Maintaining an organized home may seem like an impossible feat, particularly if you have a busy family and/or work full-time, but with some organization and helpful tips in place it becomes much simpler.
Add these daily habits to your cleaning regimen, and you can be ready for guests without having to rush.
Organize Your Space
One of the keys to keeping a tidy home is getting organized, and to help yourself do that more easily it’s a good idea to assign one day per week for each room or chore you need to tackle – for example on Monday you might throw away expired food and wipe down countertops, while Tuesday could be dedicated to decluttering your living room.
Once you’ve created an organizational system for your space, ensure it works effectively by investing in storage products that meet your needs – hanging organizers in closets and drawers; furniture with built-in storage; etc.
Set aside space for items you use daily, such as mail and folders in a bin or basket; bookbags on shelves; backpacks stored under shelves; lunchboxes stored in kitchen drawers or on countertops – that will prevent cluttering of surfaces with unnecessary objects.
Once your things are organized, it’s essential to maintain them. Much like gardening, keeping things tidy requires regular upkeep in order to prevent weeds from taking over and clutter from building up – from coffee cups on countertops to piles of laundry or an unneeded paperclip in drawers – which all add up over time. Make it part of your daily routine to put items back where they belong!
Think carefully about creating a system of decluttering that fits you; for example, some individuals find stacked bins unhelpful while open bins may work better for others.
Establish weekly and monthly household habits to help stay on top of things, like scheduling “cleaning” tasks on Tuesday or setting aside an hour every night or morning to tidy up. A few simple cleaning and organization habits will save time and stress in the long run!
Make It a Habit
Start small when it comes to cleaning, and repeat an easy task every day – for instance if you clean your kitchen every morning take the time to wipe down countertops and appliances as well as throw out old food – it will only take minutes and will make keeping your home tidy easier than ever!
An essential daily task to maintain the cleanliness of your home is storing items as soon as you use them. Failing to put items away quickly after use is one of the main sources of disarray; leaving things lying around will only create chaos when it’s time for cleaning!
Many cozy members find that listening to podcasts or reading a book while they clean can help keep them focused and motivated – making their task less tedious and more pleasurable! This approach also makes cleaning much less of a chore!
Create a Schedule
Establish a cleaning routine that fits with your lifestyle. Adjust it as necessary as time goes on.
If your home is large, consider creating cleaning zones based on which rooms you visit frequently to help make maintaining a tidy home easier and faster by tackling one zone at a time.
Create a daily routine, such as making the bed, sweeping floors and wiping surfaces clean – these tasks will prevent dust build-up in your home and help it look neat and tidy.
Be sure to include a monthly deep cleaning task as part of your routine. This gives you an opportunity to access areas out of sight such as nooks and crannies, vacuum upholstered furniture and inspect curtains for staining. If you live with others in your household or family unit, divide up cleaning responsibilities based on each person’s individual preferences and abilities – this way everyone’s responsibilities are fulfilled without feelings of failure when tasks remain incomplete.