Though keeping your home clean is certainly time consuming, it’s also a vital part of creating a healthy, safe, and comfortable environment for you and your family. Whether you tidy up as you go or you tackle all your cleaning duties on the weekends, it’s important to maintain a regular cleaning schedule to help keep dust, dirt, allergens, and other pollutants from building up in your home. Below, we’ve put together some simple, helpful tips for keeping your home cleaner on a consistent basis:
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- Spray your shower or bathtub with cleaner after each use.
Cleaning the bathrooms is one of the most daunting tasks for homeowners, especially those who keep busy throughout the week. One way to make this task less time-consuming is to spray your shower or tub with cleaner after each use. The cleaner works to reduce soap scum and other build-up in between cleanings, making it easier for you to clean the tub when you are ready to do a thorough cleaning. You can purchase this type of cleaner at the store or make your own from natural ingredients.
- Change out your dishtowels and hand towels more often.
Believe it or not, your dishtowels are one of the most contaminated items in your kitchen. The same is true of the small hand towels that you use in your bathroom. This is most likely due to the fact that you use these towels often and they come in contact with household contaminants throughout the week. Aim to switch out and launder these towels once a week to ensure that you are keeping your kitchen and bathroom spaces cleaner.
- Clear and wipe your counters daily.
When you start to get busy, it can be easy to let things pile up on your counters. Whether it’s mail, your children’s homework, or even discarded packaging, all of these materials start to add up throughout the week, making your counter space a mess. Make it a point to clear your counters and wipe them down at the end of each day. This is an easy way to reduce clutter and keep other messes like food particles or dirt and dust from building up over time.
- Change your air filter consistently.
When you think about cleaning your home, you may not immediately consider the air in your home. However, indoor air quality plays a big role in home comfort and can also impact your family’s health and well-being. One of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy IAQ in your home is to check and change your air filter regularly. We recommend checking your air filter ever month and replacing the filter when it becomes dirty or clogged.
Want to learn more about how to improve your indoor air quality? Check out these IAQ resources for more information and ideas about how to improve your indoor air quality. Also, be sure to check out our blog each month for more helpful information about how to create a healthier, more comfortable home for you and your family.