Loving your home is a big step to making yourself, and your family, happy. Having a home that isn’t clean (and I mean really clean) can leave a person feeling unaccomplished, without them even realizing it. What I’m talking about is the dust, the floors, regular maintenance on appliances, etc.
Some tips I have learned over the years that helps me feel better about my home include:
- Wash your walls, windows, and kitchen cabinets at least monthly, if not bi-monthly. The more often you clean them, especially in high traffic areas, the less there will be to clean and scrub ongoing. This also helps make your home really shine because you’ve washed away the little finger and nose prints.
- Patch up small dings and holes in walls and touch up the paint at least every six months. Walls get hit accidently by chairs, while moving furniture, and even by stuff that we are carrying around our home. Fixing these little areas can help increase the beauty of your home.
- Clean lint traps, vacuum coils, and completely wash down all appliances at least every six months. Not only will this extend the life of your appliances, but it will make them look much nicer when you use them.
- Mop and vacuum all floors at least once a week, even if it doesn’t look like they need it, especially in high traffic areas. Don’t forget to move the fridge and dining room table out of the way to sweep and mop under them.
- Dust at least every other week, if not weekly. This includes wiping down televisions and other electronics in your home.
- Unclutter your home at least every three months. This means clean off the junk that tends to pile up on the desk, mantle, coffee and end tables, counters, etc.
Everything should have a specific home. If it doesn’t, find a home. Uncluttering your home can help you feel so much better.
How often do you love your home? Do you have any additional tips for loving your home?