Almost everyone wishes to have beautiful interior designs in their homes but when it comes to cleaning and dusting the entire house the task seems quite exasperating and time-consuming. You might think that cleaning your personal space is a fairly self-explanatory job, but when you sit down to think about it, you might get stumbled by the very next question… where in the world do I begin?
A home full of dust, clutter, grime, and fungus can adversely affect yours as well as your family’s health. Such a messy house not only appears unpleasant but it also invites allergic reactions, builds a home for infectious bacteria, causes asthma attacks, and results in a miserable looking room.
Want to free your home from dirt and clutter without taking much efforts and time? Here we have some smart tricks and tips to clean and de-clutter your house without investing long hours.
Get rid of the clutter that gets in your way!
The toughest thing to decide is what to keep and what to trash out? The best answer to this question is:
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ~William Morris
Try to keep some labeled containers that clearly separate your stuff and keep it well organized. You can also throw away the things that are of no use or broken, this will clear around 50% of the space if your homes. Now, once you have eliminated all the excess stuff from your house lets begin the real work.
Start by taking some small baby steps
Having a fairly big house? Wondering how to clean every single room? The ideal and smart technique to go around it is to begin cleaning a single room at a time. Plan out a to-do list for each room, it will help you a lot in doing your work in a systematic and less time-consuming way.
Clean grimy and greasy tiles in a smart way
Very often our kitchen and bathroom tiles start building a layer of dirt and grease over it. Getting rid of these tiles is a very daunting job as it takes long hours and a lot of effort to clean them. But now, you are no longer required to get on your knees and scrub for hours. Here’s a simple trick to sparkle your home tiles! Make a solution containing equal portions of bleach and water. Spray this solution over the tiles and let it sit for around 15 minutes. Now, take a damp cloth and clean all the grime. The dirt and grease will easily get wiped with this trick.
Don’t forget your window!
Want to have shiny and sparkling glaze on your window panes? Here’s a simple way to do this time-taking task. Make a solution containing equal parts of water and vinegar. Transfer this solution to a spray bottle and just sprinkle it over the glass of your windows. Allow this solution to rest for a minute or two (don’t let the solution dry completely) – and then clean with a damp cloth. Your windows are now all ready to shine.
Make your bed
Always make a habit to make your bed every morning before you start your day because it really makes a big difference in how neat the room looks and hardly requires a couple of minutes. To make things simple, arrange your bedding as simple as possible. Choose fresh-looking bedsheet colors to brighten up your room and also make you feel relaxed and cozy.
Wash your curtains
Curtains are the ones that are often neglected but are the most important thing to clean. They are often covered with dust and can invite many diseases. The best way to make them shine is without using water. Sounds strange? Don’t worry you will be amazed by seeing the results. Simply bring down your curtains, take away the hooks and place them along with a wet towel in the washing machine. Now set the machine on the tumble dry mode and get rid of all the dirt and dust accumulated on your curtains.
Use baking soda as a major player in your cleaning regime!
This white powder can be used to deodorize, clean, and freshen different places and surfaces in your home. And the most important thing to note is that this super cleaning agent is very cheap as compared to several fancy cleaning solutions available in the market.
- You can sprinkle it in your kitchen sink, bathroom tub, and washbasin. Use a sponge or scrubber to gently rub the surface and then rinse it off with plain water.
- Sprinkle it on carpets, floor mats, bed mattresses, and rugs to deodorize and freshen them. Wait for half an hour and then dust the surface or use a vacuum cleaner to clean the surface.
- Place a small bowl of baking soda in your fridge, garbage area, and shoe racks. It will remove bad odor from these areas.
So, now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get ready to speed clean like a pro.