Cleaning My House

by Karen Bates
(last updated July 21, 2014)

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Your house can be the place you go to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. It is where you probably spend a lot of your free time, and hopefully it is a place that you enjoy.

Of course, it can be easy to let your home lose its comfortable atmosphere. Life gets busy, and many chores are left undone due to lack of time. It can feel like there are not enough hours in the day, and you don't have a spare moment to clean up around the house.

Unfortunately, having a dirty house can have a negative effect on the people living there. Messes can make it difficult to concentrate or relax, and they are especially distracting to those who thrive on order and cleanliness. Even if it might seem like an inconvenience, it is important to make keeping your home clean a priority so that you can feel your best and stay relaxed during your time at home.

Although cleaning your house might seem like a big project, you can avoid a huge amount of work all at once by implementing a cleaning schedule. Create a checklist for each day of the week with a few chores to make it manageable. For example, you can scrub the toilet in your bathroom on Monday, sweep the kitchen floor on Tuesday, and wash the windows in your living room on Wednesday. Include a few items that you know you will realistically have time to accomplish each day. After a week, your house will look neat and clean.

Of course, if you are starting with a huge mess, you will need to begin with a fairly deep cleaning. First, organize things that don't have a place to go with bins, baskets, shelves, or drawers. Throw away or donate anything that you don't need or use so that you can avoid clutter and the accumulation of junk. Once you have organized or removed messes, do a detailed cleaning of your home. After you are done, you can start on your daily cleaning schedule to help maintain a clean atmosphere.

Keeping your home clean doesn't have to be a huge project. Making time every day for a few chores can really help you to keep your house neat all the time. With just a little effort, you can maintain a neat house where you can relax and kick back without the unsightly mess.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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2014-07-21 16:13:04

JJ

Dear Sue:
Ma'am, I live in New Mexico; it's semi-arid here. You can dust one day and it won't look that way the next! In our state, people call the dust "New Mexico Rain". (-: Have you any ideas on how to combat this? I haven't been able to think of any but to dust every day. Thank you.


2014-07-21 04:47:50

sue northmore

I always thought the TV programme 'Clean House' was a set-up; but I must admit that reading your tips on cleaning and cleanliness really have got me thinking!

Do American women and me simply stock pile clutter and leave their homes undusted until it is unbearable?

I so enjoy your newsletters and find some really good tips and solutions to stains etc but find so much of the 'info' you obviously spend a lot to time putting together for people is simply common sense and what we should be doing as responsible 'housekeepers'


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