8 Secrets To Have Your House Always Stays Clean

A clean space, regardless if it is your home or your office, can play a huge role in your overall wellness. According to experts, a clutter-free area can help you stay focused and more productive for longer. A better-smelling living space can lift your mood and decrease your stress levels. Even the act of cleaning itself can positively impact one’s mental health. Cleaning releases endorphins. These “happy hormones” are the same chemicals released after exercise or during a good meal. 

That said, cleaning can be a tedious task. For most people, it is a necessary evil that they need to do to prevent their homes and workspaces from becoming inhabitable. Unfortunately, not all adults know how to clean effectively. Keeping a space clean and tidy seems to be a well-guarded secret. 

Thankfully, not for long! Below are some simple tips and tricks to maintain any area – be it your office space or your home:

1. Clean as You Go

Clean as You Go or CLAYGO is a simple and effective way to keep clutter at bay. However, this tip is easier said than done. As an average adult, there are plenty of things to do in such a small amount of time.

CLAYGO is effective because you don’t feel like you are spending hours of your precious time deep cleaning a severely cluttered and neglected space. Moreover, this simple trick minimizes irreparable damage. Cleaning spills and drips as it happens prevents all kinds of carpet stains from building up. 

Truth be told, practicing CLAYGO is difficult at the onset because you feel like you are constantly cleaning. However, once it becomes a habit, this tip becomes second nature. 

2. Start the Week Right

There are very few things more encouraging and motivating than starting your work week right with a clean home and workspace. You are setting up a stage for your success. 

The brunt of the work often happens the eve of your last rest day before your first day of work – for most people, this happens to be a Sunday. Clean as much as you can and give yourself leeway for the busy week. If you start your work week right, you are more encouraged to keep clutter at bay.  

3. Have a System that Works for You

Different households have different ways of cleaning their home. For the system to be effective, it has to match the lifestyle and priorities of the people who live in that home.

There are hundreds of cleaning tips online that you can try in order to find one that works best for you. However, it is essential to remember that just because a cleaning method is effective for one person doesn’t mean it’d be effective for you too. Once you find a system and it becomes a routine, trust that cleaning and maintaining your space would no longer be such a difficult chore. 

4. Have a Place for Everything

Regardless if it is your bedroom or your office desk, every item should serve a purpose and have a designated spot. This rule makes cleaning and organizing so much easier. Likewise, it allows you to streamline your work and home life. After all, if everything has a place, you don’t have to spend precious time looking for an item you need.

Finding the right place for an item requires mindful decision-making. An item’s home should make sense for its purpose. After all, it doesn’t make sense to keep a spoon in the bedroom. 

5. Delegate Tasks

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As they say, two heads are better than one. This is true especially for maintaining a clean and organized space. When it comes to delegation, there are two ways you can distribute tasks to members of your home or your office’s maintenance team – Team vs. Zone Cleaning

In team cleaning, you assign a task to a person. This person is only required to do the job assigned to them. Consequently, zone cleaning entails assigning a person to maintain a specific room in the home or office. Team cleaning and zone cleaning each have their pros and cons. Nevertheless, the method you choose should depend on the size of your team and the scale of your operations. 

6. Stock Proper Tools

People are less likely to clean if they don’t have access to proper tools. Aside from equipment like brooms, mops, and vacuums, you should also stock your home and office with the necessary cleaning products for each task. 

As with everything in your space, try to be deliberate as to where you store these cleaning materials. The entire household should have easy access to these materials. The less friction it takes to clean, the more likely they are to pick up a broom or mop. 

7. Do a Little Bit Everyday

For most people, spending hours upon hours dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and organizing a space is a nightmare. No one wants to waste their weekend cleaning. The trick to avoiding this problem altogether is to do a little bit every day. The goal is to prevent clutter and debris from accumulating.

Spend a little bit of your free time vacuuming or sweeping a small space. Take the 10-seconds and put back an item where it belongs. These little things can save you the hassle of having to deep clean so often. 

8. Incentivize Yourself and Your Team

Rewarding your team or household for cleaning a space seems almost childish – but having an incentive to keep a room organized is an excellent way to develop a habit. Again, the goal is to create lasting habits that would make tedious tasks second nature. Providing rewards is just a means to introduce the practice initially. 

Cleaning doesn’t have to be painful, especially with the tips and tricks above. Nevertheless, in the office, if it is near impossible for you and your team to accomplish tasks while staying on top of maintenance, then it is high time to consider professional help. 

We at Burgos Cleaning are eager to provide your workspace a level of commercial cleanliness that you have yet to experience. Contact us today to learn more about the services that we offer.