If you are a tidy person, you generally tend to take pride in how clean you keep your home, for others, it can be a bit of a compulsion or obsession. I have met many different types of home keepers in my life and by that, I mean different people and how they keep their homes. There are some interesting habits I have noticed; some are very far-fetched and I would never dream of implementing them into my schedule, however, there are some that are amazing and I have adapted them into my own life and they have made a huge cut in the time it takes me to make my house presentable. You could clean your house with this checklist all love to save time, am I right?
Entry Shoes and Boots
A friend of mine moved into a new apartment a while back so of course, I wanted to bring over a little housewarming gift. When I got there I took off my boots and placed them on the drying mat as it was winter time so of course they were full of snow and went over to the couch to sit down. My friend proceeded to walk over to the mat and straighten my left boot because it was on a slight angle. Since then I have met two other people like that, one of them being a friend that was in town for the holidays and was staying in a hotel. She fixed everyone’s shoes as they came in. The other was a male friend who did the same when I went to his home, except he rearranged all the boots per height. People. It is just shoes. Who cares if they are straight or in descending order as long as they are where they should be?
Keeping the kitchen clean and organized is a major thing for me and my house. I need the kitchen to be clean. I literally cannot focus if my kitchen is messy. How can I even begin to prep my food if there are dishes sitting there waiting to be done? I know there are many people out there like myself that just need to have a clean kitchen in order to do even the smallest thing. I simply cannot even enjoy a cup of tea if my kitchen is messy, so the first thing I do every day when I get home from work is to tidy my kitchen and wipe down my counters, then they are fresh and ready to mess.
Smell the Air
One of the most subtle but obvious habits of people that have clean homes is the fact that things always smell good. Some love to change things up with the seasons, the smell of pumpkin spice in the fall, peppermint and spruce in the winter, fresh flowers and tropical smells in the spring and summer, there are so many options. However, some love just FRESH. Fresh everything. Open every window and let the breeze flow through. If you’re one of these people, also consider a Frigidaire dehumidifier. When it starts to get too cold to keep the windows open all day and night, you’ll still want that fresh air feel. A Dehumidifier is perfect for just that.
Make the Bed
I don’t know about you, but when I get up in the morning, I mosey on about my day. I don’t take the time to remake my bed in the morning, however, when I go to get into bed, I fix my sheets and blankets before I do. Some tidy people tend to always make their bed before they leave for the day so that they don’t have to fix it that night or say if someone stops by and the bedroom door is left open. Wouldn’t want someone to see a messy bed right? Either way, there is nothing better than a freshly made bed, especially if those sheets just came from the dryer.
We could sit and talk healthy habits all day long, but one thing is for sure, tidy people have something going for them. They don’t have to rush clean every time they think someone is coming. Yes, they may freshen things up a bit, fix the blankets on the couch, and fluff the pillows. But, they do not have to go full tilt for 24 hours just to make the place presentable. So take some advice from your friends or family that has a knack for keeping homes clean. Not everything will fit with your lifestyle like vacuuming the carpets daily or washing every window twice a week, but I’m sure you could pick up a tip or two such as never leaving dishes on the counter, wiping down the bathroom sink when you’re finished getting ready for bed, just small things that lessen the load.