6 Ways to Keep Your Home Clean, Healthy, and Tidy

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
November 11, 2019
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Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing about 6 ways to keep your home clean, healthy and tidy. Partnered guest post.

How to keep home healthy and tidy

Keeping your home clean should not be a huge task. You don’t need to spend a lot of time daily for  cleaning your home to keep it clean and tidy. Here are some little tricks and tips from Simply Maid that can help you to keep your home tidy at all times.

Keep shoes at the door

Shoes carry a lot of dirt; imagine all the places you have been to in that footwear. Keep a storage at the door for all your shoes. Make it a household rule that everyone should leave their shoes in that storage. Click here for some shoe storage. Also, put a heavy doormat at the entrance so that members of your household can scuff off some of the dirt before putting the shoes in the storage. When you do this, you will be keeping a lot of dust out of your home. That also means that you will have less dirt to clean. Your floors will be cleaner even if you don’t have time to clean regularly.

Declutter monthly

We all have a spot in the home where toss items that we are yet to sort out. Sometimes, we have more of those places in the house. You may see a small pile of mails and magazines, but by the end of the month, you may have tossed lots of stuff there. The truth is that you don’t need most of the things in that pile. Take an hour or two declutter every month. So that you send the stuff, you no longer need out.

Put things back after using them

Don’t leave things around when you finish using them. If you leave them around, you will need to come back another time to put it where it belongs. That is a waste of time, and it will also leave your home disorganized. Your books should go back to the bookshelf after using them. Your water glass should be put back in the spot you took them.

Make a bed every morning

A disorganized bed has a way of making your home look unkempt. When you wake up, straighten the bed and make sure it looks presentable. Seeing a well-made bed even reduces your stress levels.

Keep cleaning supplies close to the places you will use them

Keep bathroom cleaning supplies in a corner in the bathroom. Keep some in the kitchen as well. So that you don’t need to go round looking for supplies to clean your bathroom. It does not only waste time; you may end up abandoning the task altogether. Also, remember to keep supplies on every floor so that you won’t need to go up and down the stairs so supplies.

Clean your dishes before going to bed

Don’t leave any dishes unwashed when you go to bed. It can attract a lot of insects into your home and make your family sick. Whether you use the dishwasher or you wash your dishes by hand, ensure that you do that at night so that you only need to put them back into place.

Keeping your home clean also means making the place healthy for every member of your household. Remember that the only way you can get rid of germs in the house is by cleaning. Hence, the next time to think of a healthy home, think of all the cleaning you should be doing.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

15 Responses to “6 Ways to Keep Your Home Clean, Healthy, and Tidy”

  1. Yes, this sounds like my mantra. Except my son cannot hear the itch of my voice! You would know that from all the clothes strewn about in his room, but he loves his looks, so while he doesn’t clean his rom, he always cleans his face before bed. Better than nothing I guess!

  2. Tasheena says:

    I really enjoyed reading this post. I’ve found your tips to be really helpful. I can’t wait to implement them.

  3. Destany says:

    I wish I could get into the declutter habit. I am so freakin busy with work, my kids’ academic practices and my volunteer stuff that I have trouble finding time to do anything else!

  4. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I think decluttering once a month is a great idea. I was just looking in my closet and thinking I need to get rid of some stuff I never wear. If I did that monthly it would make my life easier!

  5. Jeanette says:

    I have such a hard time keeping my house clean. We have a dog that likes to bring her in by the truckload and then kids and family are here. I will definitely try a few these tips to see if they can help.

  6. Kathy says:

    I think these are all great ideas. I do most of these every day too. I need to work on doing the dishes each night though. I don’t always do them every day.

  7. Oh gosh, I can struggle with this. I always strive to be neat, but I am a rather messy person. So my home will never be spotless, but that’s okay!

  8. These are some great and simple tips to keep your home clean and tidy. I know that I can’t make my bed, for one I don’t own one yet, we have only an air mattress after being homeless. BUT I am big on washing dishes while I cook dinner so the kitchen feels more clean and tidy all of the time.

  9. Theresa says:

    I am a beast when the house is a mess. Clean as you go has always been my mantra. If you see a dirty dish when you’re walking by, take it to the sink, even if it isn’t yours. Thankfully, my family is pretty good about picking up after themselves, so we don’t have an unkempt house too often.

  10. My husband is Canadian and was so surprised how many folks in the United States wear shoes in the house. It wasn’t something I thought much about until he pointed it out. Now I try to wear a separate pair of shoes for in the house only, and keep the rest for outside the house!

  11. Marysa says:

    We have been decluttering so much lately. Less stuff is the way to go! I’m sick of the STUFF everywhere. Makes sense to have dishes put away before bed too.

  12. My house is in need of decluttering again. I just did it around Thanksgiving and it needs it again. Tomorrow I was going to focus on getting this place cleaned up some.

  13. It’s true what they say. Making your bed in the morning does help you clear your mind. I’ve been doing it daily for more than a month and it’s quite a game-changer.

  14. Beth says:

    These are great tips! We’ve made a big effort to declutter more regularly and are enjoying the results.

  15. Eileen M Loya says:

    I keep my cleaning supplies in an area where they are supposed to be used. It does save me a lot of time. I also make sure there are no dirty dishes in the sink before I go to bed. Leaving dirty dishes are like an open invite for pests to come in the house.

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