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5 Commandments of a Clean Home

Break these habits and you'll never have problems maintaining a tidy space again

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There's nothing better than coming home at the end of a long day to a clean and sparkling home—a lot of you will agree that a clutter-free space allows you to relax better and enjoy every corner of your home to the fullest.

However, since most of us lead busy lifestyles, we might not always have the time to maintain a pristine aesthetic. For this reason, it's important that we develop habits that can help keep our spaces looking good and livable until the next clean-a-thon. Check out these tips: 

1. Avoid eating in places other than the kitchen or dining area.

While this sounds a tad too strict or boring—after all, it is fun to munch on chips while watching TV in the living area—it saves you the trouble of dealing with stains, spills, grease spots and crumbs (which can lead to an ant infestation!). Practice eating in the kitchen, bar or dining area to contain the food-related mess in these areas.

2. Wipe your shoes off the welcome mat before entering the home.

Before stepping inside your home, make it a habit to shake off the dirt of your shoes outside or wipe the soles on a mat. This helps lessen the amount of dirt and bacteria that enters your humble abode—the best part? It saves you a lot of sweeping time, too. 

3. Throw out trash daily.

This is a great practice to include in your daily routine! Make sure you have a recycling bin in your backyard where you can stash any trash you’ve accumulated during the week. Aside from making your home feel cleaner, this keeps odors from taking over your space as well.

4. Vacuum as often as you can.

Sometimes, basic dusting and sweeping doesn’t cut it. Keep your floors impeccably clean with a weekly vacuum session—don’t forget to concentrate on hard-to-reach corners to make sure you get every last bit of dirt. 

5. Clean up tiny messes immediately.

It goes without saying that doing that quick cleanups prevent permanent damage—stains don’t get the chance to set, spills don’t turn into muddy footprints and cuts down your cleaning time in half. Consider keeping a roll of paper towels in every room for emergency wipe downs. 

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