Good Housekeeping Habits You Can Start Today

Consider opting for natural cleaning tools, like mold soap and vinegar, the next time you tidy up!
Consider opting for natural cleaning tools, like mold soap and vinegar, the next time you tidy up!

Where on the spectrum from compulsive cleaner to massive mess do you fall? Most of us are somewhere in the slightly untidy middle, which means that most of us would benefit from adopting some good housekeeping habits. Here are four that you can start today!

Don’t Procrastinate

“I’ll do it later.” We’ve all said it, especially when it comes to a task we don’t enjoy, like cleaning the toilet or cleaning up after a pet. But somehow later comes and goes and the task never gets done, in fact, it often just gets harder to accomplish. Create and stick to a daily chore schedule that removes the option of pushing something off till “later.” Doing several small cleaning chores every day makes the task of keeping your home clean more manageable. However, this only works if you actually do those daily tasks, so remove later from your cleaning vocabulary and get it done!

Create an Action Plan

Good organization is a skill that will help you tackle any large project, and cleaning your house is no exception. If you don’t break it down into small parts, cleaning your whole house will seem like a massive task that is too much to handle. Break the house into sections and set reasonable, manageable goals. Focus on one room at a time, and you’ll have the whole place done in no time.

Try Natural Alternatives

When faced with a cleaning project, most people break out the chemical cleaners that line supermarket shelves. The truth is, however, that those aren’t always necessary, especially for small, everyday cleaning task. Eco-friendly alternatives, like mild soaps and even vinegar (which you probably already have in your kitchen), can handle most simple jobs. And now you no longer have the excuse that you can’t start cleaning until you go to the store!

Ask For Help When You Need It

Sometimes we take on a bigger cleaning task than we can possibly handle on our own. This could be a huge party that you’re prepping for (it feels like you’ve invited all of Annapolis) or just the accumulation of small, unfinished tasks that have created a huge headache. Life happens, and sometimes we get so busy that the thought of finding time to clean feels impossible. Remember that it is okay to ask for help, in this case, that means calling the professionals. We can help you turn your massive cleaning struggles around.

Call Misty Clean!

Misty Clean offers professional cleaning services throughout the Anne Arundel area, Howard County, downtown Baltimore, and Baltimore County. We are happy to provide you with a great one-time cleaning, stop by once or twice a week, or just swing by in the spring and fall to clean up your home. We have a great deal of expertise in cleaning homes, so trust us with restoring your home to rights. If you are ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.


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