One of the best habits to keep the house tidy is not to allow chores to accumulate. Every challenge is difficult at first, but this, once achieved, becomes only practical habits and can even be entertaining.
Some simple everyday habits are:
Fix your bed in the morning
Fixing the bed is one of those things we do like bathing, changing our clothes, and having breakfast, which tells our brain that it’s time to wake up and activate.
If you are one of those who believe that by not making the bed you eliminate the mites and bacteria, I comment that this is solved in a more practical and easy way: aerating the sheets well.
Implementing this habit in your daily life will help you become more productive. In addition, it is delicious to come home at night and find the bed organized.
You can do it after you shower and get dressed, so you will have invested 5 minutes of your time effectively. The room changes with the bed well arranged.
Clean the kitchen every night
Imagine how good you’ll feel when you wake up to make coffee, and you find your kitchen spotless and ready for the day.
There is no denying that this is difficult because many times we are so tired that it causes us to leave everything lying down and go to sleep.
So let’s not forget this important habit. Also, it may not take you more than 10-15 minutes to order your kitchen.
Clean up at once
If you don’t want to spend hours cleaning, the ideal is to do it every day, but in small doses.
When using a dish wash it immediately afterward and do not let the vessels be deposited on each visible surface. Also, if you vacuum or regularly sweep the high-traffic areas, keeping them spotless won’t take more than a few minutes.
When you use the bathroom or shower, wash the toilet and sink. This will allow the furniture to remain always clean, free from the permanent stains that make it opaque with great speed.
Overall cleaning will be easier and will take less time.
Leave the room tidy before leaving it
Regardless of the area -living room, dining room, kitchen, patio, or bedrooms-, if we see objects on the floor, we must put them in place before leaving the room in which we are completely, thus contributing to order in general.
Dumps the garbage every night
Do not accumulate any remains or wait until the bag is overflowing because otherwise, the stains from the cubes and the smell will permeate everything.
Add this automatic cleaning habit to your daily routine, and your home will be more hygienic.
Shake your shoes when you enter your house or take them off
This simple habit helps reduce the time we spend cleaning and also prevents germs and bacteria from entering our home that could be in the soles of your shoes.
Washes a load of clothes a day
If you at least do one load of laundry a day, you won’t have to spend an entire day off doing laundry.
Try to check if there are enough colored/white/black clothes to get washed every day. You can even fold them while watching TV.
Get rid of papers
Accumulating is synonymous with an emotional deficiency and can drain your energy.
Get rid of as much paper as possible as accounts you already paid and don’t need catalogs, and old newspapers.
Neatly archive the documents you need to preserve and clean all surfaces. You will soon notice how this makes a big difference.
Put everything in its place
Make it a habit not to leave your bag or wallet, shoes and/or clothes at the entrance of your house as soon as you arrive, let alone distributed throughout the house.
Select and set up space in your home, that gives you some order, that serves to deposit everything you carry outside as soon as you arrive, so you will find everything you need to leave quickly and in one place.
If you use something from another room, return it to its place as soon as you’ve finished using it. And if you don’t have a “home”, give it to him.
Also, apply with clothes, do not let a pile of clothes form somewhere in your room. Arm yourself with courage and order it at once.
Collect everything before bed
At the end of the day, spend 5 minutes of your time collecting and cleaning as much as you can. Work fast, and this way you will find a very nice home at the beginning of the next day.
Plan the cleaning thoroughly
Eventually, the time will come when you have to tidy and clean thoroughly.
Plan that moment ahead of time and work every day to shorten the deep clean-up process as much as possible.
You can do one every two months that includes emptying the fridge and closets for cleaning and don’t forget the carpets and curtains.
Educate the little ones
The Japanese have a tradition during the days leading up to the end of the year in which they dedicate themselves to do a thorough cleaning of their houses; this is known as sooji (大 掃 除) or ‘high cleanliness’
Behind this great cleansing, there is a spiritual and metaphorical component: by cleaning the house physically it is as if the soul and the life of its inhabitants were also cleansed and the new year could thus begin from scratch, purified, clean physically and spiritually.
Osoji is also carried out in offices, schools, offices, and even small shops and premises.
In most schools in Japan, elementary and high school students, in addition to sweeping, mopping, and serving refreshments as part of their school routine, also have to wash toilets.
In addition, Japanese schools do not have cafeterias or canteens, so students eat inside the classrooms and are themselves in charge of organizing everything and serving their classmates.
Michie Afuso, president of the organization ABC in Japan, which assists the integration of foreigners and Japanese ensures that “the obligation also makes children understand the importance of cleaning up what is dirty”.
Take advantage of the filth-which is always there-to teach children the importance of cleanliness, because a willing, helpful, diligent, and responsible attitude opens many more doors to them than purely academic knowledge.
They will want to get involved depending on how you communicate the importance of keeping the house clean: it is a benefit for everyone, and it is also a responsibility for everyone. The sooner we do that, the sooner we will enjoy other activities, and if we do it together, we can do it faster.
The way to get children’s cooperation is not through shouting, beatings, or rewards and punishment.
It is also key to know which domestic tasks to involve children in and which not. Sometimes it is a priority to get the job done quickly, and sometimes it is a priority for the child to participate and feel useful. It depends on the task, the circumstances, and the child.
At the end of the day, the house always gets dirty again and the work never ends, but you have the decision to turn those monotonous tasks into a great benefit that lasts for a lifetime.