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Four Dirty Cleaning Habits, and How to Ditch Them

If you haven’t signed up for recurring  cleaning services Salt Lake City, you are probably looking for ways to make cleaning your home a little easier.  It might not be that you despise cleaning.  You may just be making things a little harder on yourself by falling into some bad habits. Here are 4 nasty cleaning habits that you should ditch before your next cleaning day!

Adding dirt to the floor.

shoes-ath-001Of course all floors are going to have dirt on them, but you can reduce your floor-cleaning burden by leaving the shoes at the door.

To ditch the habit: Add cute storage cubbies or a small shelf devoted strictly to shoes.  Make it the first thing that you see when you walk in the door, and you will be surprised how quickly people catch on to the house rule and instinctively take of their shoes.

Not cleaning your cleaning tools.

As a maid service Utah, we know the importance of keeping cleaning tools in working order.  All of those awesome cleaning helpers you have hanging around deserve some cleaning TLC. Keep your cleaning caddy and all of your supplies in ship-shape so they will last longer and keep their effectiveness. cleaning caddy

To ditch the habit:  As soon as you are done cleaning, zap your cleaning sponge in the microwave for 2 minutes, rinse and dry your mop head, grab any stray dust strings that are clinging to your broom bristles, and wipe the inside of your cleaning caddy.   Better yet, keep your cleaning tools pristine by hiring a Salt Lake City maid service to take care of the cleaning for you!

Keeping clutter.

This one isn’t something that you can do overnight, but it’s well worth it once you get there.  Getting rid of clutter makes your house look put-together, but it also makes cleaning MUCH easier.  You can only dust the areas of your home that you can get to, so clutter can actually leave you with tons of allergy-inducing dust and pet dander.

To ditch the habit:  Leave a small trash can next to the area where you read your mail so that you can toss any junk immediately, and add organization bins, baskets, and shelving units so that everything has a place.  Regularly evaluate every room in your home to look for things that can be donated.  If you aren’t using something, there is someone out there who would!

Delaying your laundry day.

Nothing makes a clean home seem unkempt quite like a pile of laundry.  Whether you are harboring a basket of clean clothes that need to be put away, or a hamper of dirty towels that should be washed, laundry should be done early and often. luandry

To ditch the habit:  Create a laundry schedule, or just make a self-rule that your hamper will never reach capacity before hauling it to the washing machine.  Always remember that folding and putting away one load of laundry takes 5 minutes, but folding and putting away five loads takes much longer.  A few short laundry duties throughout the week definitely trumps an entire Saturday wasted washing, drying, fluffing, folding, and hanging.

If you still feel like you don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done, don’t worry.  A house cleaning Salt Lake City, service is your answer!  Give Green Envy Maids a call today!  (801) 783-3307.