Keeping Your Home Clean After a Deep Cleaning
Everybody’s busy, busy, busy. With the kids back in school and the Holidays fast approaching, you’re contemplating a deep cleaning.
But it’s anybody’s guess as to whether you’re going to be able to keep that clean going strong.
When will you find the time?
But here’s the thing – time isn’t something you make. Time is something you take. And with some achievable, minor life hacks, you can take the time required to keep your home clean after a deep cleaning.
Ears pricked up? Let’s dive in.
Make Your Bed
Making your bed in the morning is something many people no longer do. But think about it. If your bed is made in the morning before you go to work, you arrive home to serene order. Wouldn’t it be nice to just turn back the covers at night and slip into bed?
And making your bed every day sets the tone for the rest of your house. It’s a discipline and that discipline goes far beyond your bedroom, once you’ve made it a habit.
Don’t Let Dishes Linger
Nothing says “I don’t care” like dishes languishing in the kitchen sink unwashed. Clean up after every meal. When everyone in your household helps, it takes only a moment and the effect on the way you feel walking into a clean kitchen is immeasurable.
And if there are clean dishes in your dishwasher, get them out and put them away. A clean load is no excuse not to get the dirty dishes out of the sink.
A Place for Everything
Do you throw your clothes on the floor or on a chair in the corner of the bedroom at the end of the day? That needs to stop.
Putting your clothes away is a simple step toward keeping your house orderly. Making this one change can impact other behaviors, like throwing the mail on the kitchen counter unopened, or not taking your shoes off at the front door.
Everything in your home should have its place and when everything is where it’s supposed to be, order reigns and entropy doesn’t get the needed toe hold.
A Weekly Cleaning
Another great habit to get into is to clean your home every week. Performing cleaning tasks like wiping down surfaces, pulling expired food out of the fridge, cleaning the bathroom and vacuuming or sweeping get much easier when you’ve fostered good habits like making your bed every day.
When you’ve decided to live a tidier life, the big jobs seem so much smaller and less daunting. That means you’re more likely to do them and to keep your home clean after a deep cleaning.
New York’s Live Elves
Cleaning help is close to home, with the expertise of the Little Elves at your disposal.
For deep cleans, weekly, monthly or seasonal spruce ups, the Elves come equipped with what your home needs to sparkle. Even your antiques will love us because we’re careful about how we clean them.
Ready to see your reflection in our perfection? Contact us.