We understand that maintaining a clean living space can sometimes feel like a daunting task, especially with busy schedules and limited time. However, with a few simple strategies, you can spruce up your space without putting in excessive effort. If you’re looking for easy tips to clean your space fast while using minimal effort, we’ve got you covered. Read on as we delve into practical and effective methods to effortlessly elevate the cleanliness and overall ambiance of your home.
1. Freshen the air
The easiest way to make your home feel cleaner is by allowing fresh air to pass through. Open windows to let in natural air and allow any stale odors and even leftover food and cooking smells to dissipate. You can also take it a step further by using scented candles or natural remedies, like essential oils, to create a pleasant and clean-smelling environment. By letting air circulate and adding inviting aromas in your home it will transform a space that feels stuffy into a space that feels fresh and open.
2. Use a bag for all your morning routine items
If you or members of your house have a morning routine when you start the day, chances are a lot of items get left out on the bathroom counter. Razors, makeup, and other products tend to accumulate, and it can be a chore just to put everything back in its place. An easy and effortless solution is to incorporate a medium to large cloth bag (preferably with a zipper) that can be used to store a separate category of all morning routine products and items. This may seem a bit disorderly, but it’s actually a controlled chaos that saves you time getting ready and cleaning up. Dump items out to use them and scoop them back in the bag when you’re done!
3. Use wastebins with lids,
This is a no-brainer. No one wants to see trash, even if it’s your own. Seeing trash, even if it’s just balled up papers in the trash can of your office can make a space feel disorganized and junky. A super easy way to make your home feel and look cleaner is by hiding the mess. Opt for using solid wastebins with a foot-petal lid instead of see-through wastebins or bins without a lid. As the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind.
4. Clear up little bits of space throughout the house
It’s easy to collect decor and miscellaneous items over time. Things like extra candle holders, throw blankets, and decorative trinkets can make surfaces looks overcrowded and make the room feel cluttered. The next time you enter a room, take time to look for items you’re okay to part with. Give away or sell extra decor that you’re not attached to. This will free up space, making any room feel more open and clean and it will also lessen the amount of dust buildup around surfaces and shelving.
5. Fluff and arrange pillows
The couch in any living room is the piece that brings the aesthetics of the room together. If you have pillows sprawled out and flattened, this can make your living room go from looking stylish to sloppy. By simply fluffing and arranging the pillows on your couch or chairs, you can instantly make your living room look tidier. This small effort can give the impression of a well-maintained space without requiring much time or energy.
6. Make a habit of always leaving shoes at the door.
Do you love mopping? If so, then don’t worry about this tip. However, if you’re like the rest of us then it’s a dreaded task. Save yourself from having to mop frequently by just leaving your shoes at the door. Better yet, incorporate a system of indoor shoes and outdoor shoes. There’s a reason many cultures have adopted this system. It’s a way of avoiding the spreading of germs around the home. As soon as you get home have a pair of cozy indoor shoes you can slip on waiting for you after you get into your house. This tip is especially useful if you have light colored flooring.