Cleaning your home certainly isn’t the most thrilling job in the world, but it’s a necessary evil. Busy life requires a clean, tidy and organized home or let’s face it, chaos would ensue pretty quickly. Even when everything is neat and in it’s place, kids can still misplace shoes and homework. And I’m sure you’ve found yourself running around the house looking for your own lost items more than once! Thankfully there are a few changes you can make around the home which make everything easier to clean, allowing you to power through more quickly (and free up time for more interesting things!) Here are a few ways you can go about it.
Replace Carpets With Tiles or Wooden Floors
Having carpets upstairs isn’t too much of a problem, just create a ‘no shoes upstairs’ rule. That way you get the soft and cozy feeling underfoot without them getting wrecked and needing replacing every couple of years. However, downstairs it’s always better to go with easy to clean flooring. It can be awkward asking guests to remove their shoes, and if you have workmen or other professionals in the house to do jobs at any point, it’s often not really appropriate to ask. Plus you have people eating, pets running around and everything else that can easily lead to stains and marks no matter how careful you are. Do yourself a favor and replace downstairs carpets with tiles vinyl or Laminate floors. They’re so much easier to clean and don’t hold onto stains or smells. If you’re worried about it feeling a little cold or bare, throw down some rugs. These are far easier to wash than carpets which are fixed to the floor.
Upgrade the Bathroom
In the bathroom, tiles are one thing that are hard to clean and can start looking worse for wear. Grout holds on to any marks or stains, and while the tiles might still be in good condition, yellowing or dark stained grout between them is always going to make the bathroom look dirty (even when it’s not!) For high traffic areas, why not have a panel fitted instead? Large bathroom shower panels will look sleek, and with no grout they are easy to wipe down and keep clean. Perfect for saving time when you’re scrubbing the bathroom! Shower curtains are another issue. Since get wet and then sit bunched up in the bath, it doesn’t take long for them to get moldy and a bit disgusting. Plus they can look a little tacky and don’t exactly add anything to the look of the bathroom. Replace with a clear shower screen instead, they look far more elegant and can be cleaned with a quick spritz of cleaner and a cloth.
Dust is an ongoing battle. It doesn’t take long for it to reappear once you’ve dusted, unfortunately, it’s a fact of life. So to make things easier for yourself, keep clutter to a minimum. If you have lots of items on display, consider investing in a display cabinet with a glass door. This will keep out the dust and means you’re not cleaning off a hundred different ornaments a day. A quick spritz with some polish and a wipe with a dusting cloth and you’re done. Since dust can aggravate allergies and respiratory issues in some people, it’s important to keep this to a minimum.