They make the bed
Cleaning expert Ashlee Edie says that bedrooms should be cleaned properly once a week, but to keep them in order, there are simple, short tasks you can do daily. “In the morning, make your bed and put away your pyjamas,” she says. “At the end of the day, either hang up your clothes or put them in the laundry basket to stop them piling up and making the room look cluttered.” She also suggests clearing away items such as books and glasses from the bedside table on a regular basis. A neat bedroom will make you feel great.
They make it easy for kids to put toys away
Kids rooms and playrooms can get chaotic quickly, so it’s a good idea to keep on top of toy clutter. “Encourage your kids to put away their toys at night to stop mess from building up,” Edie says. “The best way to do this is with baskets where they can easily pile them in.” For ideal organisation, label the bins by toy type, such as Legos or dolls. If your kids can’t yet read, add a picture of the toy under the words. Toy chests should be cleaned with a disinfectant at least twice a month, as they can be a breeding ground for germs.
They keep the stainless spotless
Most homes have some stainless steel appliances, whether in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry. Often, these areas get splashed with water or marked with finger and hand prints that make the surfaces look dirty. “To keep mine looking brand new, I wipe all my stainless-steel surfaces and appliances daily with an oil-based cleaner,” Edie says. “The oil will protect from water marks and repel opposing substances, meaning that when it comes to deep-cleaning my home, my appliances need minimal attention.”
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