The tips in this article are intended for the whole family because keeping the house clean is a shared responsibility. Everyone can participate, even young children. There's no reason that only mom has to clean the whole house, even though she's not the only one living there. After all, if everyone enjoys the comforts of the house, that means everyone has to take care of it. It's not possible to change a person overnight, but by applying some of the tips given in this article to your daily life, even the most messy of people will slowly begin to change. Installing a filtration system for the stove will make the job easier because you don't have to clean the stove and the house as often. Dust will not appear.
Step 1. Clean up anything messy right away
After a while, this behavior will become a habit. If you put off doing it, you're more likely to forget.
Step 2. Make it a habit to clean up after you've done something
This will save time and keep the house clean and tidy. For example, you can wash the dishes while you cook to avoid piles of dirty dishes after eating together.
Step 3. Take 15 minutes every day to clean the house
You may be tempted to clean the whole house at once, and if you can afford it, that's great! However, most people cannot set aside a full day for this purpose. Therefore, start with the kitchen and bathroom. Both of these rooms should always be clean and germ-free. Set a goal to clean these two rooms and keep them clean. After the condition of the room is neat and orderly, try to clean it every time you use it so that its tidiness is maintained.
Step 4. Prepare bags/boxes to store items that are not used or needed anymore, such as clothes, toys, books, or other items
Write down each item along with the date you put it in your pocket, and after 7 days throw it away. You can donate the items, sell them or throw them away. Anyway, you have to get rid of it! The goal is to get rid of piles of stuff, not just move them somewhere else.
Step 5. Do some cleaning during ad impressions
If you're watching TV, invite everyone to stand during a commercial to do simple tasks like putting shoes on a shelf, hanging jackets and school bags, and so on. If three people do such a small task 3-4 times during a hour event, it's the same as cleaning the house for 1 hour! In addition, each family member will feel they are playing games, not working.
Method 1 of 4: Keeping the Kitchen Clean
Step 1. Never go to bed before cleaning the kitchen
Even if you can't wash the dishes after eating together, make sure the kitchen is clean before you go to bed so that work doesn't pile up the next morning.
Step 2. Clean the sink
Every day after dinner, wash the dishes that have accumulated throughout the day. If you have a dishwasher, put in dirty dishes and other utensils and start the machine. If you don't have one, put the dishes on a rack to dry after hand washing. Once the sink is empty, wipe it down with soap and a napkin to disinfect and clean it. Rinse with water. It only takes a few minutes to do it.
Step 3. Spray the cleaning product on the stove, counter and counter surfaces
Then, wipe with a paper towel or clean cloth. Make sure you clean any stains or food debris that gets stuck while doing this. This job only takes a few minutes.
Step 4. Check the kitchen floor and make sure there are no stains or spills
Use the same rag to clean it. You don't need to spray any more cleaning products on, unless the stain is really hard to clean. This job will take about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Step 5. Sweep the floor if necessary
If you see food particles or dirt, you should clean them before they accumulate. Take 1-2 minutes to sweep the floor.
Step 6. Establish rules at home that require everyone to participate
If someone enters the kitchen to grab a snack, explain that it's their responsibility to leave the kitchen clean when they're done.
Method 2 of 4: Keeping the Bathroom Clean
Step 1. Spray some glass cleaner on the mirror if you see stains
Use a paper towel or cloth to quickly wipe the mirror. This job only takes a few seconds and if the mirror is clean, you can skip this step. You can do this when you clean the bathroom thoroughly.
Step 2. Wipe the sink with the napkin used to clean the mirror
If the mirror doesn't need cleaning, you can simply spray the cleaning product on the sink and faucet and wipe it off. Don't spend more than 30 seconds on this task, unless you find a stubborn stain that needs attention.
Step 3. Wipe the tub (if you have one) with the cloth used to clean the sink and mirror
Then, clean the toilet seat and the rim of the bowl. Make sure you clean the toilet last. This task only takes 1 minute.
Step 4. Scrub the toilet bowl with a brush if you see a water circle stain
This job takes about 30 seconds. If the stain is left, you will have to work longer to clean it later. If there are no stains, skip this step.
Step 5. Spray an all-purpose cleaner on the shower cubicle or curtain wall, then wipe with a clean, dry cloth
Once you get used to it, it only takes you 1 minute and you don't have to spend a lot of time scrubbing off any soap residue that builds up.
Method 3 of 4: Keeping the Bedroom Clean
Step 1. Take 2 minutes to make the bed
If you're in a hurry, pull a thick blanket over the messy sheets and flatten them out. However, you'll be using it for quite some time.
Step 2. Hang up the clothes you wear all day or throw them in the dirty laundry basket
Take a minute to remove jewelry and accessories to keep your room tidy.
Step 3. Tidy up the nightstand from the previous night's mess
Get rid of glasses, magazines, or other items you don't need at the bedside and put them in their proper place. This task only takes 30 seconds.
Method 4 of 4: Keeping the Living Room Clean
Step 1. Straighten the sofa
Get rid of unused toys, books, or items and pat the seat cushions. Fold the blanket and place it back in its place. This step takes 1-2 minutes, but is very important to keep the room tidy.
Step 2. Wipe the countertop with a clean cloth to remove any crumbs, fingerprints, or water stains
Taking 1 minute for this step will significantly lighten the workload when you need to do a thorough cleaning.
Step 3. Use a portable vacuum cleaner to remove dirt, food residue, or other debris from the floor or carpet
take 1-2 minutes for this task, and don't forget to vacuum the surfaces of sofas and chairs if necessary.
Step 4. Get rid of items lying on the floor
Set aside 4-5 minutes to put away toys, books, games, or other items that don't belong in the right place. After this last step, your home interior will look neat and clean.
- Make a to-do list and cross it off once you've finished it. This step prevents you from forgetting any tasks and other family members will be able to see what tasks haven't been completed. That way, they know what can be done to help.
- Even though everyone is different and works at their own pace, “everyone” can participate!
- The day before the garbage is removed, check the contents of the refrigerator. Throw away any old food or unused condiments. If a bottle of olives has been in the corner of the refrigerator for 2 years, it's time to throw it away. Check the expiration date on bottles of sauces and other condiments. Clear all shelves. Since the trash will be picked up the next day, you don't have to worry about it starting to smell bad.
- After the garbage collector picks up the trash, you should spray bleach on the outside of the trash can and rinse it with a water hose. The odor will be reduced and will not attract insects. Before you install the trash bag, spray the inside of the trash can and the lid with bug spray. You may experience this kind of problem during the rainy season, but doing so can prevent the smell from stinging your nose.
- Every time you open the refrigerator, try to throw away something old or unused. Over time, you will get used to it and avoid unpleasant surprises in the future.
- All householders must participate. There is no reason for anyone not to help, unless he or she is physically and mentally incapable. Even a 6 month old baby can be taught to start putting his toys in the toy box. Invite everyone to participate and keep the house tidy!
- You can change the curtains regularly, take them to the dry cleaners and store them before reuse.
- Try taking pictures of the house after tidying it up. If you have to clean it, take the photo out so you know where to put things which will save time!