Getting your home tidy can be tough with all the other responsibilities we have in our adult lives. Often times cleaning is seen as a never-ending, overwhelming task that as soon as you are done straightening up, your home is suddenly a disaster once again. So in order to keep your home tidy, try following these 3 simple steps to end the messy cycle.
I know this sounds pretty crazy but this step is actually quite simple. Check it out. Start by making three piles: donate, discard, and keep. Then, sort. If you haven’t worn something in the past year and a half, chances are you won’t wear it later. So, put that item in the donate pile. Anything that is broken and/or worn out needs to get tossed into the discard pile. Then, once you have the keep pile you can organize back into their designated spaces.
2. Tidy a little every day
It seems like the simplest of tasks but cleaning everyday can make all the difference. We’re not saying you have to scrub the floors every day, but consider wiping the shower down after you bathe. Or put the mail up after looking at it. Doing something small each day will allow you to avoid the huge task of cleaning once a week for 18 hours. Whether that means making your bed everyday, or picking up items off the floor when you leave the room. Little tasks like these allow your space to look so much cleaner.
3. Clean as you Cook
This is a game changer right here! The kitchen can get out of control quickly, especially when food scraps, dirty dishes, pots and pans start adding up. That’s why cleaning as you cook is important. It makes it so you can avoid the daunting task at the very end of cooking (and we know how horrifying that task feels). I know how easy it is to let dishes pile and the sink be enclosed with dirty dishes, but its not the best environment if you’re trying to avoid fruit flies. So as you’re cooking, clean the dishes or put them in the dishwasher once you’re done using them. Consider wiping down the counters and cabinets after you cook a meal. Then, once you’re all done you can celebrate in how much better your home feels with a clean kitchen and a home cooked meal.
Let’s face it, you don’t have the time to spend your entire life keeping your home clean. Whether or not your home is an apartment or house, keeping your space tidy on a regular basis just got a whole lot easier. If you have any other tips or tricks on keeping the home tidy and clean let us know in the comments below!