7 Cleaning Hacks for a Tidy Home: Tips and Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know
Sometimes you just need to have a few little tricks up your sleeve when it comes to building your home cleaning routine. Below, we’ve listed 7 of the most helpful (and often overlooked) cleaning tips for homeowners when it comes to keeping a tidy home.
1. Dust from top to bottom
When it's time to dust, start from higher surfaces like shelves and work your way down. This way, you won't end up having to re-dust areas you've already cleaned.
2. Groom pets regularly to reduce shedding
Regular grooming of your pets can significantly reduce shedding. Brush your pets frequently to keep their fur in check in a controlled way and minimise the amount of pet hair that collects around your home.
3. Don’t forget to wipe down light switches
Light switches are some of the most touched surfaces in the home, which is concerning considering they are often overlooked in the cleaning process. Make it a habit to regularly wipe them down with a disinfectant to maintain a clean and hygienic home.
4. Give your shower curtain a freshen-up
Just because your shower curtain lives near the shower, doesn’t mean it gets a proper wash every time you do. They can easily accumulate soap scum and mould over time, so keep them fresh by tossing them in the wash if they're machine-washable, or hand washing them.
5. Doormats are your best friend
Doormats aren’t just a nice way to welcome guests to your home. They’re crucial in stopping dirt, mud, leaves, sticks and other outdoor debris from getting mushed into carpets and other flooring.
6. Declutter every 6 months or so
Add a reminder to your calendar every 6 months or so to carry out a full declutter of clothes, kitchen appliances and other belongings to make sure you’re not holding onto things that don’t serve a purpose. This frees up space and means fewer items to clean and keep tidy.
7. Invest in quality cleaning products
Using cleaning products that are friendly towards the environment, sustainable and made from quality ingredients (not harsh chemicals) is usually cheaper in the long run, kinder to the environment and better for your home and the people in it.
By incorporating these cleaning tips into your routine, we have no doubt that you can maintain a tidy home with ease.