Keeping the house clean on a consistent basis can seem like quite the daunting task. Further, it feels like a never-ending task, one that is always stacking up. If you've ever asked "how do I keep my house clean?", then follow our 5 simple steps below.
Though a dirty house may seem like a daunting task to clean, maybe even a day-long chore, we are here to tell you that by following these simple steps, you can keep your house clean easily and without much effort.
This method will help you to clean the whole house in less than 2 hours, and it will help you to make sure it stays clean. Read on for these two important steps to keeping your house clean, and a room-by-room guide on how to use them.
Cleaning your house is a process, but there is a simple five-step guide to keeping your house clean quickly, easily, and efficiently keeping it that way.
Let's break down the process of keeping your house clean with a room-by-room guide.
In your bedrooms, it is good to begin by stripping the beds first thing. Combine the linens with any dirty laundry, and place the hamper outside the door. If there's trash or clutter that needs to be removed, bag it up and sit it outside the door as well.
Then, just like the process says, clean from left to right, top to bottom, finishing up by vacuuming yourself out the door. For faster cleaning, use a top notch vacuum with lots of suction, so you don't have to double back on your work. Then you can make the bed again, and you're all done.
In bathrooms, there is a logical order to cleaning. Since foaming shower cleaner and toilet bowl cleaners need to sit, spray these on first thing. Then, while they are doing their jobs, you can work on cleaning mirrors, counters, and sinks.
If there is a wastebasket, bag the contents and sit it outside the door. Once these tasks are done, you should be ready to wipe down the shower and scrub that toilet. Finally, clean up the floors with a mop or vacuum, and clean your way right out the door, taking the trash on your way.
The most dreaded room to clean may be the kitchen. Start with dishes - load the dishwasher or clean the dishes first, so that you can fill your sink with hot soapy water. Before you begin your cleaning sweep, go ahead and make sure the kitchen trash can is emptied and the bag placed outside the door.
You can use this to wipe down cabinets and other surfaces, working from the top down, left to right. Use surface cleaners where applicable, and give the floors a mop or vacuum last thing. Work your way out the door, and take out the trash when you've finished. You won't believe you were able to clean your house so quickly!
Allen Michael is the Founder and Editor of Home Viable, a website that he started to provide readers with tips on home efficiency and automation. He draws on his engineering background combined with his family-of-four experiences for his articles.