Good housekeeping habits can keep your home in tip-top shape any time of the day. While it may seem to be overwhelming, developing these habits daily makes them become second nature. It is by no means an easy task. It takes self-discipline and commitment to keep your house clean and tidy. If you have family, these habits must extend to them as well, or you may end up doing a lot more than you should. Thankfully, today’s world offers modern implements that help us with our daily household chores.
These are some of the good habits to develop that will make you proud of your well-maintained home.
Your living room is where you entertain guests and where your family spends most of their time at home. This is why it has to remain uncluttered and pleasant to look at. Ideally, dusting and vacuuming your living room should be done twice a week. However, you can do it more often, depending on the daily traffic in the room. When it comes to clutter, ensure that you get it cleared before calling it a night. Keep everything organised. Always keep magazines in racks, books on shelves, and have attractive baskets for remote controls or any other items you typically have in your living room.
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home and needs special attention. This is because it is easier for mildew and bacteria to grow here. Wipe your shower walls each time you use it, to keep it dry. An excellent investment would be a walk in shower enclosure. It is much easier to clean and adds style and beauty to the bathroom as well. Ensure that bathroom floors are always dry to avoid slipping. Keep the bathroom sink dry too, and wipe away toothpaste and soap stains after using it. If you use your bathroom counters when putting makeup on, it is best to clean up residue left behind.
A cluttered and disorganised bedroom is not only unattractive but does not set the suitable atmosphere for relaxation. Start by ensuring that your bed is made after you get up. Keep closets tidy by folding clothes properly. Don’t leave used clothes on beds or chairs. Put them in the laundry basket where they belong. Clean clothes must be stored immediately. Your shoes must also be stored properly. Keep the bedroom dresser organised, ridding it of unnecessary items that only clutter it up.
When it comes to your kitchen, cleanliness is a must since food preparation is done here. Ensure that your kitchen counters are always kept clean and dry after each use. Avoid leaving leftovers out. Instead, keep them in containers and store in the fridge. Wipe any spills immediately, whether on the counters or floor. Dirty dishes must be washed and stored after meals are done. Empty trash bins as well.
Involve your family and help them develop the same habits so you can ensure that everyone does their part in keeping your home well-maintained.
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