Top tips for keeping a clean home

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Top Tips For Keeping A Clean Home

Cleaning every day keeps your home neat and tidy. Whether you’re a busy mum or a full-time working professional, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your house clean. The best thing to do is to set up a cleaning schedule. That way, you can manage task and know when each room needs a good dusting or vacuuming.

The Hallway

Your hallway and entry is the first thing that visitors see when they enter your home. This is why it’s essential to keep your entrance clean and tidy.

In the same way a clean kitchen creates a great impression, a well-kept entryway and hallway is an important part of a home’s aesthetic. With a few maintenance tips, you can have your front door and entrance sparkling in no time.

Tip #1:

The first step to a clean and tidy entryway is to organise the space. By grouping items together and removing anything that is not necessary, you will be able to quickly tidy up the entrance.

Tip #2:

If you have a large entryway, make it inspiring by filling it with art or a small piece of furniture that compliments the overall aesthetic of your home. You can even place a sideboard or table by the door to create a space for quickly placing things as you walk through the door.

You can go one step further when trying to keep your entrance clean and organised, by considering fitted storage furniture, creating a perfect place for coats to shoes. This way, you can hide away all of the clutter without having to worry about it affecting your decor or creating obstacles to walking through.


Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in the home and can become messy when you’re not paying attention. However, there are plenty of maintenance tips you can follow to keep your kitchen clean and tidy without a lot of effort.

Start with the basics: Fill your sink with hot, soapy water and put any dishes that need hand washing in it to soak before you wash them. This helps prevent stains and dirt from sticking to the surface of the dishes and the worktops becoming overfilled with dirty pots.

Next, grab a basket or carrier bag and do a lap around the kitchen picking up trash that might be sitting on the floor, in drawers or cabinets or under stools. You can also use this method to quickly sort through anything that might be left on the countertops that shouldn’t belong there or have a home elsewhere.

When you’re finished, make sure to sweep or mop your kitchen floor. Sweeping daily helps prevent dust and crumbs from getting stuck on the floor and inviting ants into the home.

Once a month, give the oven, refrigerator and light fixtures a quick cleaning. These are spaces that tend to get overlooked, but they can quickly build up dirt, dust and odours which will eventually need a lot of elbow grease and time to clean.

Living Room

The living room, the hub of the home, is a great place to spend time with family and friends, but it can also be one of the most cluttered and dirty rooms in the house. To keep this space tidy, you should do a few basic chores regularly and deep clean it every once in a while.

Clearing out the living room is a key part of living an organised lifestyle and will make your cleaning chores much easier in the long run.

First, declutter the living room by removing all unnecessary items from it. This includes any toys, old newspapers or magazines, broken objects and other junk that you no longer need.

Next, Dust and wipe down surfaces such as skirting boards, window boards, picture frames, door frames and coffee tables with a damp microfibre cloth. Don’t saturate the cloth as this can damage the wood and cause scratches.

Then it’s time to focus on carpets and rugs. These should be vacuumed and spot treated with a good quality carpet cleaner to remove any grime, dirt or stains. It’s recommended to do this at least once a week, but if your living room gets heavily used you should clean it more often.

Keeping your living room tidy and clean has many benefits for your physical and mental health. It’s a more pleasant place to be, reduces stress and helps you focus on your tasks or lets you chill out in a more tranquil space.


The bedroom… the room where you’ll probably spend the most amount of time, albeit sleeping. If you want to ensure that your home is a pleasant place to be, it’s essential that it’s kept in a tidy condition.

A clean bedroom will help to reduce stress levels, improve sleep and increase energy. However, it can be difficult to maintain and keep it clean and organised.

The first step to keeping a bedroom in tip-top condition is to declutter. This includes removing any clothes, shoes and books that don’t belong in the room.

After that, take your time to tidy the room. This will make it easier to keep the bedroom in a clean and tidy state. Next, you need to dust the surfaces in the room. This includes the bed frame, any furniture, TV, bookshelves and picture frames.

You can use pre-cut and folded microfibre dust wipes for this task.

After you’ve finished dusting the surfaces in the room, vacuum the floor to remove any cobwebs and hair that may have accumulated.


The bathroom, whilst you may not initial think it, is a place where cleanliness is paramount. Whether you’re taking a bath to relax after a long day or hopping in the shower to start your day, the bathroom is a place where you clean yourself so it only makes sense that it’s also clean.

Fortunately, there are plenty of easy and efficient ways to clean your bathroom. You just need to follow a few tips that will help you.

First, make sure to empty all of the trash in the bathroom. It will be easier to sweep and wipe the surfaces in the bathroom if there is no trash around.

Next, make a point to remove all of the dirty laundry from the bathroom if you have any. This will create a blank state for all surfaces to start cleaning from.

Then you’ll want to start dusting, including with the top of the toilet, shelves and counters using a microfibre towel or feather duster. Once you’ve removed the dust use warm soapy water or specialised cleaning products to wipe down and disinfect the surfaces.


Gardening is a wonderful hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone. However, it requires some time and effort to keep your garden looking its best.

Your garden is meant to be beautiful, but it can quickly detract from that beauty if you allow it to accumulate leaves, other debris, overgrown vegetation or become a dumping ground. That’s why it’s important to prune hedges of dead branches and remove dry leaves regularly to prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for rats or other vermin.

Pruning allows sunlight to pass through the branches and flowers thereby stimulating growth and creating an inviting and bright space for you and your guests. Moreover, it keeps your plants healthy and helps you spot unhealthy ones that might infect other plants.

Weeds are another problem in gardens and can easily be controlled by removing them from the garden when noticed. They grow fast and tend to choke the roots of your plants if not removed properly.

Whether you’re growing vegetables or looking for a place to enjoy during summer, remembering these simple tips and regular maintenance can save you from a lot of hours of hard labour at a later stage when having to tackle what’s become a forest.


Depending how you use it, your garage could be an extension of your home or a place you store your belongings. So it’s essential to keep it tidy and clutter-free.

While it may be tempting to store everything in the garage, it’s important to consider how much use you actually get from each item. It’s likely that items you don’t use on a regular basis will become dusty and cluttered very quickly.

The most important thing to do is to get rid of things that are no longer useful to you. This could be anything from old toys and electrical equipment to clothes that you no longer wear or don’t need.

Similarly, you’ll find that many garages are filled with a large number of unwanted tools and hardware. These are often left in storage for years, and can be a hazardous to the health and safety of you and your family.

It’s a good idea to take out all the items you no longer need from your garage before beginning any cleaning. Floor cleaning is easier if your have concrete floors which is typical if you store your car in the garage. If you’re in the process of repairing the floor you might consider a concrete or screed overlay to help level it which will make it easier to clean.

As you begin to declutter and clean out your garage, it’s also important to inspect any cracks in the walls or other areas that may need attention.

Final Words

Keeping a clean and orderly home requires effort but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the right strategies and techniques, you can easily maintain a tidy home with minimal stress and mess. 

By staying organised, doing regular cleaning routines, setting up systems for clutter control, and taking advantage of helpful technology, your home will be clean and comfortable for years to come. 

It may take some time and practice to get into a good routine, but once you do it will become second nature. A clean home not only looks better, but it can also make you more productive, relaxed, and content. 

But most importantly make sure to reward yourself with a break every now and then, or a special treat for keeping your home clean.


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