5 Ways to Maintain a Clean and More Organized Home
Have you ever been in that awkward situation where friends or relatives are about to visit your place, but the house doesn’t look welcoming at all? Many are the times when random objects are scattered all over, furniture units are poorly organized, and some areas appear dusty. Simply put- your living room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms need a decent cleanup.
At such a time, your household chores are too demanding. So, how do you attend everything with so little time at hand? The team at maidforever will share five simple tips that will help get your home clean without stressing too much.
1. Pick up the clutter and organize everything
This is the most basic trick and the starting point of a quick cleaning session. Gather and arrange all items scattered on the floor (in all rooms). Pick up the books, newspapers magazines, clothes, toys (for those with kids), and any other item that’s not in its position. You can get a few boxes where you’ll place similar items. This way, it is easier to arrange your stuff accordingly- items that should be stored, recycled, donated or thrown away.
From there, place dirty clothes in the washing machine, dry-clean and fold carefully before placing them in your drawers or closet. Once done, you should wipe the dust off and vacuum the floors properly. Do not forget to remove cobwebs from the flooring corners, walls and ceiling.
2. Clean your windows
A crucial, though sometimes ignored part of cleaning the house is washing the inside and outside of your windows. If you have a large house, maidforever suggests that you hire a professional cleaning service to get the work done right. But if you can clean the windows on your own, we have some pro tips for you.
The most effective way to clean the windows is by spraying some vinegar on the glasses, then wiping it off with a piece of clean cloth or newspaper. For windows you can’t reach, use high-end squeegees. Alternatively, you can mix water with an all-purpose cleaning agent and apply it on the windows using a bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly and leave it to dry.
3. Clean the kitchen cabinets and appliances
When it comes to our health, the kitchen is one of the most crucial areas. To clean the kitchen, start by wiping the cabinets and countertops with a wet cloth, starting from the stove tops down to the lower areas. Go ahead and clean your kitchen appliances, including the dishwasher, refrigerator, toaster and microwave. Once done, wash and dry the pans, pots and other kitchen utensils. You can use baking soda or lime to scrub off dirt and stains on the sink and other surfaces. Finish by sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor. For top-notch results, you can book our one-off cleaning service.
4. Don’t forget the bathrooms
Before cleaning the bathrooms, remove all items placed around the shower cabin or bathtub. Start by cleaning the bathroom walls using warm water an all-purpose cleaner. Brush off the dirt and rinse again with water. Clean the shower, tub, sink and toilet with a grout cleaner and rinse thoroughly to ensure they are stainless. For the toilet seat, you can also consider making a replacement- it’s healthy and won’t cost too much. Do not forget to clean the faucets, drains and soap dishes.
5. Finish by tidying up bedrooms
The bedrooms should not take too much of your time or effort. You only need to make your bed and change the sheets and pillowcases. Additionally, arrange your furniture and organize things scattered on the table tops and drawers. You can freshen up the rooms by spraying a not-so-strong, sweet-scented air freshener.
There you got it- 5 super easy tips that you can use to keep the house clean every day. Nothing feels good like returning home to a well-organized home. If you need assistance with home cleaning, get in touch with us, and we will set you up on a domestic cleaning program that meets your needs.