It’s not that you don’t clean or take care of your home, it’s the fact that you want it to look, smell, and feel spotless all the time. Upgrading and keeping your home neat and clean is not an easy task, especially maintaining the hygiene of the entire home can be rather daunting and hard at times. It takes patience, time, and diligence to make everything immaculate, but above all, it takes a whole lot of effort to maintain everything peach perfect. Here are some effective and long-lasting hacks and maneuvers you can implement to upgrade your home hygiene.
Clear out the clutter
Nobody feels comfortable in a home where there are numerous useless things lying around. If you want to upgrade the outlook of your home, you should start with clearing out the clutter and throwing away all the necessary and unused things. Get rid of all old things that have piled up around your home, especially those that have no purpose anymore. Any clutter that has been piling up for quite some time gives the dust a space to “gather” and in that way dirt and germs start invading your space. You could sell or donate some of those things in order to free up some space, or if you feel too attached to something, store it in the basement or attics.
Keep the Floor Spotless
You could easily detect dust on the floors the second you step into the home, what’s even worse, unless your floors are meticulously clean you could spread germs all around the home. Firstly, clean and disinfect all the floors every two days, this is even more vital if you have small children and pets. Secondly, find a quality mat online to buy. It’s of utmost importance to get an ultra-absorbent mat and that collects and traps all small particles of debris such as sand and soil and prevents from transferring everything inside. This is the best and easiest cleaning solution upgrade as up to 78% of the dirt gets tracked inside. Hence it’s better to have a durable and washable mat than to clean the floors on the daily basis.
Clean and disinfect all Areas
Every homeowner wipes the counters, tables, and shelves, and even though this is a routine thing, if you desire to upgrade your home’s hygiene, you should scale up that “basic” job even more. You could transfer viruses or bacteria anywhere around the house fairly easily, so instead of solely wiping the dust with soft cloth and water, you have to use adequate washing products and not neglect any area. Clean behind the kitchen counters, search for mold behind the taps, move the furniture, if possible, give your paintings, pictures, and lights a good cleaning as well. Cleanse and disinfect all the surfaces, top to bottom once a week, and you’ll have (and keep) an immaculate atmosphere at all times.
Give the Bathroom a thorough spruce-up
It goes without saying that the bathroom should be looked after without neglect. The bathroom is the room where a lot of harmful bacteria pile up in unexpected areas. To make matters worse, as the bathroom remains damp for quite some time, it can take up a lot of time to clean everything afterward. One nifty tip suggests using vinegar to disinfect all bathroom surfaces. You can use vinegar to clean the washbasin and the bath as well and get rid of the nasty bacterial colonies. Change the towels every week, open the bathroom windows every day to let the room dry out. And in the end, use a proper disinfect and anti-bacterial product to additional wipe everything.
Put the Focus on the Kitchen
Kitchen is another area where all family spends most time in, hence, it’s the home of an abundance of bacteria as everybody is touching counters and cutlery and handling food. Keeping your dishes spotlessly clean is a must if you strive to have a clean kitchen, but there are some other things you should always incorporate. Discard out-of-date food even before you “smell” it. Don’t leave wet kitchen clothes around as they are notorious for trapping various bacteria. Change dishcloths every week, deep-wash chopping boards, and other kitchen utilities that are not in use that often. Use a quality disinfect or vinegar to thoroughly clean all the handles, microwave controls, knobs, taps. This will hopefully sterilize and transform the kitchen, and give you meticulous results.
Never neglect the Bedroom
Most people reckon that by merely wiping the floors and changing the sheets you are done with cleaning the bedroom. On the contrary, if you aim to upgrade your home hygiene you should incorporate a whole other cleaning routine. Dust, dust mites, and other bed bugs are common “visitors” so you should try to use zipped plastic matters and pillow covers, wash all bedding with extremely hot water, and vacuum uncovered mattresses regularly. This is just the bed. To upscale the air quality in the bedroom you should air-dry the room every morning, change and clean the curtain every fortnight, and dust and disinfect all areas, especially the chandelier, fan, or other lighting fixtures.
Top Cleaning Hacks
There isn’t a specific rule on how to clean your home, however, there are some general tips and tricks that you can incorporate into your cleaning routine whenever you are cleaning, especially when you don’t have much time.
- Use anti-bacterial products and sprays when dusting the shelves and other areas around your home, as this will effectively kill off any harmful bacteria
- When wiping, aim to use a dry and unscented microfibre cloth that attracts dirty particles and hold them, enabling you to have a spotless area without any smudges
- Shake out all your house rugs as often as possible and steam clean your carpets
- After each bathing or showering, make sure that you wipe down the tub or shower walls and curtains to prevent nasty mold from piling up
- Change air conditioning and fridge filters before the expiration date
There isn’t a special secret to cleaning your home, however, with the above-mentioned tips you would ensure it stays perfectly sanitized and germ-free.