If you’re a homeowner, you must already be aware of the ways that you need to keep your house clean. However, it’s good to have a reminder once in a while and that's where we come in. The bigger the house, the more work you’d have to do to keep your house spic and span.

It seems easy to just hire a professional service that can come in twice a week and clean out your entire house. Hiring a service means that you’d have to shell out good amounts of money which isn’t good for your pocket at all. Your house is your safe haven. You come home at the end of a grueling day to just kick up your heels and relax. Now imagine if you came home to a dirty house with leaky faucets. Relaxation is now nowhere in sight. Don’t do this to yourself and even though it takes ages, ensure that you clean your house regularly. We would go as far as to say that cleaning your house is even more important than cleaning your own body.

If you give yourself a list of chores that you need to do daily, cleaning your home might seem less daunting. Divide the chores in the week and keep the bigger tasks for the weekend. Though er suggest that you keep the weekends solely to relax and finish a bulk of your chores within the week. You may be tired at the end of the day, but giving your house an hour isn’t a lot and you’ll thank yourself profusely on the weekends when you can just sit and relax.

We list out the chores that you need to do so you don’t have to.

Empty the trash bin every alternate day

The dustbin is the most unhygienic place in your house at any given point in time. It will definitely attract pests like cockroaches and houseflies. These pests not only contaminate your food but also multiply in your house and you may end up in a bad situation. Prevention is better than cure. Ensure that you keep your bins clean and covered. Use garbage bags in your dustbins so it doesn’t take you much effort to take out the garbage and don’t forget to put the lid on after every use. It is also good if you wash your bins with hot water and liquid cleaner once a week. Always keep your dry waste and wet waste segregated.

Sometimes despite your best efforts, pests may creep in and you may find yourself infested with insects and sometimes even rats. Don’t try to get rid of these pests yourself. You may not know the best way to get rid of them. Sometimes only the trained eye can see signs of infestation. Professional services like Portland pest control can help you get rid of these pesky invaders with finesse and precision. Don’t worry about getting infested again as a good company might even give you a guarantee.

Dust walls and ceilings periodically
Dust your house regularly! Dust your fans and ceilings and get rid of that allergy-inducing dust. Dust the walls of your house too especially the corners and get rid of any stray cobwebs. Don’t forget the floors! Vacuum your house at least once a week. Mop your floors. If you have rugs laid down, beat the dust out of them and mop the floors under them. Hidden dust and allergens are extremely unhygienic.

Wipe your lampshades and vacuum all the spaces which are not accessible by a duster.

Clean your kitchen

Clean your kitchen countertop after every use. Definitely clean the appliances and small insects can make their way into crevices. If you find any cracks in your kitchen walls and counters, repair them immediately. Chances are that bugs may have made their way into these cracks. Wash all your kitchen towels once a week and vacuum your kitchen cabinets. At the end of the last meal of the day, clean your kitchen surfaces with a damp cloth and disinfectant.

Your dishes must never be left undone. This creates a hotbed for pests and insects to breed and make your kitchen their home. Your fridge is another potential breeding place for pests. Insects are extremely resilient and unless you clean your fridge at least once a month there are chances of molds and fungus growing inside, contaminating the food inside.

Keep your house uncluttered

Make space in your house to live. If you have unnecessary furniture, dispose of it or donate it to charity. Clear up any stray clothes and tidy up your home. Put away your things where they belong. If you have extra things, dispose of them. Things that you haven’t used in 6 months are redundant and you don’t need them. Have a garden sale and you even have a chance to earn some money from your waste.

When you have room to live, you create a space for yourself and declutter your life too. If you have anxiety and stress, just cleaning your house up could bring about a phenomenal change in your life. It is said that your house reflects your personality. Keep a clean and beautiful house and you may see a lot of change in yourself too.

Practice physical as well as mental hygiene. Take some time to yourself and introspect. Having some me-time is important too. Some additional things that you can do for yourself is to wash your curtains once a month and get rid of pet hair every day. Dust your doormats once a week too. Since this is a group effort it is important that you have your entire family on board if you want to make your house better and hygienic. The biggest thing to remember is to not stress over cleaning your home too much. What you can’t manage you can always call in the professionals. If you don’t have time to do a thorough job, you can make a provision for cleaners in your budget and hire them once in a while. Maintaining hygiene isn’t difficult provided that you complete your chores regularly!

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