5 Unusual Tips For Keeping a Clean & Tidy Home

by Simplify

Elin from Slice of Light is always looking for ways to make life easier, especially when it comes to keeping a clean, tidy home. Trying to keep her home neat would always stress her out, says Elin. But here are five unusual tricks that keep her on track.

1. Get rid of the containers

Eliminate all the containers and bins around your home that you inevitably fill with stuff. Containers attract clutter. For example, she now has a coffee table with no storage drawers and she realized the drawers were unnecessary, anyhow.

2. Start and end the day with five minutes of tidying

Make an agreement with yourself to take five minutes in the morning and at night to keep your home clean and tidy. Tidying in little spurts makes it more manageable.

3. Use your automated washers regularly

Wash clothes and dishes every day to stop becoming overwhelmed by these tasks. That’s what these appliances are meant to do so there’s no need to put off doing laundry for weeks.

4. Have people over regularly

This is a great motivating reason for keeping a clean and tidy home!

Tips for a clean and tidy home

5. Hire professional cleaners

It may sound controversial, but if you can swing it, hiring cleaners to deep clean your home. It can vastly improve the quality of your life.

Tips for a clean and tidy home

Do you agree with Elin’s tips for a clean and tidy home? Let us know in the comments if you have tips to add. Also, let us know how you feel about hiring professional cleaners for your home.

For more tidying tips, discover these Dollar store organization hacks or this 30-day organization challenge for a home reset.

To see more videos, check out the Slice of Light YouTube channel.

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  • Dum31632295 Dum31632295 on Feb 04, 2023

    Help getting thru years of old paperwork after husband died who saved everything and SS numbers on lots of papers, 25 years worth!

    • Patricia Patricia on Feb 08, 2023

      Get yourself a paper shredder. Shred 10 papers a day.

  • Bbo51415153 Bbo51415153 on Sep 05, 2023

    Interesting article. Get rid of all containers, not for me. They help me stay organize, i.e. instead of a clutter drawer, there are baskets for the pencils/pens, bag clips, paper clipe, rubber bands, etc. works much better. The more I can separate items, the faster I can locate them. Washing clothes everyday is wasteful. Wash full loads.