Home Cleaning That Lasts
Whether you’re getting ready to put your home on the market to sell, or planning on staying for a while, it’s always very important to have a clean house. However, with everything many of us have going on throughout the day, we often find ourselves without the time or desire to clean. There are some simple things we can do to not only prevent the mess from getting out of control, but also to keep our homes cleaner for longer.
A very important thing to keep up with around the whole house is dust. Dust forms very quickly and sticks to everything as well as gets in the air we breathe. A way to combat dust is to keep your home at a higher humidity level of 40-50%. Lower humidity causes static electricity, which in turn causes dust.
Making the Shower Sparkle
Considering the shower is the place we go to get clean, making sure the shower doors are clean is crucial to having a clean home. To get rid of soap scum on the doors, create a mixture of baking soda and vinegar and wipe the glass with it with a sponge. After this mixture sits for 15 minutes, scrub the glass with water and you will have clean shower doors. In order to prevent future soap scum after you do this, use automotive windshield rain repellent spray on an as needed basis on your shower doors so water will bead off the glass.
Fixing up the Kitchen
You will also want to make sure that your kitchen countertops are clean, especially if they are made of stone. Stone is very susceptible to getting stains from many everyday things, including oils and juice. In order to protect your countertops as best as possible, periodically test them to see if they need to be resealed. To see if your counters need to be resealed, pour a bit of water on them. If water doesn’t stay beaded, it’s time for a reseal.
Maintaining Furniture & Flooring
It’s important to take care of your furniture and your carpeting to keep a clean house. There are many things, including food, drink, dirt, and pet hair, that will absorb into the furniture to create stains. Next time you’re at your local superstore, purchase some protective furniture spray and carpet sealant (if you have carpet). Apply these yearly after you get your upholstery and/or carpet cleaned to prevent absorption of stray things into the surfaces.
We have several other small tips to keeping your home cleaner for longer. If you’re like a lot of homeowners that are constantly busy, you probably don’t have much time to set aside for house cleaning. Try completing a 10 or 15-minute power clean every day so that you don’t become stressed out from the inevitable constant mess. Also, a good habit to get into is to take something with you that doesn’t belong in the living or family area every time you pass it and then put it away. For more great tips, reference the infographic above. Happy cleaning!