Get your home in tip-top shape with these handy cleaning tips
Keeping your house clean and tidy can often be a lot harder than you think. Luckily, Mirian from Horizon all-round cleaning services has some tips for keeping your home spick and span.
Keeping your house clean and tidy
There are few things in this world that feel better than coming home to a beautifully clean home. A clean home can improve your mood, increase productivity, and can make things like packing for a holiday or moving out a lot easier. Even simple, daily tasks become a lot less of a hassle if everything in your home is clean and in its proper place.
When it comes to cleaning though, it’s easy to miss a few spots and cut a few corners. And once you do miss something, it’s even easier to forget about it completely. This means that these places will only get dirtier and dirtier, which can mean they’re harder to clean when you finally do remember.
Check out the following cleaning tips to ensure your house stays clean and tidy.
Start with the easy stuff
It might sound obvious, but tackling the easy-to-reach stuff first will make a big difference to your home straight away. Start with wiping down your kitchen counters, coffee tables and windowsills, sweep and mop the floor and hoover any carpets you have. You’ll notice a big difference once these menial tasks are out of the way.
Once you’ve finished with the obvious stuff, you’ll be able to identify other areas that need cleaning a lot easier.
One thing that really gives the impression of a tidy home is keeping it free of clutter. While it is easy to kick off your shoes as soon as you enter the front door and leave your plates on the side after you’ve finished eating, taking the time to put this stuff away will keep your house looking clean and orderly, and increase space within your home.
This also applies to throwing out things you don’t need anymore. It’s all too easy to keep things you think you might need in the future, but this often leads to unnecessary clutter that can quickly build up. Reduce clutter by throwing out things you are unlikely to use, or by putting away seasonal clothes, like heavy jackets and jumpers in the summer.
Adapt to the weather
Keeping your house in good shape can differ depending on where you are in the world, and you should be prepared to adapt your cleaning techniques. In the Netherlands, for example, it can get quite humid and stuffy inside. This can cause a number of problems, including encouraging mould and fungi growth. These problems can easily be tackled by ventilating your home: throw open the windows for a few hours to allow fresh air in.
Get yourself into a regular cleaning schedule
Regular cleaning is the key to keeping your house tidy and fresh. You should aim to clean each area in your house at least once a week to combat the build-up of dirt and grime - and make sure you get into all of those hard-to-reach places!
Cleaning regularly has a number of benefits aside from keeping your house in good shape. It can also really help when moving out, as cleaning before you have to leave becomes a lot quicker and easier and means you won’t have to spend lots of money on specialist cleaning solutions to get rid of any tough stains and grease that can accumulate.
Treat your home to a deep clean
Regular cleaning keeps your home feeling fresh, but dirt and clutter can still build up. It’s therefore a good idea to periodically undertake a deep clean; it’s a good idea to do it around once a month. A deep clean focuses on things that you might miss during your regular cleaning; you’d be surprised at home much grime can accrue under things like washing machines or on cooking extraction fans, for example.
Shampoo any rugs or carpets you have, tackle those heavy oven stains and de-grease your cooking appliances. As mentioned above, it’s also a good idea to move any large appliances, like washing machines or dryers and sweep underneath, as dirt and grime can quickly build up in these areas.
Regular deep cleaning will also make it much easier to do a final clean if you’re moving out and will give the landlord fewer reasons to try and charge you for a professional clean after you leave.
Time to enjoy living in your home
Now that you’ve got your house looking and feeling clean, there’s only one thing left to do: enjoy basking in the glory of your sparkling home. Your house should now be an oasis of cleanliness; something you can feel proud of whether you’re simply chilling after a long day at work or entertaining guests on the weekend!
Looking to keep your home in the best shape possible? Horizon all-round cleaning services offers personalised cleaning packages tailored to you and your home. Whether you need a one-off clean, a deep carpet clean, boat maintenance or commercial cleaning services, Horizon has you covered!