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7 Tips to a Cleaner Home

Updated on May 10, 2016

Who wouldn’t want to live in a clean home? But with our busy lives filled with work, school, and play, it's so easy to neglect the cleanliness of our own place. It doesn’t take an expert to have an immaculate house, though! Get the basics right, and it will be a whole lot easier for you to get the job done.

To help you not get overwhelmed, I’ve prepared this article full of quick tips to help you make your home sparkling clean.

1. Learn how to declutter your home.

Chances are you have way too many stuff lying around that are either no longer of any use to you or simply just not properly stored. The result is you have a house that needs some serious decluttering. One of the first things you need to do is to finally decide which items need to go to the trash and which ones you can still use and therefore deserves to be kept. You should also look into some storage solutions or systems that will keep all of your stuff in their correct containers and also easy for you to identify and find them should you need to take these items out. It will also help if you read a blog on house cleaning to get more tips on how to declutter.

2. Remove all the bad smells.

There are cheap and easy ways to help you remove the bad odor in your house. You can use coffee grounds as these can soak up those foul stench. The same thing with baking soda and charcoal. Just leave some lying around and you’ll notice the smell will be gone even in less than a day. For the same purpose, you can use crumpled up newspaper and put it in your shoes and even trash cans. You’ll be surprised how effective a piece of newspaper can be in removing bad smell.

3. Don’t forget to thoroughly clean your sink.

Did you know that the sink often contains more bacteria than the toilet? This is mostly due to all the food preparation done on it. When cleaning the sink, make sure that you use a disinfectant and you thoroughly reach every nook and cranny for a hundred percent clean up. You may also use vinegar as the cleaning agent.

4. Clean tile grout properly.

You can bring the sparkle back to your tiles and grout by first using warm water first to remove any debris. Next, mix 2 parts of bi-carb soda to 1 part white vinegar then apply generously on the grout. Leave it to dry then scrub it off using a soft brush. Lastly, dry everything using a microfibre cloth. The result is a well-cleaned tile grout!

5. Get a cleaner glass.

First wipe off any dust or dirt that have built up over the glass. Then using a mixture of half water and half vinegar, spray it on the glass and wipe it with a clean cloth or a microfiber cloth. An old newspaper can also be used.

6. Clean out the fridge.

The fridge is easily one of the appliances or household items that we can easily forget to clean. Food can stay in there for weeks or even months and just rot away without us even remembering it’s there. So schedule at least once a week for fridge clean up and make a list of all the food items in there including their expiration dates so you’ll know when it’s time to take them out. You can also put in there an open box of baking soda to help remove all the nasty odors.

7. Always clean as you go.

That is a mantra for all food service workers and it’s also something that you should start following each day. Every time you eat, you should immediately wash the dishes and not allow the items to pile up in your sink. The same thing with whatever else you do in the house like when you do some work at home. Put everything in their right places after you’re done. Try to do this daily and it will start to become a habit for you.

It’s time to breathe new life to your home!

Getting started is always the hardest part but it's high time that you get up and clean your house inside out. A clutter-free home will not only make you enjoy staying inside more, it will also help you get more things done because everything is in place. No time to do it all? No problem. There's plenty of solutions out there! Home cleaning services, for example, are only a few clicks away.

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