Easy Tips to Keep Your Home Tidy

If you are someone who has to deal with a lot of clutter in the house because of various factors such as presence of small kids in the house, a small house or many family members living together, then there are certain easy to follow tips that will ensure that your house looks tidy all the time. It can be rather difficult to keep clearing the home while performing other duties, and therefore you should adopt a few easy to follow tips for keeping your home tidy. Read further to know more and to inculcate these habit in your everyday life.

  • At night, after you have changed into your pajamas, you might be tempted to throw them away at a corner while you go and rest after a tiring day. However, don’t fall prey to this lazy habit. It will take you just a few seconds to put the clothes in to a laundry hamper or put them back into the closet. In this manner, you will not have to run around in the morning to collect laundry and a missing sock while getting late for work! Ensure all the family members follow this routine so that it keeps the home tidy while also reducing your work burden.
  • Another important rule to follow is to not store too many extras of anything. What are you going to do with so many extra sets of sheets, graters or anything else that you think will be useful ‘sometime’. Don’t hoard useless stuff, instead keep your house clutter free by making use of only the essential items and throwing or giving away anything that is extra and not in use.
  • Another major thing that clutters up the house a lot is all the newspapers, magazines, junk mail, flyers and menu cards that are lying around the house. Maintain a good filing system and file all the documents and papers that you think are important and store them in one place. As for the newspapers and magazines, have a nice little paper rack in the house to keep the newspapers and magazines so that the house is not littered with trash lying around. Newspapers and junk mail make the house look extremely untidy and therefore they should be stowed away in the right place when not in use.
  • Grime build up is a major reason why the house looks unkempt and dirty. Dirt and dust can make any good house look dull. You should clean food stains, mildew and grease immediately so that they do not leave a stain and do not become stubborn stains that are difficult to remove. While it may seem cumbersome to remove the stain at that moment itself, you should know that removing it later makes them even more stubborn and you might have to struggle a lot in removing them. Also make sure to wipe the kitchen table after every use so as to avoid grime build-up.
  • Another major reason why the house looks untidy is because your entryway has a shoe pile up. Usually as soon as we enter home, we tend to leave the footwear at the entryway and walk in inside. Instead make it a habit to stow the footwear away in the shoe closet so that the entryway is free. You can even place a shoe rack right at the entrance so that all the family members can remove and place their shoes right at the entrance itself.
  • Dishes are one of the reasons why a kitchen seems very cluttered and messy. Rather than stacking up the dishes, you should wash them immediately after every meal so that the work table is free of clutter and mess. Doing all the dishes together is also a very tiring task and you will be demotivated from doing them at all. Thus, make it a habit to wash the dishes immediately after food.
  • Dusting and vacuuming are an essential part of cleaning routine, without which your house will look dirty. Dusting helps to get rid of the dust that has settled on the house appliances, cupboards and show pieces as well as art installations. Vacuuming will help to clear off this dust and other dirt from the floors and the sofa sets as well as settees or recliners and beds. Make it a habit to dust and vacuum the entire house at least 3 to 4 times in a week. Enlist help of your spouse and children for this purpose so that it doesn’t become difficult for you to manage by yourself.

By following the above mentioned tips, you will be able to keep your home neat and tidy easily without having to put a lot of efforts. Simply inculcate these habits in your everyday life and you will see how easy it becomes to keep your home well and tidy.