Every year, we are told by our friends and family to live a little. Go out, go do things- walk the dog, dance around, be excited about life. All very good things if you do them with moderation.
But let’s be honest — what are most of us doing in our free time? Chances are, it’s logging onto Netflix and binge-watching some old favorites. Now just because we’re staying in doesn’t mean everything becomes a mess. Talking about creating a mess, pets can bring happiness to our lives but they can also create a lot of mess. Not only do they shed their fur all over the place, but they also cause a great deal of mess in our homes. Therefore, it’s important that we come up with some simple habits to follow and stick to them so as to keep our homes clean and tidy every day.
- Make your bed
You’ve heard it before, but making your bed first thing in the morning makes a difference to the way the whole room looks and feels. A made bed is inviting, while an unmade bed is just a source of clutter and dust mites.
- Put dirty clothes in the laundry basket
This should be a no-brainer, but when you get out of the shower or bath, put your wet towel on a towel rack and dirty clothes in the laundry basket. This way, you won’t end up with damp towels or clothes lying around your home.
- Do small tasks as you go along
Cooking creates quite a mess in the kitchen, especially if it involves chopping vegetables or meat. So rather than leaving it all until later, wipe the counters as you go along. And when someone uses the bathroom, ask them to hang up their towel. Get everyone to do their part throughout the day so that at the day’s end, there isn’t much for you to do but relax!
- Do not flush your pet’s poop down the toilet
Having a pet cat or dog can be really fun and they enhance our mood. But it is also true that your pet dog or cat can create a lot of mess in your house. When it’s shedding season, there is fur everywhere and then there’s the challenging part of disposing of their poop and urine.
Although it may seem easy and time-saving, you should not be flushing cat poop down the toilet. Yes, it is because the bacteria can contaminate waters and pose a serious health risk to other animals and humans, according to some studies. If you have already done, you can call in a plumber to fix the issue and refrain from doing so again.
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- Do the dishes right after eating
When you get up in the morning, you don’t want to see last night’s dishes piled up. So after meals and snacks (and definitely before bed), wash and put away everything you used. While you’re at it, wipe down surfaces with an all-purpose spray cleaner. If a stain is hard to remove from a plate or glass, let it soak in warm soapy water for five minutes before scrubbing.
Is there anything better than coming home to a clean, tidy house? Not only are clean homes good for your mental health, but they’re also healthier and more inviting places to live. As it turns out, keeping a clean house is easier than what most people think. While you may not be able to tackle the entire house in one go, you can always set aside 15 minutes each day to work on a specific room of your choice.
Don’t be surprised if the rest of the house doesn’t stay messy for long!