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4 Housekeeping Tips for Maintaining Your Beautiful Home

You know how to clean your house, but how do you keep it that way? Learn all the top tricks with these housekeeping tips for maintaining your beautiful home.

It never fails—you do all the work of tidying up your home, only for it to return to its usual disordered state a couple of days later. Your home is full of style and beauty, but it’s hard to show that off when there’s constant clutter. How can you clean your home and keep it that way? Fortunately, a little bit of effort every day makes a world of difference. With these simple habits, you can get rid of the mess and keep it at bay for more than a few days at a time. Check out these housekeeping tips for maintaining your beautiful home.

Make Your Bed Every Day

Bed with white bedding
Bed with white bedding in spacious bedroom interior with gold decorations and big window

As simple as it seems, there’s a reason why your parents told you to make the bed every day as a kid. This is a quick, easy task that starts your day off in a productive manner. Plus, a tidy bed can immediately transform a room, making the entire space feel more put together. Take a moment as you get ready in the morning to straighten the pillows, smooth the sheets, and get into the mindset of cleaning up after yourself throughout the day.

Keep Cleaning Supplies Nearby

Cleaning supplies in a blue bowl, wooden floor background.
Cleaning products on the floor, home interior background. Chemical detergent bottles in a blue bowl. Domestic household or business sanitary cleaning

Have you ever spotted a mess and thought to clean it up, but you didn’t have the right supplies on hand? If you have to leave the room and go search for your cleaning supplies, you’ll likely get distracted along the way. Make the cleaning process easier on yourself by keeping your supplies where you need them most. Place sprays and disinfectant wipes beneath the kitchen sink, in a bathroom cabinet, and in other areas that need regular attention. This turns cleaning into a simple task of reaching down for the spray bottle and taking care of the mess.  Even if you are running low on your conventional chemical cleaning supplies, there are always things around the kitchen that can save you a lot of costs and are just as effective when it comes to cleaning around the house. Bikinis soda, vinegar, and lemons are magical and natural ingredients used for cleaning sinks, ovens, and stains all the time. In fact, using DIY cleaning products are safer, greener, and cost-effective.

Create a Maintenance Routine

Living room in a modern villa
Living room in a modern villa with sofa, wooden ceiling and hardwood floor – 3d rendering

You know the parts of your home that require the most attention. High-traffic hallways, your stovetop, those gorgeous hardwood floors, and other areas tend to get messier than the rest of your house. Make a list of all of these trouble areas and create a regular routine that keeps you on top of the problem. Figure out all the daily and weekly tasks necessary for a sparkling kitchen or well-maintained hardwood floors. Not only will this keep your house looking gorgeous, but it will also help these aspects stand the test of time and continue to complement your home.

Don’t Go It Alone

Keeping a clean house shouldn’t fall on one person’s shoulders, which is why one of the top housekeeping tips for maintaining a beautiful home is to delegate. Even if you’re leading the charge, make sure your fellow household members do their part to keep things tidy. Every member of the family should pick up after themselves and participate in the routine chores. Remember that a little effort goes a long way. By having everyone contribute a little each day, you can ensure that your home stays neat for a long time to come. When everyone does their fair share, you can all build a habit of keeping a clean and tidy household.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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