How many times have you ignored the dust in those cabinets showcasing your princely crystal collection or dust bunnies hanging from the corners of your ceiling? It is only when guests are arriving or a party is organised that one tends to get the house in order. Not to blame anyone but amid hectic job and demanding kids, your house only takes the least priority on the list of things to do.
However, a few tips can help you tide over the daily muddle around the house.
1: Use a Vacuum Cleaner
It makes half the job easy if you have a vacuum cleaner. It is a good idea to clean the dust once in a week using a vacuum cleaner that won’t take more than 15-20 minutes. For singles, it’s a different story when it comes to managing a house. If you are single renting out a flat, then opting for a small utility item such as a vacuum cleaner can come handy in cleaning the dust from curtains, carpets and so forth. Meanwhile online rental portal such as NestAway can help you hunt a flat and set it up, as well with utilities ranging from the fridge to the washing machine to the television.
2: Keep Clean with Pets
If you are perturbed with your dog or cat’s hair all over the place from sitting areas to the bedroom, then buy a pair of rubber gloves and collect them from the surface of the furniture or bed.
3: Home Remedies
Some of the home remedies include using baking soda, lemon, and vinegar for cleaning the greases in cabinets or sink of your kitchen. These items are quite safe to use and don’t leave any strong odour. Look for a used toothbrush to clean the gunk around the spouts.
As you are warming up food for dinner, you can use that time to quickly clean up the mess in the kitchen or cabinets and wipe off the dust from the microwave with the help of Colin. Similarly, when you are about to retire for the day, you can clean the mirrors or sink of the toilet while brushing your teeth.
5: Form Good Habits
Instead of letting the kids dump papers, wrappers, and so forth, in the house, it is wise to keep a dustbin in each room and inculcate the habit in kids of using the bin. Make sure that kids put the toys back in the basket before calling it a day. Also, keep a laundry basket instead of stacking the used clothes for days. Last but not the least, ensure that you don’t stock up food in the refrigerator that has rotten.
If you are living with flatmates in a rented house or paying-guest accommodation, it is in their best interest to make things clear when it comes to chores. It doesn’t take much time and effort to form good habits if you are genuinely concerned about well-being.