There is an endless supply of tips and hacks online to help you figure out how to keep your house clean and organized. Unfortunately, it’s tough to find tips that are actually useful and practical. (And not cheesy, or time-consuming or for mega DIYers!) So let’s cut to the chase — if you’re ready for some common sense, regular-person-friendly tips, keep reading!
These are not just tips for cleaning and organizing your house. They are lifestyle changes you’ll need to make to take your home from messy to wa-lah! And keep it that way!
It does not matter whether you need to clean your house or organize an area. The very first step will always be to declutter! What can you throw away? What’s just taking up space? What doesn’t belong? How did it end up there in the first place? What no longer serves a purpose?
HOW TO GET STARTED:
Hard to let go? I get it. Sometimes it’s hard to get rid of items because of the history or memories associated with them. Try putting a layer between you and the items you’re sorting. You can try something as simple as wearing gloves or call a friend to actually get rid of the items for you.
Laundry is a headache for most people I know. The most common thing I hear is that there’s just too much of it to handle! Let’s solve this problem once & for all!
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The true spirit of minimalism is simply having items you truly need & discarding what no longer serves a purpose in your life. By making an intentional effort to lead a lifestyle that revolves around getting rid of things you’ve outgrown, you can focus on creating not just a home, but a life that is neat, clean and expresses your current mood and personality.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Whether you hate or love to clean, having nice tools will certainly make cleaning wildly enjoyable! Spend a few extra dollars on a better vacuum and you’ll see what you’ve been missing out on.
Look on YouTube for “cleaning routines” and you won’t be disappointed. Making or finding a cleaning routine is a great place to start if you feel like you need a little help meeting your cleaning goals. Just remember that you’ll need to perform the routine quite frequently in order for it to really “stick” and become natural.
It’s always recommended to buy furniture that doubles as storage, but I want to give you a word of caution. Sometimes, having too many storage options can turn into trouble so just make sure you’re storing items that add value to your life and not junk.
One surefire way to keep the kitchen clean is simply to not use it so often! Sure, that may be easier said than done but let’s look at the obvious. If you are in the kitchen cooking a 3-course meal every night, you’re going to have a kitchen that requires a heck of a lot of clean-up.
HOW MEAL PREPPING CAN SAVE YOUR HANDS
The more time you spend meal prepping, the less time you’ll have to spend cooking and consequently, cleaning. Pick a day when you have some serious time and cook 2-3 meals that you can alternate throughout the week. Warming up leftovers and washing a few plates sure beats having to clean the entire kitchen on any day!
No matter how clean or messy your house is, stains will always stick out like a sore thumb! The next time you get a stain on your shirt, sofa, carpet or wherever, be ready by always having a stain remover ready to grab. Stains scream dirty so lets make sure we don’t let stains hang around!
Your home is your castle, but that doesn’t mean you can live without order your majesty! If your house is unorganized and dirty, you can easily get it cleaned once you know where to start. But in order to keep it clean and organized, you’re going to need to set some rules!
A FEW GOOD HOUSERULES
The people you see that have seemingly perfect homes don’t get them by wishing for them – they work for it but it’s easier to do than you think! Here are a few good rules to follow:
Rule #1: Do not wear outdoor shoes in the house.
Rule #2: Limit eating & drinking to designated areas.
Rule #3: Do not leave dishes in the sink overnight.
Do you think that anyone you perceive to be great at something got there while glued to their phone or television? Nope. They didn’t. Believe it or not, this is the secret to being great at anything — dedicating uninterrupted time to “focus”.
TV, your phone and social media are distracting & take up soo much of your time! If you’ve ever wondered why you’re struggling to get the house cleaned or finish anything on your to-do list, this is for you! Unplug so that you can actually focus on the task at hand whether it be cleaning or anything else!
HOW TO UNPLUG AND FOCUS ON CLEANING