Keeping your home neat and tidy is no easy task. It is more of a life style, than a once-a-week thing. Something, in the name of tidying, has to be done every single day, to keep your home neat and organized. However, it doesn’t have to be annoying as it sounds.
Place them right
Start with having a specific place for every single thing. Even extra paper that would otherwise lie around on the study, should have its designated place. Make sure to put the item back where it belongs, as soon as you are done using it. If you see something in a place it shouldn’t be in, put it away right away. Have storage boxes for toys! They are the biggest culprit. You could get an organizer such as a 12 cube organizer, to systematically organize stationary like stapler pins etc. or even craft supplies.
Wipe every surface clean, right after using them. These includes kitchen counters bathroom sinks, all tables etc. Wipe them even if they don’t look dirty. Always keep the floors clean. Vacuum often, and mop if you have to. Don’t let bits of pieces sit on the floor for long.
Make your bed
Keeping the rooms tidy is a must. A bed usually takes up most space in the room. So a neat bed actually means a neat room. Make your bed, first thing in the morning. Change your bed linen as often as you have to. Same goes for curtains and blinds. Clean and replace them as often as you have to. Old linens and curtains not only make a room look dirty, they also cause health issues like various allergies due to dust collection.
Conceal the clothes
Nothing makes a house look messier than piles of clothes dumped around the house. Whether it is coats or laundry, keep them tidy. Always keep your wardrobes organized and tidy. Make sure you know where your particular garments are, so that you don’t have to pull out all the clothes, looking for that pair of short. Get an organizer such as a 9 or 12 cube organizer, for your socks and other undergarments. Hang clothes in the wardrobe as much as possible. If you have to keep them folded, do so neatly. Don’t let laundry pile up for too long. Do your laundry often, and put away the washed clothes as soon as possible
Target a room a day
Some cleaning should be a part of your daily to-do list. Vacuuming, mopping, putting away garbage, wiping surfaces etc. should be done every day. However, target a specific room, and a do a bit of extra cleaning in that room, for the day. If it is you kitchen day, may be you could arrange the drawers and cupboards. A bathroom day can be used to thoroughly clean the bathroom, including its racks and cupboards.