Your home is your pride and joy. You take enormous pleasure in welcoming guests, entertaining family, hosting your kids’ slumber parties and, of course, relaxing at home with those closest to you. Everything in your home makes a statement. Every wall tells a story. Everything you’ve chosen to display in your home hints at your personality and your unique sense of style. But you’re not resting on your interior design laurels either.
You take great care to keep the place clean and tidy with surfaces so sparkling clean that you could happily eat your dinner off of them. But recently you’ve begun to notice that no matter how hard you try to keep the place clean… it never quite feels clean enough. It’s not that you’re doing any less or applying any less elbow grease, but the sense of pristine cleanliness seems to be fading from your home day by day
Here are the reasons why your home never quite feels clean enough (and what you can do about it)…
Your carefully placed possessions are turning into clutter
Over time we tend to accumulate all kinds of belongings, many of which we want to display in pride of place around the home. From framed photos to vases and curios these can all add personality and beauty to the home. But when we acquire too many of them they can quickly add up to become clutter. Clutter doesn’t just make the home look visually busy it can actually have a surprisingly detrimental effect on one’s mental health. Consider a more minimalist aesthetic displaying fewer more carefully chosen accessories… and if you can’t bear to part with any it might be worth rotating them.
Your vacuum cleaner can’t keep your floors spotless alone
Your floors take up a huge portion of the visible space in any given room. And if they don’t look and feel completely clean, the room won’t either. You may vacuum diligently several times a week, but even a powerful vacuum may not be enough to keep your carpet spotless. As we walk across the carpet day in and day out we grind dirt, pet dander and other nasty detritus in to the fabric of the carpet beyond the reach of the vacuum cleaner. That’s why it’s essential to use local carpet cleaning services regularly to keep your floors pristine. You’ll be astonished by the difference it makes.
You’re not cleaning as you go in the kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the food that is prepared and enjoyed by the whole family plays a huge part in bringing everyone together and filling the house with love… But when cooking all those little spills, splashes and stains can quickly add up and make the kitchen seem like a nightmare to keep clean. Try cleaning up after yourself as you go when cooking. It’ll save you a lot of time and effort in the long term.
Get the whole family involved
It can be very stressful when you feel like you have to bear the burden of keeping the home clean on your own. So lighten the load by giving other members of the household responsibility for keeping certain areas of the home spotless.
You can’t expect to win the battle for cleanliness while fighting solo!