Having a consistently clean home is no easy task. Staying on top of cleaning tasks can be difficult when you’re busy or after a long day at work. But there are a few simple ways to keep your home clean, even if you’re bad at cleaning or just don’t like to put in much time to cleaning your home. Having a consistently clean home can help your state of mind and impress your guests.
Below I’ll share with you a few ways you can keep your home clean on a consistent basis.
Clean Every Day
Cleaning just a little bit every day is the best way to keep your home clean every day. This doesn’t mean that you need to clean the whole house each and every day. Just by putting things where they belong can help reduce clutter throughout your home. Cleaning dishes after every meal is another great way to help the cleanliness of your home. Besides, there’s nothing prettier than an empty sink.
Put Things Away
One of the fastest ways to turn your freshly cleaned home into a cluttered mess is to not put things away. It may mean you need to take an extra few steps and a little more time, but once you’re finished with an item, put it back in its home. Over time you’ll begin to notice that your house isn’t as cluttered anymore and regular cleaning doesn’t seem like such a chore.
Laundry Every Day
If you’re anything like me, you wait until you are out of clothes before you decide to finally do the laundry. This means that you’ll probably spend an entire weekend washing, drying, and folding – which is no proper way to spend a weekend. A habit I’ve picked up recently that has really helped me, is I run a load whenever one will fit in the washing machine. I’ll load it up and turn the washer on in the morning before work and switch it over to the dryer when I get home. I then fold everything after dinner. This takes a little time out of my evenings some days, but it’s better than spending my precious weekend doing laundry.
Upholstery cleaning is one of the best ways for you to keep your home looking and smelling fresh. Since your furniture is probably some of the biggest features of your room, it can become very noticeable if they’re getting dirty. Every six months or so, I like to call in my local Phoenix upholstery cleaning company to freshen up my home’s couch and recliner.
Before you put your home on the market, you want it to be the best it can possibly be. Doing a thorough and detailed cleaning of your home not only t improves the value of your home, but it also gives its new owners peace of mind when it comes to worrying about cleanliness and past ownership.
Some things are obvious when it comes to cleaning when putting your home up on the market, like carpet cleaning, hardwood buffing, and painting – but there are a few things that aren’t quite so obvious.
Below I want to share with you a few cleaning tips that you should consider when selling your home.
Air Duct Cleaning
Many people forget about their vents and duct work when clean. For the most part, we never notice them and always just assume everything is just the way it should be. However, air duct cleaning is a great way to improve the air quality in your home.
Over time dust collects inside of your duct work, which gets blown into the living area of your home whenever your AC or heating is turned on. This can be especially bad for those with allergies and are sensitive when it comes to dust in the air.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Like air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning is very important to maintaining a safe and healthy home. The main benefit of dryer vent cleaning is the prevention from accidental home fires. As we run our dryer, lint slowly sneaks past the filter and collects inside of the duct work. Having your dryer vent cleaned regularly is one of the best ways to prevent unfortunate disasters in your home and something future buyers will surely appreciate.
Over time, our homes collect dirt, pollen, and other things that alter the color of our homes. Pressure washing the exterior of our homes can really bring out the true color and appeal to potential buyers. Don’t stop at your home’s siding though; power washing the driveway, patio and deck can also improve the look of your home.
Talk to your realtor about any other ideas that may really set your home apart. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.