Getting your house in tip-top shape can seem like a never-ending battle. As soon as you get one area of your home clean, another area seems to be messy. If house cleaning seems like a constant chore, you are not alone. If you want to make the most of your house cleaning routine, you need to first establish a routine. Most people tackle housework as it comes up; meaning, they see a pile of clothes and they pick it up. Instead, why not trying having a place for that pile of clothes to live? Here are our best house cleaning tips to help you get a routine started and cut down on the amount of work you have to do on a regular basis.
Before you can tackle the big mess, think about the little things in your home that are likely adding to the amount of dust and dirt in your home. Did you know that lampshades are a real source of dust in many homes, especially fabric lampshades? If you have fabric lampshades, be sure to clean them every now and then to keep the dust to a minimum. Other things to keep in mind include cleaning your window blinds. Many people will remove their window blinds and clean them in a bathtub. Not only is this time consuming and could increase the likelihood of running the blinds, clean the blinds with a soft cloth and warm water to remove dirt and grime, especially in the kitchen.
Cleaning your ceiling fans and the trim around your floorboards is another way to cut down on dust and help you maintain a clean home. Because we tend to focus on the big messes we see on a regular basis, the small things go left undone for longer periods of time. You might be surprised by what cleaning the fans and floorboards can do for your motivation to clean the rest of your home. Even if you are picking up surface messes, like dirty laundry on the floor, or scraping crumbs into the compost, you may still have a sense that your house is not as clean as it could be. This is where these little tips can help you. If you want more help, hiring a qualified house cleaning service can really go a long way to help you get your home in top working order.
Another way to increase the cleanliness of your home and reduce the bigger cleaning jobs is to remove mildew buildup on the range hood in the kitchen, as well as the bathroom area. Mildew can build up over time from heat, moisture, and grease. If left untreated, it can soak deep into surfaces and cause staining. Plus, that dirt would be caked on pretty good and be really hard to get off, so clean it off regularly to keep your range hood, and bathroom, looking and feeling clean.
Finally, before you vacuum any floors, be sure to sweep up the corners and under the rugs to get the dust bunnies out into the open where the vacuum cleaner can get at the dirty easier. To be sure you have gotten all of the dirt, give the floors a quick mop to lift the stuck on dirt and grime that you might find near the oven or stovetop in your kitchen, as well as the floor in the bathroom. Give these tips a try, and you’ll notice a difference in the way your home feels for sure.