Why are Home Cleaning Habits Important?

You know what they say about an apple a day. Well, developing the home cleaning habits we’ve listed below will help keep the dirt and dust away. While you’ll still need to deep clean your home from time to time, following these tips every single day will keep your house sparkling.

1. Take Off Your Shoes at the Door

Shoes track dirt, dust, and grime throughout your house, so leave them by the door. You may want to hang up a sign directing guests to remove their shoes and provide a convenient area to place them. Read more about how to improve your indoor air quality here

2. Make Your Bed

Don’t let a day go by without making your bed. Even if there’s clutter in the rest of your bedroom, this simple task has a way of pulling everything together.

3. Squeegee Your Shower

After every shower, use a squeegee on the shower door and walls to prevent buildup.

4. Wash Your Bathroom Sink

Keep a container of cleansing wipes in your bathroom cabinet and wipe down the sink after you’ve brushed your teeth.

5. Wipe Down Your Kitchen Counters

Use an all-purpose cleaner or a homemade cleanser—try three parts water to one part vinegar and a little almond oil dishwashing liquid.

6. Clean Up as You Go

This one is especially helpful when you’re cooking. Try washing dishes and countertops while you’re waiting for something that’s baking in the oven or cooking on the stovetop. After your meal, your family will only need to rinse off their dishes and place them in the dishwasher, and you’ll have a clean kitchen!

7. Use the Swiffer Before Going to Bed

It only takes a few minutes to quickly Swiffer high-traffic areas. Devoting some time to this every night can make your major clean up much easier and help get rid of dust in your home.

8. Involve the Entire Family in a Before-Bed Cleaning Session

Instill home cleaning habits in your whole family—it’s easier to get the kids involved when they see it as a group activity. Have everyone pick up bookbags, hang up jackets, sort the mail, and gather pet toys. You’ll feel happier waking up to a clean house in the morning.

9.Put Your Clothes Where They Belong

Do you have a chair in your bedroom that ends up covered in clothes? No more! At the end of the day, put dirty clothes in the laundry basket and hang up any clean ones. When you’re ready to get dressed in the morning, fold your pajamas and put them away before you move on to the rest of your daily routine.

Home Inspections and Beyond wants you to get the most enjoyment out of your home, and that starts with your home inspection. We offer our inspection and testing services to Brunswick County, NC and the greater Wilmington area. Contact us to inquire about our services.

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