No matter if we want it or not, we all are forced to clean and maintain our flats, houses and apartments in a nice condition. And not because there is some kind of reward at the end we are aiming to get, but because no one likes living in a messy, unorganised, and dirty place. Where is all the cosiness, the real comfort and the warmth of being at home, if indeed this place called “home” looks like a disaster? We as human-beings love the certainty. We like to be secure and we love to be protected. That is why nothing could be compared with the feeling of coming at home after a stressful day at work, an important interview or a long trip abroad. There is something magical that abstractly hugs us the second we go at home. And this place is our place. This sofa is our sofa. We have furnished it with thought and decorated it with love and that is why no hotel, no apartment and no other place on Earth could be so beloved like this one. But every love story is about compromises and devotion. And just like home gives you so much, you need to do something for it, as well. You need to clean it, to maintain it and not to forget it. You need to do it frequently and not to procrastinate. You need to be responsible. And here is what you need to do daily so as to live happily ever after (or until it’s time for an end of tenancy cleaning inspection) in this house.
Make your Bed
Be organized from the very beginning and make sure that you will have that 2 minutes every morning to make your bed.
Clean as you Go
This is the philosophy of making less dirt. When you come home, take off your shoes and never walk with them through the entire place. Especially in winter and especially when it is snowy/muddy/rainy outside. Then instead of leaving those shoes in the hallway, put them where they belong. Do the same with the clothes and please, don’t leave them on the chair or on the bed or wherever else you live them and you should not. Things just as little as these make a great change. So make them part of your daily routine.
Do not procrastinate
First of all, you will need to perform a deep cleaning once in a while (once in a week or two), so schedule it in advance and make absolutely no excuses when the time for it comes. Never procrastinate in your everydayness, as well. Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink. Do not neglect a stain, when it appears, but roll up your sleeves and try removing it on the instant. Do not leave until tomorrow, what you can do today. Thus you won’t end up having to do everything on Saturday, when your friends are walking in the park, but you are stuck cleaning.