to clean your house if you have a place to store all the supplies you need. A caddy is the perfect solution for this, and it can be as simple as a basket or box, or more complex like a drawer unit.
The bottom line is that this will keep things organized so they don’t get scattered around the house.
Scrub the kitchen and bathroom sinks daily
Clean the sink first, then the surrounding areas. Make sure to clean around faucet handles, towel racks and soap dishes, as well as under the bottom of the sink where food particles or dirt may collect. Use warm water with a small amount of dishwashing liquid on the countertop, then wipe dry with a soft cloth (or paper towel).
Rinse off any remaining residue with clear running water before drying it off completely with another clean cloth (or paper towel). Be sure to clean around faucet handles and towel racks using warm soapy water; use an old toothbrush if necessary to remove stubborn buildup around faucets themselves!
For easy access underneath sinks while scrubbing away at those nooks and crannies without getting too messy yourself simply lay down some newspaper beforehand — this will catch most spills/drips while still allowing you do get everything nice & shiny without making too much of a mess!
Make everyone responsible for their own stuff
One of the best ways you can keep your house clean and organized is to make everyone responsible for their own stuff. This rule applies to kids, spouses and parents alike. For example:
- Kids should be responsible for their toys. They can put them away in bins or baskets when they’re done playing with them and they’ll always be ready. If they don’t want to do that, they have a choice between keeping the toys on the floor (and having mom pick them up) or getting rid of some toys so there’s more room in the bin/basket for their favorites.
- Parents should be responsible for clothes that are too small or don’t fit anymore so there aren’t piles of clothes everywhere making it difficult to get around in your house without stepping on something sharp!
- Spouses should be responsible for all things related to themselves such as clothing, makeup/skin care items etc…This allows each spouse their own space within these categories while also giving each other freedom from clutter which makes everything easier when cleaning time comes around!
Empty the dishwasher right away
As with most things in life, the best way to keep your dishwasher in tip-top shape is by keeping it clean.
You should begin by emptying the dishwasher right away after use. This helps prevent food from drying on dishes and making them difficult to clean later. It also keeps mold from developing inside the machine. Leaving dirty dishes for days at a time can result in a smelly, disgusting mess that will take hours of scrubbing to fix!
If you forget about an overflowing load of dishes several times in a row—or if you end up having so many dirty dishes that you need two full cycles—you may need something stronger than vinegar (or even lemon juice).
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Don’t forget—you’re also allowed to ask friends or family members over whenever they want; after all–sharing responsibilities makes things easier!
But, if there’s something in your house that needs professional attention (such as an oven), hire someone who specializes in those tasks, such as Crystal Maids; they’ll know how best to tackle them without destroying anything valuable along the way!
Let guests clean up after themselves
- You should expect your guests to clean up after themselves.
- This includes not only the obvious things like washing dishes, but also picking up after themselves when they play with their toys or have a snack.
- If you have dogs or cats, it’s especially important that they don’t leave hair behind (especially on the couch).
No more than 10 minutes per day
The point of the daily cleaning method is to keep your home clean in a way that doesn’t require hours of effort, so set aside no more than 10 minutes per day. If you spend any more time than that on housecleaning, you’re likely to get distracted from the task at hand. You might also be tempted to multitask with other things like watching TV or talking on the phone—which will make it even harder for you to focus on cleaning.
Instead of spending more than 10 minutes per day on housecleaning, plan out what needs done during each one-hour block. Then start with your least favorite chore (like dusting or vacuuming) and work up to doing those things that are easier for you personally (like washing dishes). After all of these tasks are complete, take a break!
Designate a dirty zone
Designate a dirty zone. If you’re the type of person who likes to keep your house tidy, chances are you already have a designated “dirty zone.” If not, think about where people tend to leave things that are dirty—like their shoes or backpacks. Make sure this area is easy to access and close to the garbage bin or recycling bin so that people can put things in there as soon as they come in. This way, they won’t have to walk far away from their belongings when they want to throw something away!
Be realistic about what you can do
If you don’t have the time or energy to clean every single day, that’s okay — just pick one or two areas of your home and make them as spotless as possible on a regular basis. For example, maybe once a week is enough for vacuuming and dusting, but every month would be better for cleaning bathrooms and kitchens.
Cleaning your house doesn’t have to be a chore. With these tips and tricks, you can make sure that your home is always clean and organized. What are some of your favorite cleaning tips? Let us know in the comments below!