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4 Easy Steps for a Clean and Organized Home

Discover tried-and-tested tips for a neat and clutter-free space

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Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

There are many tricks that can instantly change the look and the feel of the place you live in. You can rearrange furniture, replace curtains, and even paint walls. However, the simplest and cheapest way to improve your space is still to clean everything! Any room – be it big or small, luxurious or simple – can become even better once it has been swept, scrubbed, and mopped thoroughly.

To make it easier for you to create a spic-and-span home, here are our favorite cleaning reminders.

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Take it one step at a time
If you are living alone or if you don’t have any household help, cleaning may seem like an intimidating task. In fact, many homeowners want to get rid of the mess and clutter once and for all but they are just too overwhelmed by the thought. In order to make it less terrifying, you should try cleaning one space at a time. For example, you can begin by cleaning your living room today then your bathroom tomorrow. 
Clean as you go
Once you have cleaned your home one day at a time, you should learn to always clean as you go. For example, you should always make your bed when you wake up, wash the dishes immediately, and return all things to their proper places. These simple steps can truly make a big difference at home.
Recycle and donate often
If you have more things, you will be forced to clean more often. You will spend a lot of time dusting, wiping, and moving your bulky things around. Spend less time cleaning by simply getting rid of the things that you no longer need. Recycling and donating regularly will also make your home seem more airy and spacious. 
Avoid buying unnecessary things
Even after you have cleaned your home and let go of the unnecessary, your rooms can easily be untidy again. To maintain the spotless new look of your home, you should think twice before bringing more things into your space. Before buying furniture, décor, or anything else, ask yourself if you really need the item or if it will only make your space feel cluttered again.

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