According to the American Cleaning Institute, the average American spends six hours each week doing housework. Fifty-Two percent of Americans rate the bathroom as the most dreaded place to clean, followed closely by the kitchen at 23%.
We all desire a clean and organized home. Here are some great tips to keep your house looking great.
How to Have a Clean and Organized Home
We all wish we had house cleaning services to take care of our housekeeping needs. Even when services are used, most people keep their homes neat between appointments. One of the easiest ways to keep your house looking good is to clean as you go.
When you arrive home hang up your coat and put your shoes away. Train your children to do the same. Keep the closet organized so everyone can find their mittens, hat, umbrella, and car keys.
An over-the-door organizer is a great solution for keeping these small items organized. Put each person’s name on one pocket to put their personal items.
Make your bed every morning when you get out of it. This makes a huge difference in how the room looks. When you take your clothes off at night, either hang them up or put them into the hamper immediately.
Teach your children to make their beds. This can be simply pulling the covers up to the top. Don’t worry about the lumps, praise the effort. Give each child their own pop-up-hamper to put their clothes into it each night.
Toys take a lot of space and easy clean-up makes it more likely kids will participate. This heavy-duty triple storage bin is designed for sports equipment but makes a perfect storage solution for a child’s stuffed animals, dolls, and other toys.
Keep cleaning supplies in the bathroom and do touch-ups when things start to look bad. If family members have the counter strewn with bottles, brushes, and appliances, consider an over-the-door organizer with a pocket for each family member to hold their cosmetics. This will make the counter easier to wipe down and keep clean.
Depending on how many loads of laundry you do per week, try doing one load per day. That means completing the entire load and putting it away.
Pop-up-hampers are inexpensive. Have two for each child. One to leave in the laundry room with their dirty things, and one to take back to their bedroom. That keeps dirty clothes off the laundry room floor.
All Around the House
Write out a cleaning list each week. Work on completing at least one task every day. Cross them off as they are done. You will feel motivated by seeing what you have accomplished.
Before leaving any room look around for anything you can pick up and put away. Make sure the task is completed. Do not carry a dish to the kitchen and leave it on the counter, put it immediately in the dishwasher.
An Organized Home
Everyone wants a clean and organized home. Cleaning and organizing everything from the storage shed, garage, and basement through the main home can be cumbersome. Take a look at other blogs on our website for more great tips for a clean and happy home.