10 Housekeeping Tips: How to Make Your House Shine

May 14, 2015

When you walk into a room and it’s clean, clutter-free, and smells nice – it just makes you feel good. right? Well, the same thing goes for your house. If it’s well-maintained and clean, it will make you feel happy every time you walk in. In this blog post, we will go over 10 housekeeping tips that will help keep your house clean and shining.

So let’s get started!
Housekeeping is important for many reasons. A clean and well-maintained home is more inviting, comfortable, and enjoyable to live in. It can also help you avoid potential health hazards like mold, dust mites, and bacteria. Plus, it just feels good to know that your home is clean and tidy!
Creating a cleaning routine is the best way to keep your house clean on a regular basis. Dedicate certain days of the week to specific tasks – like vacuuming or dusting – and try to stick to it as much as possible. You can even break down your routine into smaller chunks of time so that it’s not so daunting. For example, spend 15 minutes each day decluttering your home.
Here are some tips for decluttering your space:
-Start with one room at a time and work your way through the house.
-Get rid of anything that you don’t use or need.
-Donate items that are in good condition but that you no longer want.
-Throw away anything that is broken or damaged beyond repair.
-Organize what’s left so that it’s easy to find and put away.
A clean house is not only more pleasant to live in, but it can also be safer. Dust, dirt, and other allergens can build up over time and cause respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and other health issues. That’s why it’s important to keep your house clean and free of dust. Here are some tips for keeping your home dust-free:
-Wipe down surfaces with a damp cloth or microfiber cloth.
-Dust ceiling fans, baseboards, door frames, and other areas that tend to collect dust.
-Vacuum carpets and upholstered furniture regularly.
-Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to remove as much dust as possible.
-Don’t forget to Dust window sills, ledges, and blinds.
In addition to dusting, you should also make sure to polish any wood furniture or stainless steel appliances in your home. This will help them to last longer and stay looking newer for longer. Here are some tips for polishing furniture and stainless steel:
-Use a soft, dry cloth to dust surfaces before polishing.
-For wood furniture, use a polish that is specifically designed for the type of wood.
-For stainless steel appliances, use a polish that is specifically designed for stainless steel.
-Apply the polish in a circular motion and then buff with a clean, dry cloth.
-Be sure to read the instructions on the polish before using it.
Windows and mirrors can get dirty quickly, so it’s important to clean them regularly. Here are some tips for cleaning windows and mirrors:
-Start by dusting the surface with a soft, dry cloth.
-For windows, use a window cleaner and follow the instructions on the bottle.
-For mirrors, use a glass cleaner and the instructions on the bottle.
-Wipe in a circular motion and then buff with a clean, dry cloth.
Carpets and upholstered furniture can also get stained easily. To remove stains from carpet or upholstery, start by blotting the stain with a clean, dry cloth. Then use a spot cleaner or carpet shampooer to remove any remaining stain. Be sure to read the instructions on the cleaning products before using them.
Curtains and draperies can be washed in your washing machine. Be sure to check the care labels before washing them. Curtains and draperies that are made of delicate fabric should be dry cleaned.
Pillows can also be washed in your washing machine. Be sure to check the care label before washing them. Pillows that are made of delicate fabric should be dry cleaned.
Linens, such as sheets, towels, and tablecloths, should be washed on a regular basis. Be sure to check the care label before washing them. Linens that are made of delicate fabric should be dry cleaned.
Finally, don’t forget to clean your home’s exterior regularly! This includes sweeping your porch or deck, cleaning your gutters, and power washing your siding (if necessary). A clean exterior will make your home look more inviting and can help to prolong the life of your home’s exterior.
Following these tips, you can keep your house clean and dust-free, and looking its best. Your family and friends will be impressed with how sparkling clean your home is, and you’ll be able to enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your house is shining! Thanks for reading! I hope this was helpful! 🙂 Have a great day! -Jane M.

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