You spend time on it, so it makes sense to learn how to how to keep your house clean for longer.
Let’s face it, cleaning your home isn’t exactly the most fun thing in the world. But it’s even worse when you feel like your hard work has been for nothing because your formerly pristine space is messy again a couple of hours later.
You don’t have to go overboard with constant cleaning to achieve a home that consistently looks good though.
There are lots of ways you can keep dirt and clutter at bay for longer with minimal effort.
By following a few tips and strategies, you can keep the clean feeling going, and spend longer enjoying the payoff.
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- Banish shoes
For a home that stays clean for longer, make it a rule to always leave shoes at the door. When you’re no longer walking all kinds of dirt over your floors, you’ll be amazed at how much cleaner your home looks and feels.
- Buy plants that will freshen and detoxify the air
The best plants not only purify the air, but they can even fight mold in your home. English Ivy and a Spider Plant will both do the trick and are easy to care for too.
- Stack the dishes as you cook
While you’re prepping food, get into the habit of rinsing and stacking dishes as you go. It’ll make post-meal cleanup lightning-fast and give stains less time to get stuck on.
- Keep a lint roller near the couch and pick up any textile dust or loose fibers while you watch TV
So much household dust comes from the various textiles in your home, such as couches, throw pillows and blankets.
Lint rollers aren’t just essential for removing loose threads on clothing, keep one in every room to use on textiles anytime you have a few minutes spare.
- Have a place for everything
Getting organized is essential for keeping your home clean for longer. By having an allocated place for everything, you can say goodbye to the collections of dusty paperwork and random items that pile up in various locations.
Cute storage baskets and sleek tabletop boxes look stylish and provide a place to keep everything tidied away.
Kate Spade New York Decorative Storage Boxes with Lids, 3 Pack
Decorative Storage Cardboard Boxes with Lids (Set of 3, Tropical)
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- Have mini declutters, especially kitchen items and clothing
As magical as a Marie Kondo decluttering transformation can be, it can also be daunting if you try and tackle all your belongings in one major operation.
Don’t run the risk of getting halfway through it all and giving up: instead, aim to go through a single drawer or cupboard a week. Prioritize the kitchen and your clothing to get the biggest bang for your decluttering-buck.
- Use a daily descaling spray in the shower
Descaling sprays for the bath and shower eliminate water marks and help keep them looking clean and polished for longer.Use every day at the end of your shower. Check out this DIY from The Prairie Homestead to make your own version at home for just a few cents.
- Invest in a robotic vacuum that can clean while you sleep
I was the BIGGEST skeptic, but once you get a robot vacuum cleaner, trust me, you’ll never look back.
The technology on these little gizmos has come a long way and there are now more models to choose from than ever.
Simply put it on overnight a couple of times a week and by the time you wake up, you’ll have spotless floors.
- Never leave a room empty-handed
Make it a habit that when you leave a room, you never leave it empty-handed. Take your empty coffee cups, your sweater, old magazines, and any trash with you at the same time.
- Find a way to organize paperwork that works for you
Paperwork is one of the fastest things to stack up and make a space look untidy, plus it collects and causes a lot of household dust.
Invest in a storage box or file system that lets you organize bills, receipts, appointment letters, and anything else. Be sure to keep it nearby to where the mail comes in, so you can file things as soon as you get them.
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