Tidying Tips for A More Liveable Home

February 20, 2017

Written by: Terry Stevens


Tidying Tips for A More Liveable Home

In the face of a cluttered home, your surest bet to get everything in order is to call out for a housekeeping service.

While a house cleaning service can get your home in perfect order without you having to lift a finger, there are also a few things that you can do to keep it from becoming in complete disarray.

The trick is to study and apply the art of tidying, a skill you will have mastered when you use it daily.

Here are some expert tidying tips that should be part of your regular routine s o you come home tidier every day and, therefore, more liveable.

Decongest your house of the non-necessities.

Let’s be clear. Tidying becomes a lot easier when you only put away the things that really matter to you. This includes items you regularly use (clothes, dishes, towels, etc.) and something you treasure (the antique matching candelabras your grandmother passed on to you).

But when you have too much in both categories, tidying and keeping your home neat and clean will take more time than you are willing to give up.

Go through each of your possessions and discard those that you no longer use or are no longer helpful, and you will find that you have multiples that you don’t use.

Make a tidying schedule and checklist.

Tidying Tips for A More Liveable Home

If it is easy to set a cleaning schedule and get cleaners to come and give your home some much-needed TLC, it is also easy to create a doable tidying schedule that works around your daily routines and build yourself a dining room cleaning checklist to help you remember all those tricky areas.

The key is to identify pockets of time to do some tidying or putting away and then make a routine.

For example, you may decide to wipe down all tabletops in the kitchen, living room, and dining room every night after dinner.

Or, in your tidying schedule, the second thing you do after getting home on a Thursday night is to go around the house and collect your children’s toys in a catch-all bin before returning everything to their room.

You may even decide to do tidying based on location, such as the bathroom every Monday, the study room every Tuesday, the hallway every Wednesday, and so on.

You will also find that when you do this, it will take cleaners less time to get your home clean – shaving off precious hours of service that is an additional cost to you!

Adopt a One-Minute Clearing Rule.

A big mess is just a small mess that has accumulated over time. Before it reaches a point where you will have to get in touch with house cleaning Melbourne, get it out of the way ASAP.

Think this way. If it doesn’t take more than a minute to get it in order, then attend to it immediately.

One minute of your life spent returning six books to the bookshelf from your bedside table is a minute well spent, especially if you compare it to the ten minutes it will take your future self to get your bedside table in order finally and free of all the clutter that was on it.

This is the fastest way to get your home neat and clean.

Have a place for everything.

Storage containers for your home

Sometimes you will find that you are not really tidying your space but just moving stuff around, and this is because you have no idea where to put certain things since they end up making a home in several random places in your house.

Once and for all, decide where things go and make it easy to return said objects to their respective homes and finally create an organised home.

Invest in storage solutions that will house your things, and be firm when stating that only particular items can be placed inside specific containers or storage bins. Otherwise, you will just be relocating your mess.

With these tidying tips, you can make your home neat in the least possible time.

When everyone in your family applies these tidying tips at home, you will find that it is not that hard of a task to do.

Just imagine yourself coming home to a visually appealing home (no socks or slippers strewn around the floor) with enough space for you to stretch out and relax.

The feeling of dread at finally facing that mountain of clothes haphazardly thrown on the backrest of your office chair will become a thing of the past.

At the same time, you will have developed strategic cleaning and tidying tips that you can accomplish without too much effort, simply because it has already become a habit for you!


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About the author 

Terry Stevens

The owner and founder of Sparkle and Shine. He is a seasoned professional in the home services industry with a decade of experience. He is dedicated to providing top-notch services for residential and commercial properties and has a wealth of knowledge to share on topics such as tips, tricks, industry trends, and the importance of loving your space.