Top House Cleaning Hacks
Our homes have the potential to enhance our mood and sense of well-being or, quite frankly, do the opposite! This is why you’ll want your home to be kept as zen as possible for you and your family to reap the benefits. While it’s often hard to stay on top of cleaning chores, let’s consider some top house cleaning hacks that can prove to be both quick and definitely worth your time!
Start at the top
When you are doing a deep clean of your home, you’ll want to make sure that you are always starting from the ceiling and working your way down to the floor. This is going to save you a lot of time. If you start with the floors and other lower areas, you’ll end up with dust and dirt on them all over again when you clean the higher parts of your rooms.
Make sure you consider the products you are using. It’s always a good thing to use products that are best for the health of you and your family. As well as the environment. Avoid traditional cleaning products that contain toxic chemicals. They will only end up in lakes and rivers when they are washed down the drains.
It’s better to go for non-toxic or biodegradable cleaners. Also, consider investing in a steam cleaner. They only use hot water vapour and are entirely natural. Steam cleaners can be used across lots of different areas- from bathrooms to kitchens and outdoor areas too.
Sometimes cleaning hacks aren’t the only things to consider. When it comes to having a healthy home, you won’t want to forget about the air inside. For instance, if your house is prone to humidity and dampness. Maybe you’ve noticed a mold-like smell that lingers in some rooms. You might want to consider getting a dehumidifier to help you sort out this problem.
If your air lacks humidity and your space is generally too dry, then you might have the opposite problem. You may have to look into getting a humidifier instead. Sites like All The Stuff provide some great info at helping you to decide if you need one and which one works best.
Ditch the clutter
Having a house that is too cluttered can make it hard to give your house a deep clean. Before you start scrubbing, it’s a good idea to organize each of your room. Do this by getting rid of anything that you no longer use or need. When you’re going through your items, try to be practical. Don’t hang onto things you haven’t used for years for the sake of it. You’ll feel much better and more productive when the rooms in your house are more organized.
Use fewer sponges
Sometimes, we can overuse the sponges. Especially when you’re on a roll you don’t want to stop. The fact is that getting through so many sponges isn’t very eco-friendly, and it’s also not necessary. If you put your sponges in the microwave for a minute or two, you can kill the bacteria and use them again without needing to throw them away.
While we are talking about being green, don’t be tempted to throw away any old toothbrushes. These can really come in handy when cleaning your bathroom or kitchen. Especially when you want to get into those little corners that your other cleaning tools just can’t reach!
A little a day
Of course, your home is going to need a thorough clean every so often. My rule of thumb is to get yourself into little habits each day. This will avoid the workload to build up. Get into the habit of wiping down your kitchen countertops daily. This only takes two seconds and will save you time in the long run.
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Also, if you’re in the habit of leaving the dishes until the next day after dinner don’t. Give them a rinse and load them straight into the dishwasher. Believe me, you won’t regret it when you wake up to a beautifully fresh kitchen.
It’s challenging to stay on top of everything all of the time when you lead a busy life. Yet just a few small changes to your daily and monthly cleaning rituals can save you time that you’ll happily welcome back.
Do you have any cleaning hacks?
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.