Staying Organized = Happy Home

Keeping things organized makes cleaning easier. Using a caddy to maintain your cleaning supplies within easy reach will help to ensure you use them more often. Daily touch ups in the kitchen and bathrooms  make the actual cleaning of these areas much easier, instead of waiting until the grime is visible. Using as few supplies as possible also makes the job much easier. There’s no need to have a separate bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, window cleaner, etc. Choosing the right all purpose cleaner is all you need to keep all your surfaces clean and fresh, including windows and mirrors. You can make all purpose cleaner using ½ vinegar, ½ water and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Keeping your supplies together in one area will help ensure that you use them every day. It will also make your cleaning routine easier and more efficient.
Speaking of routine, do you have one when it comes to cleaning? Developing one and keeping up with it is the easiest way to maintain a clean home. In only 10 minutes a day, you can focus on doing a surface sweep in each room-making sure everything has a place and everything is in its place. You’re a lot more likely to keep a clutter free room clean instead of adding to the piles that already exist. Set a timer for 10 minutes and use that time to focus on de-cluttering and ensuring things are in their proper place. Choose a different room each day. You’ll find it’s easier to maintain an organized home and the organizing should take less than 60 minutes a week. Another way to stay on task is to create a cleaning task calendar. On it you choose which days each week will be set aside for cleaning and which tasks need to be included for that day. Certain tasks will be repeated daily (cleaning floors, wiping countertops) while others will be recurring weekly or monthly (wiping baseboards, vents, light fixtures, etc). Creating a habit when it comes to organizing and cleaning is the easiest way to keep your home clean and happy.