This week, we’ll begin by diving right back into the topic of good cleaning habits, and how they help our homes stay cleaner than ever. We’ll also explore a few ways that keeping our houses organised makes it easier for ourselves (and others) to clean our homes. Beginning the day with good habits is an important start, but what else goes into cultivating good habits for cleaning our homes?
Organisation Helps the Cleaning Process
Good cleaning habits can also include good organisational habits. How is this? And how does it “help” when it comes to keeping your home clean? How does organising improve the cleaning process when others, even a professional home cleaning crew, clean your home? Items in disarray are more scattered. They’re not consolidated, and they tend to lie about in a haphazard way. When you or others, such as Maid to Shine, come to clean your home, it makes it harder to clean when it isn’t organised. You have to either pick up the clutter to be able to clean, or you have to work around it. Picking up the clutter to clean whatever is beneath or behind can use up a lot of valuable time. It’s time that could have been used to clean instead of organising just to clean. If you have to work around it, then whatever is beneath or behind is skipped and isn’t being cleaned. It defeats the purpose of the cleaning.
To help the cleaning process go even smoother and be more thorough, develop organisational habits that prevent this from happening. Put things away once you’ve finished with them, and find a place for everything. Have a place for paper products such as letters, bills, important documents, etc. Don’t let this build and sit in a pile in various places around the house. Keep them in their proper place the second they come into your house. Put your shoes, coats, and clothes away in their proper place once you’ve finished using them, and keeping your kitchen functionally organised can be a great aid too! This sort of organisation will help you and your maid service clean your home more thoroughly and with greater ease.
Clean and Organise as You Go
Clean once you’ve finished something. Keep organised regularly. Sometimes when we are in a hurry it can be easy to form poor habits by tossing the shoes in a pile at the door and throwing clothes on the floor. But taking a few seconds to put everything away immediately, or organising our spaces once we’ve finished a project helps in keeping our homes clean. There won’t be extra time spent to put it away later if the pile or habit has spiralled out of control. Cleaning up and organising right away is one of the best habits to form to prevent things from getting out of hand. Put everything in the kitchen back in it’s place after a meal has been prepared and served. When spills and splatters happen, wipe down surfaces then and there.
Keep Regular Habits
Regularly cleaning is another really great habit to form since it prevents chores from building up and becoming a monstrous hassle later. This includes little things like dusting and vacuuming regularly so that dust and dirt don’t accumulate and make a bigger mess to clean. Clean out the fridge about once a week to dispose of expired food so that it doesn’t sit in there too long. Wash loads of laundry every day, or every other day, or as regularly as is helpful to you.
Ultimately, consistency in the habits we form is the most important thing to remember, and hopefully these habits will make it easier for us to keep our homes cleaner.