A Man’s Guide to Cleaning and Organizing
As the man of the house and king of the castle, you probably have a lot of responsibilities to take care. Having to worry about cleaning and organizing might be the last thing on your mind, but unfortunately someone’s got to do it. As much of a hassle as it might be, cleaning and organizing your place can be quick and easy if you implement some of these helpful ideas.
Apart from the high traffic areas, try to make it to the less habited areas at least once a month. That includes closets, the garage, and any additional budget self storage space that you’ve neglected. If you have some places that you rarely ever go, like the basement or attic, make a note to go through it at least once a year so that you can have a general idea of the type of things you have and whether you need that stuff anymore.
Stick to a Schedule
To make sure that everything gets done and you don’t end up neglecting one thing or another, set up a schedule around the house. Expect to clean out and maintain high traffic areas like the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom at least once every other week, but preferably once a week. That means go through the kitchen looking for expired foods, thoroughly clean the bathroom, and vacuum up the crumbs left over from the midnight stack in the bedroom.
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Get Down To Business
When you actually get around to cleaning and organizing around the house, there are some tips and tricks that can make your life easier that will make you feel less like a maid and more like an innovative genius.
- Pull out the Power Drill for Cleaning Projects
Anyone can clean things like the bathtub and toilets by hand, but a real man makes an effort to take advantage of their power drill every chance they get. To make this possible, you’ll need a scrub brush with a handle, a lag screw, a nut driver, and of course a power drill. Drill a hole through the top of the brush handle without going through the sponge portion, screw the lag bolt in, attach the nut driver to the drill and affix the brush.
- Invest in Oven Liners
Purchase cheap over liners that can be removed and thrown away every so often. These will catch any dripping food from the oven and make your life so much easier when go to clean the kitchen.
- Utilize the Cleaning Power of Vinegar
Vinegar makes a great cleaning resource and can be used on most surfaces–most notably the showerhead. Fill a bag up with distilled white vinegar, place it over the showerhead, and use a rubber band to attach it so that it doesn’t slide off. Let it sit there for a few hours to clean up dust, grime, and rust that may have accumulated.
- Throw Away Things You Don’t Need
Don’t fall for the trap of holding on to little trinkets or souvenirs that you don’t actually need. By throwing away things like old newspapers, expired coupons, and just some of the stuff you never use, you’ll create a lot of space and can then store those things you really do want to keep.
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