Nothing feels better than having a clean home. But actually getting one can be difficult, especially when you have a family. We all know those people who always seem to have immaculate houses. But we don't quite understand why. What is it about them that means that their homes are always so neat and tidy? What are their secrets? And how can we emulate them so that our own homes look the same?
It turns out that the tidiest people you know aren’t super human. It’s just that they’ve built up a bunch of keeping tidy habits over the years. Now it’s your chance to find out their secrets. These are their habits for always keeping their home tidy.
They Have A Special Place For Their Laundry
If you’ve got a messy house, you’ve probably got two places for your laundry. One is the back of a chair; the other is the floor.
This isn’t how people with tidy homes operate. They’ve got a special place for all their laundry, usually the laundry basket next to their washing machine.
They Make Vacuuming A Breeze
One of the main reasons people hate vacuuming is because of the vacuum cleaner itself. Vacuum cleaners can be big, difficult to manage and loud. People who always seem to have immaculate houses tend to invest a bit of money in their vacuum cleaners. They buy top rated vacuum cleaners because it’s these vacuums that make the job easier. The easier it is to suck up the dust from your carpet, the more likely you are to do it.
They Wipe Their Surfaces Everyday
Nothing looks worse than a kitchen counter top or a bathroom sink that hasn’t been cleaned in a while. It’s messy, and no doubt, bacteria ridden. But I’m sure that if you’ve ever been to your friend’s immaculate house, you noticed that the surfaces are sparkling clean. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the reason that they’re so clean is because they get wiped every day. Your countertops end up looking terrible because all the dirt and mess for days and even weeks accumulates.
They Aren’t Hoarders
You’ve probably had the urge at one time or another to have a big clear out. But when you tried to do it, you found it harder than you thought you would. Whenever you tried to throw something out, you wound up keeping it instead. You feared that even though it didn’t have an obvious use today, that it might at some point in the future. Could you be a hoarder?
Here’s the thing about tidy people: they aren’t hoarders. In fact, they make a point of using only what they need and ditching the rest. You may have noticed that your tidy friend doesn’t have a bunch of stuff stuffed under their bed like you do. Everything somehow has its proper place.
They Make Their Beds Daily
Speaking of beds, there’s one last habit that defines the tidy home; making one’s bed daily. It might not sound like a big job - and it isn’t. But it makes a big difference psychologically.