Small Tweaks That Will Make Your Home Easier To Maintain
Are you fed up with spending what feels like an age cleaning and maintaining your home? You’re not alone.
Many people struggle to keep up with the demands of the home. It can be even worse when you have a family to clean up after, too.
Here are some small tweaks you can make that could make your home far easier to maintain in the long run.
Reduce Your Clutter
One of the easiest ways to make your home easier to maintain is to reduce the amount of clutter within your home.
If you have clutter all over the place, not only do you have more items to look after and keep tidy, you also take up valuable space with items that you may not even need or use.
Here are some pointers to declutter effectively:
- Think about the items that really bring you joy. Use Marie Kondo’s method of picking up an item and noticing how you feel about it. If it doesn’t immediately spark joy, and you don’t use it, you should get rid of it.
- Get rid of any item that you don’t find beautiful or useful. Only bring items into your home that are beautiful or useful – be pickier!
- Ask somebody with an objective viewpoint to help you. They may be able to give you some valuable pointers.
Invest In Better Storage Options
Once you’ve gotten rid of clutter, you can then invest in better storage options. It’s better to do this once you’ve gotten rid of your items. You may end up purchasing the wrong kind of storage, or more than you need.
It’s always a good idea to have various storage solutions for your needs.
Having hooks hung up behind cupboard doors can help you to maximize space. For example, as can stacking storage.
Get Rid of Carpet
Carpets can actually be pretty hard to work with. Unless you’re planning on investing in a good carpet cleaner or a professional clean semi-regularly.
A hardwood floor is far easier to clean and doesn’t hold onto smells and toxins like a carpet does.
They also stain easily, so families with young kids and even pets may want to avoid them. They can be okay for small areas and areas that don’t get a lot of foot traffic.
In other rooms, hardwood is often a better choice.
Create A Capsule Wardrobe
When you take the time to create a capsule wardrobe, you will have less clothing cluttering up floors and chairs.
You’ll also have less washing, drying, and ironing to do.
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Plus, it’s far easier to get dressed in the morning! It can take some time to do this, and you need to get into the habit of only buying things you really need.
That way, you can keep them for the long term.
Leave Cleaning Products In The Correct Rooms
Instead of having all of your cleaning products in one place, keep your bathroom cleaning products in the bathroom, for example.
I hope these tips can help you make maintaining your home much easier.
Do you have any ideas for tweaks that make maintaining your home easier?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.