House cleaning on a regular basis is very important to maintain cleanliness, minimize germs and keep up a tidy household overall. House cleaners are not always an option so how do we know what to clean, when to clean it and how? Look no further! Here is the ultimate checklist including tips for keeping a tidy home!
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PUT ON SOME MUSIC
It is widely believed that music can increase productivity, especially when that activity is tidying up your home. So, before you get to work, throw on an upbeat, lively playlist to immediately boost your mood. House cleaning is rarely fun, but you can make it fun with your favorite tunes blasting in the background!
START WITH A TIDY HOME
Before breaking out the cleaning wipes and scrubbing away at the kitchen counter. It is always best to pick up anything lying around that can interrupt your cleaning process. Start by doing a clean sweep of all clutter that is left around the house. Put clothes back in your closet, pick up loose papers, and place any leftover dishes into the dishwasher. This primary step can help you begin with a clean slate and efficiently clean without any distractions.
Perhaps the most common buildup of messes that builds up around the house is dust. Start with a microfiber cloth and walk through your home, wiping surfaces that are most commonly known to collect dust. Microfiber cloths are the best dusters because they are able to collect more dust and keep it on the cloth without transferring it to other surfaces. While feather dusters are another dusting tool, they are more likely to just move the dust from the surface to the surface rather than collect and eliminate it. Microfiber cloths can also be washed and reused, eliminating waste for you and the environment.
Whether your floors are hardwood, tile, carpet or a combination of the three, good vacuuming throughout your home is always a great practice when home cleaning. Check your bag/compartment to make sure it isn’t already full and be sure you are using the correct settings/attachments needed.
It is best to begin at the farthest part of your home and make your way toward the entrance, rinsing out your mop as often as needed. Be sure to get behind tables, floor lamps, couches, and any other movable objects that can often create a build-up of clutter over time.