A new year is rolling in in a few months and what better way to usher in the new year than with a clean home? As clutter piles up and time only runs out, what’s the best way to make the house new? Here are 7 cleaning tips to sort out clutter and develop easy cleaning habits for a stress-free house cleaning.
1. Start from the smallest room
“Where do I begin?” is the question that arises as one stares blankly at the mess. Do not fret and start from the small things. Attacking the mess in one small room narrows down the scope of the task. As the small parts get sorted, moving onto bigger cleaning challenges will be a breeze.
2. Utilise storage equipment
What prevents people from house cleaning is the fear that things will fall back into a state of chaos after a month or two. Using different types of storage equipment such as boxes and bags to categorize items like accessories and wires will keep things at bay and keep them away from accumulating dust.
3. Use labels to categorize
It’s best to group items into a box with a clear label. This way, there’s no need to dig through the storage box or bag just to work out its’ contents. It’s also more convenient to look at all your items at once.
4. Clean the nooks and crannies
Overlooked spots are often in the nooks and crannies of the house. In the long term, these less noticed areas will start to accumulate dust. Don’t neglect these tiny details and remember to clean them regularly so that the house is spotless!
5. Use old stockings and socks as rags
Don’t throw away those stockings and socks with holes! They can be very useful when it comes to cleaning. Stockings can create static to gather the lint and dust of winter coats. Wrap a stocking over a hanger and there you have a lint roller! This DIY tool can also be used to the gaps between the doors of refrigerators and under furniture.
6. Use old cotton socks as gloves
Use old cotton socks as gloves to dust off blinds and home décor pieces. Once the sock gets too dirty, you can either wash it or simply throw it away for convenience.
7. Put less used and sentimental items in self storage
After a grand house cleaning, most people realise that they own a lot of unused items. If these items such as home appliances or out-of-season clothing are too valuable to donate or throw away, consider keeping them in Minibox Self Storage.This creates more living space to welcome the new year!