“Cleanliness is next to godliness.” Many quote this statement as though it’s a real Biblical scripture. Technically, this statement is not found in the sacred scriptures, but it’s a belief that many people hold as a core value and belief. Truthfully, the sentiment is understood. There’s something really special about being able to keep a clean home. It’s much easier to think and function when your home is clean. However, with so many people maintaining really busy lives, it can be understandably challenging to maintain a manicured home. If this is your dilemma, consider the following ways you can improve.
Do a Daily Wipe down of the Surfaces
Take a look at all of the surfaces in your home. The kitchen sink, the bathroom countertops and the stovetops are all included. Just take a simple disinfectant wipe or a paper towel and cleaning solution. Spray down the surface and wipe it down. If you go through all of the rooms and spend five minutes in each room, you can easily get this chore down within 25 minutes. Once the surfaces are clean, the house looks cleaner.
Do One Load of Laundry a Day
Laundry is the one of the most loathed chores. However, if you do a little bit every day, you’ll be able to stay on top of the laundry. It’s when the clothes pile up that things feel uncontrollably difficult to manage. When you wake up in the morning, put a load of laundry in the washing machine. Before you leave for work, make sure to shift the laundry into the dryer. By the time you get home, the laundry will be ready to be folded and put away. Once you get into the routine of doing a small load on a daily basis, laundry will be easy to manage.
Stay on Top of What Needs Maintenance
If the washing machine is broken, don’t take too long to get it fixed. Otherwise, you’ll have a broken appliance that takes up space and becomes useless. It’s important to take pride in the things you own. This means that when the air conditioner breaks down, you’ll be proactive in calling professionals who can handle AC system repair.
Delegate Different Chores
If you live alone and can’t do it all on your own, it’s okay to call a cleaning service to help you maintain clean baseboards and windows. If you have kids and a spouse who can chip in with the chores, hand them daily tasks to handle. Whether it’s cleaning the toilets, sweeping the hardwood floors or scrubbing the bathtubs, everyone should have assigned tasks. It teaches responsibility. Plus, it encourages everyone to take care of the roof over their heads.
As you develop a routine, it’s always wise to recognize that it will take time for this process to feel habitual. However, when you remain committed to the overall journey, you’ll be able to reap the benefits. Before long, opening the door to a clean home will feel like normal and commonplace. With these tips, you can truly experience a heavenly level of cleanliness in your home.