Cleaning your home and still being trapped in a mess—we have all been here. You must keep up with home tasks so you can avoid clutter. The most significant problem is the feeling of mental distress whenever we are surrounded by a mess. Moreover, there is strong scientific evidence proving this point. Namely, cluttered space is usually the result of some complex mental issues, and vice versa, cluttered space may cause anxiety and distress. Yet, there are a couple of things you can do, a couple of basic chores that will help you keep your home more organized.
1. Put Everything in Its Place
This might be the most obvious thing you can do. However, the main reason why our home always looks cluttered is due to our poor habit of putting things away in random places. So, whenever you are going from one room to another, do a quick scan and see if there are any objects that do not belong in that particular room. If there are some objects, take them with you right away and put them in the places they belong to. So, there is no need for all the clothes you wear to be piled on the chair. You can either put them back in the closet or in the laundry basket. Anyway, it is much easier to put all the things away instantly and always keep your belongings neat.
2. Check Your Home for Pest Infestations
Sometimes, it is not within your power to deal with the mess in your home. From time to time, there is an incredible amount of mess being caused by pest infestations. An effective way of preventing them is through routine cleaning. To this end, it is necessary to remove clutter from your home where pests can hide. On the other hand, if you have got to deal with this problem, then you know the mess pests can cause. Moreover, they demand specific procedures that may help you deter insects and animals. Some of the most common pests you can expect to deal with are flies, rats, mice, cockroaches, bed bugs, etc. Just as we have previously mentioned, some pests demand special techniques. For some, it simply requires a powerful rat trap on the floor that will effectively catch these strong pests. While, for others, there are sprays and professional treatments that can solve this problem forever.
3. Clean One Room at Time
The best and most effective way to keep your home clean all the time is to clean room by room. Instead of cleaning all the rooms at once, it is much faster to split your task into parts. Hence, you can start in the bathroom since it is the place where the most problematic stains are present and, truth be told, it is the place you use the most. When cleaning the bathroom, focus on the sink, mirror spots, a thorough shower scrub, and the floor. After that, you need to go to the kitchen. The kitchen must be one of the most cluttered places ever because of all the dishes and food preparation. After these rooms, you can proceed to the ones you find to be the most cluttered.
4. Pre-Bed Cleaning
Never underestimate the power of pre-bed cleaning. No one likes to sleep knowing that their home is an absolute mess, and you can use this to your advantage by using the method of pre-bed cleaning. Spending just 10 to 15 minutes before bedtime cleaning will help you get rid of a lot of clutter in your house. Moreover, you can include family members to help you out. For instance, you can give your children tasks to organize their toys and put them on a timer. You can even offer small rewards. This will help you declutter your space and teach your children how to make healthy habits.
5. Dust and Vacuum
Before you even start dusting and vacuuming, you must make sure that all of the ceiling fans are turned off. Dusting your home is a must; you must focus on every single corner, starting from shelves, picture frames, the top of the door, TV screens, etc. (Pro tip!) When cleaning your home, you should remove the dust before you vacuum and mop the floor. Additionally, you should change the sheets on your bed before you start vacuuming.
6. Disinfect the Surfaces
As a final touch, you can disinfect hard surfaces such as countertops, cabinets, doorknobs, light switches, floors, etc. It is recommended to regularly clean the surfaces and objects you use every day. You can use commercial products for disinfection or even make non-toxic disinfection solutions by simply combining apple cider vinegar with a cup of water.
A messy home is not a pleasant place to be. Cluttered space may seriously affect the quality of your life and both mental and physical health. Therefore, by using the previously mentioned tips, your cleaning will be quicker and more effective.