5 Best Habits To Maintain A Clean Home

Keeping your home clean and organized can sometimes feel like a never-ending task. However, adopting a few good habits can make a significant difference in maintaining a tidy and pleasant living space. Here are five of the best habits to help you keep your home consistently clean and clutter-free.

1. Put Things Back Where They Should Be

Put things back where they belong to maintain an organized house
Put things back where they belong to maintain an organized house

Ever wondered where your car key went? Or where your favorite hair tie is?

Perhaps conducting lost-and-found searches for your phone is way too common in your household.

Thus, remember that one of the simplest yet most effective habits for maintaining a clean home is to always put things back where they belong. This applies to everything from dishes and books to keys and shoes.

Although we know that the Apple Air Tag makes misplaced things easier to find nowadays, let’s avoid relying too much on it!

By returning items to their designated spots, you prevent clutter from building up and make it easier to find things when you need them.

Pro Tip: Make it a family rule for everyone to put things back in their place. Creating designated spots for common items can also help streamline this process. Remember, a place for everything and everything in its place!

2. Always Wash Your Feet (and Dry Them) Upon Entry

Keep your feet clean when entering the house and your house will remain clean
Keep your feet clean when entering the house and your house will remain clean

In Singapore, where it’s common to remove shoes before entering the home, taking the extra step to wash and dry your feet can help keep floors cleaner for longer. Washing off dirt and grime prevents it from being tracked throughout your home.

In fact, what we say is scientifically backed too!

Dust is attracted to more dust, due to a scientific phenomenon called electrostatic attraction. Hence, with dirty feet, you are likely to bring around more dust throughout your residence. Conversely, with cleaned feet, your floors remain squeaky clean for longer.

Certainly, we want the weekly home cleaning durations to be kept as short as possible for efficiency and convenience. Plus, because cleaning providers like MEIDE charge per hour, this simple step before entering your house saves you dollars over the long run!

Fun Fact: Keeping a small foot-washing station at the entrance can be both practical and decorative. Add a small bench and towel rack or floor mat at the appropriate spot, for convenience, and you’ve got yourself a neat little foot spa!

3. Engage Regular Weekly Cleaners for Your Abode

meide-sg-wipes-down-everything
MEIDE.SG wipes down everything!

Hiring regular weekly cleaners can be a game-changer for maintaining a clean home.

Professional cleaners have the expertise and tools to thoroughly clean your space, tackling areas you might overlook. Regular cleaning sessions ensure that dirt and clutter don’t have a chance to build up.

Additionally, they also help free up your personal time so that you can do other things like watch your favorite television series, read a book, or simply play with your kids!

Did you know? Many cleaning companies nowadays offer the option for you to have the same cleaner each session, every week. With familiar faces for your weekly home cleaning services, you can be assured of the consistency and quality of the clean-up!

Pro Tip: Schedule your cleaning sessions on the same day each week to establish a routine. Avoid disrupting the schedule as much as possible. This way, you can plan around the cleaning and enjoy a freshly cleaned home regularly.

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4. Place Trash Bins at Strategic Locations Around the House

Having trashbins at strategic spots around the house keeps it cleaner longer
Having trashbins at strategic spots around the house keeps it cleaner longer

Strategically placing trash bins in key areas around your home can significantly reduce clutter. 

Having a bin in each room, especially in high-traffic areas like the kitchen, living room, and bathroom, makes it easy to dispose of trash immediately.

It is definitely a good habit to clear the trash at least once daily. Use disposable bin liners, and have the liners readily on hand – preferably next to, or within the bin (outside the existing liner).

There are many styles, shapes and sizes of rubbish bins – so wonder away when planning which bin to purchase and place within your residence!

Fun Idea: Choose stylish trash bins that match your decor. This way, they’ll blend in seamlessly and you’ll be more inclined to use them. A trash bin that looks good and keeps your home clean? That’s a win-win!

5. Avoid Placing Bags or Items on the Floor

Stash away bags and belongings neatly so that your residence remains neat and tidy
Stash away bags and belongings neatly so that your residence remains neat and tidy

Placing bags or random items on the floor can quickly lead to clutter and make your home look messy. Develop the habit of putting bags on hooks or in designated storage areas as soon as you walk in the door. This small change can make a big difference in keeping your floors clear and your home tidy.

This is what we recommend: Use cabinets, shelves – preferably covered ones – or even hooks (for budget moms and dads) to keep things away from the floor. Furthermore, have some hooks or shelves near the entrance for bags, coats, and other items. This creates an organized entryway and prevents clutter from spreading throughout your home.

Ultimately, this will reduce clutter as well as make the floor much easier to clean. By doing so, you can use robot cleaners on a daily basis, and rely on a paid part time helper to do the proper sweeping and intense mopping once or twice a week.

Pro Tip: Having covered cabinets and shelves helps prevent dust accumulation over time, as compared to having open shelves and hooks. Overall, the former also allows for more aesthetic appearances with options to decorate and choose a wide variety of designs, shapes and sizes.

Conclusion

Maintaining a clean home is all about establishing and sticking to good habits. By putting things back where they belong, washing and drying your feet upon entry, engaging regular weekly cleaners, strategically placing trash bins, and avoiding placing items on the floor, you can create a tidy, organized, and welcoming living space. These habits not only make cleaning easier but also help you enjoy a more pleasant and stress-free home environment.

All in all, cleaning is so much easier too with a well-maintained home. So, what are you waiting for? Get into action and regularly maintain and clean your homes!

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