Keep Your House Clean Between Visits from Your Professional House Cleaner in Austin TX, A-1 Squeaky Clean Maid Service
If you have a house cleaning service or maid service cleaning your home, then you know that there is no better feeling than walking into your Austin, Texas home after the house cleaners or maid service have just left. Your bathroom has been scrubbed spotless, you can eat off your kitchen counter tops, the carpet has vacuum lines combed through it and you can tuck your legs into your clean, crisp sheets that night. With the help of a cleaning service or maid service, you are spared hours of scrubbing, dusting, and vacuuming and left to spend your free time enjoying time with your loved ones and doing the things you love. We all know however that it is just a matter of time that the wear and tear of everyday life starts to creep up on your newly cleaned house. There are a few simple tasks that you can do in between house cleanings to extend the joy of a clean home. Following please find a few low-maintenance cleaning tips to keep your house clean between your maid service or house cleaner’s visits.
- Manage the Mail
Get rid of the trash before it even enters the house. No one needs all those promotional mailers or catalogs lying around their home building clutter. Before you even put down that stack of mail, throw all of the pieces that are not addressed to you or a resident in your home away, including catalogs, real estate postcards and promotional mailings. This will cut down a lot of clutter that enters the home in between house cleanings.
- Manage the Laundry
Set a rule or expectation for yourself and family members that clean clothes are put away immediately after removing them from the dryer, and that dirty clothes go directly into the hamper. Even when clothes are clean, the house doesn’t look clean if baskets of folded clothing are hanging out throughout the house. Also, dirty clothes, or clothes we’ve tried on and decided not to wear, can pile up in a bedroom. Keeping clothes in their designated areas can help keep your house looking clean as well as keep a laundry program under control.
- Managing the Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most utilized rooms in the home. Not only is it the room with the most foot traffic, but it can also be the messiest room in the house. Implement these rules and roles to keep your kitchen clean in between visits from your house cleaner or maid service in Austin, Texas:
- Everyone should be responsible for the dishes that they use. All family members should remove their plates and utensils from the table, rinse them off and deposit them into the dishwasher or sink. Getting dishes into the dishwasher is the best way to keep your kitchen clean because it helps avoid dishes piling up in the sink and making the kitchen look cluttered and dirty.
- Clean up after every meal is cooked. Whenever a meal is created, that person or the family as a whole should put away all ingredients, wash all pots and pans and wipe down all the counters. If cooking items are left out in between cooking, kitchens tend to get dirty and cluttered. Maintaining the kitchen will also make dish cleaning somewhat easier as it helps avoid house cleaners having to deep scrub dried on food and grime.
As a result, when implementing these strategies, cooking and cleaning the kitchen will be less stressful and will help maintain a clean home.
One way to keep a house clean after the cleaning company or house cleaner cleans your home is to declutter at the end of every day. Do a sweep of every room and gather up everything laying around. You can assign each family member a specific room to be in charge of. If you have a 2 story house, you can put a basket at the bottom of the stairs and throughout the day, drop things in it that “live” upstairs. Then, at the end of the day, bring the basket upstairs and put all of the things that have migrated downstairs, back upstairs and put away.
Maintaining a clean Austin, Texas home in between visits from your house cleaner or maid service IS possible with a little organization and family management. If you have not experienced the benefits of hiring a house cleaning or maid service or are currently not using one, you can learn more about Austin, Round Rock or Cedar Park, Texas house cleaning at www.squeakycleanmaidservice.com.
A-1 Squeaky Clean also serves Pflugerville, Lakeway, Leander, Oak Hill, and Georgetown Texas.