How to keep your home tidy is something everyone wants to know! So if you want to stop being messy? Here are 10 easy ways to keep your home extra tidy with minimal effort!
Are you looking for some small creative ways that’ll help keep your home extra tidy?
Even though it’s difficult to keep a clean home at all times, it is absolutely possible to keep a clean home with a few handy reminders!
First off, keeping your home minimal, starting slow, and adjusting to a few of these cleaning habits will really make your home not only look clean but stay very organized.
Here are 10 small manageable ways to keep your home clean in a breeze.
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10 Small Ways to Keep Your Home Extra Tidy
1. Make the bed.
Making your bed is always going to be an effective way to keep your home clean and tidy.
For instance, it only takes a couple of minutes to make your bed each morning, and doing so will not only help you jump-start your day to stay even more orderly but your bedroom will be so much more inviting when you get home.
Not only that but if you make your bed right after you wake up, it is going to enhance all the other finer details of your life because if you do the little things correctly, you will most likely do bigger tasks correctly.
2. Have a home for every item you own.
When it comes to maintaining a tidy home, Marie Kondo says it best; “every time you bring something new into your house it should be housed in its perfect place”.
For instance, storing items that make the most sense for you and having all of them in their rightful place, will not only create a more streamlined life but cause less mess when trying to find these said items.
Also, the presence of an object without a home raises the likelihood that your home will again get overly cluttered.
So naturally finding a good spot, by intentionally placing every item in its rightful space will help keep your whole home extra tidy.
3. Do lighter loads of laundry.
Are you one of those people who waits for the laundry hamper to overflow before doing your laundry?
If so, it doesn’t matter if you do small loads or large loads. The energy efficiency will always be higher with a full load.
However, doing smaller loads of laundry will make it much easier to fold and put away clothes.
So before you begin to do smaller loads, ensure that the right size wash load is selected and a hamper that is half full is a great indicator of when to do your laundry.
4. Resist temptations to buy more stuff.
Resisting triggers/temptations to bring more stuff into the home is an absolute must if you are wanting to have a cleaner home.
Triggers can come in the form of certain shopping areas or even certain moods, especially when you feel like buying something new.
So, whatever the case may be and if you see yourself buying more things than you really need, make sure that it accommodates your clean home first and your home will stay clean moving forward.
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5. Invest in good smart storage solutions.
Storage solutions are another great way to always have a tidy home.
Investing in storage solutions such as containers and jars for the pantry or bins and containers for additional storage can go a heck of a long way to maintaining a streamlined home that has itself together.
6. Minimalize every three months with three boxes.
All too often life can build up around us, so if we don’t have a system that actively tackles the mess, our homes can get messy fast!
So another fantastic way to maintain a tidy home is to minimalize the things you own every three months by utilizing the “Three-Box Strategy.”
Gather three boxes (or storage containers) and mark them as to keep, discard, donate/sell.
Once you have these boxes ready, every three months you can determine what needs to stay and what needs to go.
Not only will it help you become a minimalist, but you can also make your home more organized by reducing the number of items you own every few months.
7. Keep counters clear.
Clear counters can seem obvious, but it is important. This applies not only to kitchen counters or tables but to any flat surface in your home where you may be able to accumulate unwanted items.
One of the best ways to start implementing this tip fast is again, to use a small storage bin to collect every little out-of-place item that you see sitting on either your kitchen counters, coffee tables, nightstands, desks, bathroom counters, you name it.
The key to the clear counter rule is to always keep these surfaces free of stuff.
8. Pick out your outfits the night before.
Are you the biggest culprit of trying on a million outfits and then leaving them lying around to clean up later?
If so, the best way to eliminate unwanted clothes (lying around the house) is to pick out your outfit the night before.
Think about it this way, if you don’t waver from your decision in the morning, your closet and your bedroom will always stay organized.
Not only that but you will also be saving yourself from potentially washing even more clothes due to the fact of not knowing what’s clean and what isn’t.
9. Pre Soak your dishes while cooking.
If you have a dishwasher or not, presoaking the dishes as you use them is one of the best home cleaning rules that will keep your kitchen in fine order.
Pre-soaking and rinsing your dishes will be twenty times faster to clean (after you use them) and if you clean them immediately the food will just come off those plates and cookware so much faster.
This is one of the best ways that will make a world of a difference in keeping your kitchen sparkling clean.
10. Scan your closets and ask yourself “Do I still wear that?”
Hanging onto old and unworn clothing is a common problem that a lot of people have.
As a result, when our front closets and bedroom closets get neglected it can make feeling tidy feel like a hard task.
So the next time you are wanting to clean your home and get orderly, scan your closets and ask yourself “Do I still wear that?”.
Chances are you’ll find something that you can declutter and having this level of awareness will no doubt help you stay on top of the mess.
There you have it! Less is really so much more when it comes to maintaining a clean home.
So if you are ready to start the decluttering process, make sure to check out these 25 household items that are very easy to discard.
Getting rid of a few of these times can make a world of a difference in creating a cleaner more organized home!
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