I am the type of person that believes a clean home is indeed a healthier and happier home. Not only do I wholeheartedly believe this, but studies have also supported my beliefs. Aside from cleaning and keeping my house tidy, the fact remains that I actually enjoy taking time out of my day to ensure it remains pristine.
I find that a way to save money is by keeping your home in order because once it gets out of hand, you will actually have to spend more money to get it back towards the status quo. Keeping floors and carpets disinfected is an absolute must and depending on your layout, this may be easier or harder to maintain over time. There is no question that technology has made living in these times so much easier, and there are plenty of dishwashers and vacuums out there that are beyond anything our mother could have imagined. We spoke with experts and here are some of the guidelines you can use to keep your home in tip-top shape.
Keep vinegar ready at all times.
It is definitely one of the must-haves in any household and I always have some in just about every room in the house. Use it by mixing with baking soda and get rid of those tough stains – red wine in particular – and also for your fridge, cleaning windows, and stains on your children’s hands.
Treating laundry with extreme care.
Turn those pockets inside out and you will ensure that your clothes are not as stained and you are able to keep them that way. Never wring woolens and sweaters out after you wash them. Instead of that, place on flat towels and then roll the towel to absorb the extra water before finally laying out to dry.
Greeting visitors with a hearty welcome.
For guests that remain overnight, they will enjoy the small touches that show you have taken some effort. If you don’t know how to make a bed properly with a hospital corner, you should as soon as possible.
Always remember to iron.
Keeping crisp and clean shirts and pants necessitate having an iron in the house. Not only an iron, but you also have an iron that produces steam, include some starch, and know how to iron a crease into pants and shirts. Teach your kids how to iron early on and teach them the importance of knowing how to decipher clothing labels. Kids should know how to iron in grade school, and definitely before they are off to college.
Everything should smell good.
Nothing is as homey as fresh smells and incense and lavender smells will definitely open up your home. Add the scents to towels, linens, clothing and anything else you deem worthy. You only need a few drops and you will be amazed at the difference!
Toothpaste is not only for cavities.
Aside from brushing our teeth, use toothpaste to clean spots on walls and floors and even silver and jewelry.