A clean house does not only help to keep the germs away but also keeps you healthy. It's important to clean your house in the right way and organize it well to make it look good. It may seem like a daunting task especially if you've been putting it off for a while, but good news! It isn't as tedious as you'd imagine. The key is to follow a set routine.
Start with organizing first
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Start with compiling what you no longer use in your storeroom. Then move on to organise your closets and drawers, do away with clothes and shoes that you no longer wear or those that don't fit you right anymore. The amount of extra space you can create by doing this will amaze you. Try to organise your cabinets and closet once every month to make it clutter-free. Clutter in your house is due to things that lie unused, so if you declutter your space, you can then start properly organising things. This will give you a great head start.
Take time out for cleaning
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It's important to set a routine for cleaning your house. If you don't have time to set aside for daily cleaning, then you can opt for doing some cleaning over the weekend. Weekend cleaning is the best as you can involve other members of your family too.
Start with basic cleaning of upholstery and windows first, begin by vacuuming your furniture every week. Next move on to the places where you'd find the most filth and dirt, like the air conditioning filters, trashcans, and doorway rugs. For trashcans, clean with a liquid solution so that it remains dry.
Keep wet cleaning separate
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It's important to note there is a difference between wet cleaning and dry dusting, the former being more time-consuming. Homemade or store-bought cleaning solutions can be used for your wet cleaning. A good homemade formula I recommend is lime juice and vinegar added to distilled water.
Once a week clean all your kitchen cabinets and exterior windows with the cleaning solution of your choice. Wash all your bedspreads and bed sheets in the laundry as dust rightly accumulates in these places. Wet cleaning can be time-consuming but it's an important step to make your house sparkle.
Use the best cleaning tools
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The right cleaning tools will keep your home spick and span. Some essential supplies include microfiber cloth for dusting purposes, a squeegee for your windows, a vacuum cleaner, and of course, a cloth for regular stains. Stock up on your cleaning tools so cleaning becomes a simpler task.
Organising and cleaning do require some time but with the right amount of effort, you won't face any problems. Time to start cleaning and let the compliments roll in!
In Singapore, a little help and effort from all family members goes a long way. Alternatively, you can also hire house cleaning services if you live in the US or other parts of the world. However, if you're determined to get your hands dirty and start decluttering, are some basic ideas for organizing and cleaning your house while staying stress-free.
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