Three Top Causes of Clutter in Your House

Wondering why your house is always messy? This short outline might make you realize where your problem is coming from. Read up and learn what you can do to put a stop to them.

npaperYou keep a lot of paper. Paper comes in different forms – bills, books. coupons, flyers, magazines, newspaper, etc. Take the time to sort your mail on a regular basis – twice a week or weekly. This will keep paper from piling up. Don’t store old newspaper and magazines. Bring them to recycling center right away.

You don’t put things back to their proper places. Do you always things out of the cabinet and the shelves? Do you have the habit of putting them  back to their original places after use? If you always leave things out where they landed, you’re in the serious business of creating mess in your house. Let this be your rule of thumb: I will put back everything to where I got them.

You don’t clean up on a regular basis. Cleaning up on a daily basis is beneficial because it will keep dirt and mess from piling up in your house. Spend at least half an hour daily to de-clutter messy areas of your house. If your work doesn’t allow you to spend a lot of time at home, spend your weekends doing some general cleaning.

Clean House 101: Keep Your House Dirt-Free with These Tips

Don’t you want a house that is always clean? This can be very challenging but not impossible to achieve. You just need to dedicate one or two hours every other day in order to execute the following techniques.

Reduce the dirt entering your house – You can effectively reduce the amount of dirt entering your house by limiting the number of your entrances. Enrances that are easily accessible to people and pets accumulate a lot of dirt. Just open one entrance to your house. This will make your house easier to clean.

Make your house a shoeless zone – In some Asian countries, shoe cabinets are placed at the entrances of most houses. Asians deposit their shoes in this cabinet before entering their house due to health reasons. Ask your family members, friends and guests to leave their shoes by your front door. Put up a visible sign by the door as a gentle reminder to them.

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Close your doors and windows – Dirt travel and enter through open doors and windows. In fact, they can even seep through closed doors and windows. It is easier to remove dirt inside the house if they are contained one or two areas. Keep your cabinets, cupboards and drawers if you’re going to clean your house. This will keep dirt out in the open and easier to remove.

Laminate wood floors and tabletops – A lot of dirt can accumulate in deep scratches can on wooden floors and pieces of furniture. It is good to keep them laminated to make cleaning easier.

Clean blinds and change curtains regularly – Curtains and blinds magnet dust and cobwebs over time. Wipe your blinds clean at least twice a week and change your curtans evry two weeks.

Think before you buy – Do you like purchasing furniture pieces and home decors? If you do, consider the material of the items that you’re going to buy. Make sure that they are dirt resistant or easy to clean. Consider their colors too. Choose colors that can camouflage  dirt!