We all want to keep our homes spotless and fresh, but maintaining it can be a difficult task, especially while you’re juggling work and other priorities. Fortunately, there are plenty of quick, simple things you can do to make your home look better. Integrating them with the weekly clean of your house will get it shining and spotless in no time. Here are just a few to get you started.
Don’t Forget Your Carpets
When sorting your house out, it can be tempting to just give your carpets a onceover with your vacuum to clean it, without doing anything else. And while this can be sufficient in the short-term, you may soon notice that over time, your carpet will start to look dirtier, and lose its colour. Investing in some carpet cleaner may be worthwhile as a stopgap solution, as they are affordable and can remove most stains and dirt marks. However, they are not compatible with all carpets, as some will be at risk of being bleached by cleaners. In addition, cleaners cannot wholly prevent the deterioration of your carpet over time. In this case, you might consider hiring a carpet cleaning service to get your floors absolutely spotless. A carpet stain removal technician can also be useful in removing particularly deep set stains.
Make Your Bathroom Shine
While it’s important to keep all of your rooms clean, a dirty bathroom can be especially noticeable. It is also, of course, one of the places in your home where germs proliferate the most. It’s consequently a good idea to give your bathroom a little extra attention while cleaning. Naturally, you will want to use bleach and antibacterial cleaners to ensure that your bathroom is free of any potentially harmful viruses and bacteria. Using a shower spray will also make your taps, bathrooms, and surfaces sparkle. Additionally, you should clean your taps and shower heads regularly to get rid of limescale, because this can be another source of bacteria in your bathroom. If your shower head is difficult to reach, manually unscrewing it may help you clean it more effectively. An old toothbrush can also be a surprisingly useful tool in removing grime from these areas.
Clean as You Go
As alluded to earlier, without proper management, cleaning tasks can amount quickly, and this can make the job of getting your house back in good condition much more difficult than it needs to be. Doing a few simple cleaning jobs around the house throughout the week can therefore significantly reduce the amount of time you need to spend on deep cleans of your house, while also not taking up that much extra time in your day. Try to scan a room every time you leave to see if anything doesn’t belong there. This will reduce your clutter, and it won’t take up any more of your time. Wiping down surfaces for 10-15 minutes every night will also keep your kitchen and living areas looking fresher for longer.