You know it, I know it, there’s nothing worse than coming home from work to a house that’s an absolute pigsty! Wouldn’t it be glorious if the magical cleaning fairies came over every day to tidy up behind you and your family so you could come home to a shining space? Well, that might not be possible but here are some tips instead to help your home stay tidy:
Don’t Let Cleaning Pile Up
Problems arise when you leave all the chores for later and small messes become unmanageable by the time you get home! Prevent this from happening by taking care of things as they come up rather than letting them accumulate into major problems. Keep a dish towel always by the sink to take care of kitchen spills and make wiping down the sinks part of your morning routine. Keep disinfectant wipes handy in the kitchen and bathroom to take care of minor spills as they happen.
Try Artificial Lawn
Taking care of a lawn can be a real hassle, especially in the summer months. If you don’t have time to mow regularly, your lawn can start looking messy and overgrown. So don’t waste water trying to keep your grass green in the summer; instead try out artificial lawns that look and feel like grass, but are zero maintenance! Check out aolartificialgrass.com.au for some great artificial lawn options.
No, not the professional kind…put to use all the energy you’ve already got in your house! If you have kids, it’s the perfect opportunity to teach them about responsibility while making sure their rooms and the rest of the house stay tidy. Start a chore chart and explain that if they complete their chores each week, they can mark them off with a star and receive a prize in return. Your kids will be excited to help sweep and dust, and it’s extra incentive to keep their own space tidy.
Rather than throwing the mail, laundry and other items around everywhere, make sure to designate spaces in your home. Put the mail on the desk by the phone, for example, and you wont have to deal with stray papers all over the living room. Put a laundry hamper in each bedroom to avoid picking up clothes strewn all over the place.