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Whether you’re a workaholic or maybe just a couch potato, you still need to make sure your housework gets down. This can be difficult if you can afford to shell out for a cleaning service every week or so. Even if you manage to get some spring cleaning down, it doesn’t put much of a dent in the household mess that piles up every day. By the weekend, you’re so put off by the chaos that just the idea of having to clean it up exhausts you. Well, this doesn’t need to keep up. There are a few little things you can do to make a huge difference in the cleanliness and organization of your house.

Clutter

Get a bunch of storage boxes and spend a day organizing the clutter. Don’t be a hoarder; throw out anything you don’t need or have no sentimental value for. Decorations and ornaments need not be scattered all over the house as they’re only more junk to clean. Put them away with those boxes and store them in the attic or basement. Make sure you organize them according to some order, and put labels on boxes for easy identification. This will make your house look neater and tidier immediately.

Cleaning Equipment

Instead of old fashioned brooms, mops, and scrub brushes, you can cut your problems in half by purchasing a Dust Extractor or heavy duty vacuum cleaner. This will also significantly reduce the time you’ll have to spend cleaning. A dust extractor will help you get the muck out of those hard to reach corners as well, and the whole process won’t be as tedious and tiring. These devices come with different settings and attachments suitable for various surfaces, so you won’t need to have your carpets professionally cleaned either.

For bathrooms and kitchens, you’ll need tile cleaner and bleach. You don’t need separate detergents for bathroom and kitchen, as many products are geared for all surfaces. Moreover, quality products ensure that grime and grease buildup are less frequent, so spend a little extra for the good stuff.

Maintenance

This one is really simple. You need to actually put things back where they belong. All too often, mess is created when things are moved from their rightful places. It’s always the little things. Can’t find your keys? Have a key-bowl on a table by the door and make it a point to always put your keys there upon entering the house. If everything has a designated spot, and you make the effort to keep them there, you’ll have an organized, tidy house, and your mind will be at peace too.

If you spend one weekend getting the house organized like this, putting an easy-to-follow system in place, it won’t take much to maintain a clean house. You won’t have to clean as frequently, and when you do, the job won’t be nearly as torturous as before!