Learning these habits of women who always have a clean home will help you keep your home clean and tidy (all the time) too.
To some extent, we all do get motivated to clean — when the holidays are here or when a company is expected.
But keeping the house mostly clean, all the time, amid daily grind, seems an unachievable thing.
Especially after the holidays, when you’ve been already cleaning and hosting extensively.
Speaking honestly, I have never been a neat freak, be it cleaning or any part of homemaking. Nor do I aim for. I only wish for good enough results.
I swear by the beauty of a lived-in house.
A few things make a great deal of difference over others.
And so today I’m listing out a bunch of things that can have a great impact on how clean or messy your home appears to someone.
I love watching YouTube for cleaning motivation videos.
Moreover, I am inclined toward watching real-life homemaking vlogs and learning tips from them than the “cleaning experts”. I enjoy watching genuine homemakers’ life. Their daily routines. The manner they perform their household duties. I admire their hard work. And I keenly learn homemaking tips, tricks, and techniques from them.
In the course of time, I’ve observed one thing that all of these women (full-time homemakers and working moms both) got in common. They knew what was next. They hardly got sidelined. I think that’s because they grew accustomed to the sequence of tasks. That’s the power of habits.
Today, I’m going to put out habits these ladies had in common that helped them keep their house clean all the time. Well, in particular, these tasks are more organizational than cleaning. Because they make your home come out more orderly or tidy than clean.
We’re not working to excellence here. So, there’s nothing like hard scrubbing, washing, or purifying — on a daily basis. Just executing the tasks, and doing them well. That’s it.
9 HABITS OF WOMEN WHO ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAN HOME
Habit #1 Clear sink:
Clean freak women never let dishes pile up in the sink. They’re just conditioned to wipe off everything in a jiffy. They never mind if things are spic and span. They just devotedly get them out of the way. Washed utensils, clear drain traps, and clear countertops are three mere tasks that keep the kitchen looking fresh and fine, and easy to operate.
One habit of women who always have a clean home also includes deep cleaning. If they got a few spare moments, they would just remove the stuff from the drawers and give it a good wipe; purge unused/out-of-date things, and quickly place everything back.
They exercise their cook time. So, they would just put away clean dishes, dust the cabinet tops, wipe down cabinet doors and surfaces, refill food jars, and so on.
Habit #2 Tidy surfaces:
They make time to tidy surfaces every day.
They discard and clear trash like banana peels, tea or coffee cups, plates after eating; plastic wrappers, and clothes scattered on the bed or floor.
They place dustbins around the house and encourage kids (and ADULTS) to use them. Something that is of utmost help.
They pick up as they go. Example: They keep a basket near the stairs to put the items that belong upstairs. While going upstairs they have a look at anything that needs to go up.
Similarly, they make sure to grab the basket downstairs.
Habit #3 Clutter control:
Neat freak women know clutter can be paralyzing. They declutter and organize from time to time.
They assign “donate‘ or ‘discard‘ boxes. While dusting or tidying surfaces they review and discard musty, outworn, or things they don’t love or need anymore, then and there. Which helps them keep things super manageable.
They deal with the paper clutter — mail, newspapers, magazines, brochures, immediately.
Habit #4 Refrigerator care:
Refrigerator — one more thing that demands attention on a regular basis.
One of the secrets of women who take care of the house is — they discard molded food from time to time.
They put placemats in the refrigerator. Quick tip — to make your fridge look clean instantly you can remove the placemats/sheets and ta-da you have a clean-looking refrigerator in no time.
Another tip is to keep a bowl of baking soda in the refrigerator. Baking soda absorbs the odor and makes your refrigerator smell fresh.
Habit #5 Spot-free floors:
They have a no-shoe rule.
In India, it’s a common rule followed by most households. Especially, traditional cultural families. I am one of those. We don’t bring shoes inside the house and if we do, we keep a shoe rack at the entrance. This not only helps prevent soil, dust, or dirt but bacteria from getting into your home.
The women with clean homes also make sure to sweep/vacuum/mop the floors each day. They deal with the spots and spillage instantly.
Habit #6 Dusting/wiping down routine:
Neat women sense the importance of routinely dusting and wiping down surfaces. They know how to maintain dust-free walls and surfaces. Like removing cobwebs; dust on walls, windows, furniture, and light fixtures.
Women with clean homes consider periodically cleaning windows, blinds, ceiling fans, carpets, doormats, upholstery, etc.
They learn about the newest tools and techniques that’ll provide an effortless dusting and wiping experience.
Habit #7 Well-ordered bathroom:
Another habit of women who always have a clean home is they keep bathrooms well-organized. Not squeaky clean but enjoyable.
They ensure that they wipe off the shower glass and floor with a wiper.
I can guarantee that these prompt steps — restoring items, and a quick wipe down will make your bathroom clean and appealing.
Habit #8 Crisp bed:
While making the bed, I observed one woman — remove the sheets, shake them out well, and place them back neatly. She did that every single day in between the laundry intervals.
Doing this helps knock off tiny dirt and dust particles and keep the bedsheet looking fresh until cleaning time. Plus, you know how good a crisp bed feels.
Habit #9 Laundry routine:
Organized women quickly squeeze in a couple of minutes to start a load of laundry. They stop being lazy and show care. To avoid buildup and to complete the cycle — they wash, dry, fold, and iron right off.
This is such a helpful tip to keep on top of things.
Those were the habits of women who always have a clean home. That I’ve learned from some dutiful homemakers. And you guys, they work. THEY’RE. JUST. SO. EFFECTIVE.
Do try them and don’t forget to share your thoughts. Also, let me know if I missed out on something. Thank you so much for reading. Happy Cleaning!