You are not alone if you are stressing over keeping your house clean all the time. It is quite hard for every one of us with so much going on.
It is not always possible to clean the house and do other chores after a busy day. It is alright to feel exhausted and lazy.
But if you can get used to a few daily habits, you will be able to keep your house clean all the time. I have been following these tips for a few months, and I love how I was able to change the look of my house.
The ultimate trick is to be regular and not to stress over little things. Let’s see how you can always keep your house clean.
9 Easy Ways to Keep Your House Clean
1. Make a routine and follow it regularly
I think making a routine is crucial when it comes to keeping the house clean. When you don’t make a routine, you will be overflown with chores that you have been procrastinating.
For example, set a specific day of your week for laundry. Do not let your clothes pile over the laundry basket.
Set one day for cleaning your kitchen cabinets. Most importantly, follow the routine. It is fine if you don’t feel like working one day.
But don’t make it a habit. Follow the routine regularly, and you will see the change in the next month.
2. Run your dishwasher every day
It is a great habit to run the dishwasher every day. Specifically, run it every night. It doesn’t matter whether the dishwasher is filled with dishes or not.
Run it every night, and don’t forget to empty it every morning. As a result, you will be able to place your used dishes during the day in your dishwasher.
Otherwise, your sink will be overflown with the dishes. When you keep your dishes in the sink, your kitchen will look unorganized and cluttered.
It will only take you a few minutes every day. If you can make this habit, you will be able to keep your kitchen cleaned all the time.
3. Don’t make a clutter in the countertops
Whether it is your kitchen countertop or bathroom countertop, don’t make a clutter with things. I hate it when my husband comes home and puts his moneybag, keys, and other accessories on the countertop.
Luckily, I have made a separate container to store these and made him change his habit.
While cooking, do not make a mess in your countertop. For example, keep the spices back in the pantry or spice station after you are done using it.
Clean the countertop as you go. It will let you clean fast and effectively. A
4. Vacuum your house twice every week
Fix two days from a week to vacuum your house. You can choose Friday and Tuesday, like me. Or you can use the weekend.
I highly recommend vacuuming your house at least twice a week. It will always keep your house dust free and clean.
Even if you do not have enough time after work, convince yourself with something so that you can do the work.
If you have a kid, vacuuming is crucial. So, make a habit of vacuuming your house twice every week.
5. Teach your kids to be organized and clean
If you have kids, it is a good idea to teach them how to be organized and clean. I am not suggesting you to train them to clean the house.
I am suggesting you involve your kids. When they see you following the cleaning routine, they will feel encouraged to do the same.
For example, tell your kid to keep all the toys in the basket after they are done playing. Tell them to keep everything back in the place after using it.
6. Organize your mails right away
If you can make a habit of organizing your mail as soon as you get it, your house will be free of paper clutter.
Check the mailbox every day and process your mails. If there is a mail related to your tax or bills, keep it in a separate document.
Don’t make a mess with the mails. Paper clutter is that one thing that people always overlook when it comes to organizing.
So, organize your mails as soon as you get them and see the change yourself.
7. Make your bed every morning
Sorry, there is no alternative to this one. You need to make your bed every morning; it is a must.
Make it a part of your morning routine, just like brushing your teeth. If you do not make your bed, your room will never look clean.
Also, there is no need to be perfect. You don’t need to make your bed like a hotel room. But making your bed every morning is important if you want to keep your house clean all the time.
8. Declutter once a month
I cannot emphasize more on decluttering. You should know the importance of decluttering and how it can change the entire look of your house.
We buy things every month and stop using things. When you declutter your house once a month, you will see you don’t have anything useless at the end of the year.
I used to feel overwhelmed while decluttering. But you will love the result once you start doing it.
9. Don’t focus on being perfect
Last but not least, you should not try to be perfect when it comes to cleaning the house. If you go all crazy if one of the parts of your house is uncleaned, you will not feel happy.
Cleaning should be fun and not stressful. As I said earlier, make a routine and follow it. If you feel tired, that’s ok.
Skip one day and do the chores the next day. Giving yourself a break is important for your mental health as well.
These are the nine tips that I follow to keep my house cleaned all the time. I think it is all about being regular and loving what you do.
If you feel tired, involve other members of your house. After all, it is not only your responsibility to keep your house clean all the time.
Let me know if these tricks helped you or not.