Some people love to clean – while others find it a chore. If you're someone who finds cleaning to be a drag, you're not alone! The last thing you want to do when you get home from a long day at work is to clean your entire home.
But with our cleaning tips, you'll be able to keep your home in tip-top shape and enjoy doing it. Don’t forget to have your home properly insured to protect its sparkling rooms from theft or damage!
- Don't tackle the big projects back to back. If your entire bathroom needs cleaned and your kitchen has seen better days, don't do both projects back to back. You'll end up burning yourself out before you've even begun! Try dividing up your big projects and tackle them one at a time. It even helps to break it down into rooms, and only do one room at a time. Tell yourself at the beginning of your cleaning session that your goal is to make that one room as clean as possible. That way, you're not worrying about the other rooms that are just waiting to be cleaned.
- Play your favorite music in the background. When you have fun while cleaning, it will go much faster, and be far more enjoyable. Try playing your favorite music in the background while you're cleaning to keep yourself motivated and joyful!
- Get weird smells out of your carpet or furniture with baking soda. This powdery substance is great for soaking up unsavory smells in your home. Simply spread a thick layer of baking soda on the affected area and let it do its job for about a half hour. When time is up, vacuum the remaining powder and enjoy your fresh carpet or furniture. This is also a great technique for freshening your mattress.
- Use waxed paper on your sink to make it shine and prevent future stains. Your sink is one of the dirtiest places in your home, and it can be frustrating to clean. Start by using an antibacterial soap to clean the faucet, handles, and basin. When everything is dry, rub waxed paper on all surfaces. Not only will it remove water spots, but the layer of wax will help prevent future stains! You'll still want to be sure to sanitize your sink after every use, though!