9 Habits to Adopt for a Cleaner & Healthier Home

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You know those people with always-clean homes? The kind where you can drop by whenever and their place is always sparkling and spotless? It’s safe to say we all have one of those friends that makes keeping a beautiful and tidy home look effortless. What’s their secret? We have 9 habits to help you get that effortlessly clean home too!

  1. Make the bed

When you’re waking up in the morning, smoothing the sheets and fluffing the pillows can be the last thing you want to do. But it’s one of the easiest ways to make your home look clean and tidy! Studies have also shown that making your bed every morning increases your productivity through the rest of your day. Try to make your bed before you run out of the house each morning, or at least pull the comforter up to the pillows and smooth out the creases. Better yet, do a quick spray of the Wrinkle-B-Gone to smooth and refresh your sheets. That way, you can crawl into a fresh, clean bed after a long work day.

  1. Wipe down handles and light switches

Some of the germiest places are the surfaces that everyone touches all the time, like doorknobs, faucet handles, cabinet pulls, and light switches. Since bacteria and viruses can live on surfaces for several days, it’s important to disinfect them regularly. For an easy, toxin-free clean, spray the Nellie’s All-Purpose Cleaner on a lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe them down. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes and instantly makes your home cleaner and healthier!

  1. Fold and put away your clothes

We know how tempting it is to leave your clothes in a heap on the floor when you’re getting into bed, but don’t underestimate how much cleaner your home will look if you fold, hang, or place them in the hamper before hitting the hay. Not only will your room look better, but you’ll feel better mentally if your clothes are out of sight and not strewn about your bedroom.

  1. Do a quick sweep of the floors

Dust can accumulate quickly – especially if you’re a pet owner! Grab a broom and do a quick sweep around your baseboards and under large pieces of furniture to nab any dust bunnies at least once a week. Vacuuming will be a breeze!

  1. Wash and put dishes away

Washing dishes is easy with the One Soap, and can be fun if you put some good music on and make it a dance party! Wrangle your partner or kids to help run the dishwasher as well as dry and put away the dishes after dinner, and then rest easy knowing there’s no pile of dirty dishes to deal with in the morning.

  1. Clean the kitchen sink

Studies have shown that there is more E. coli in a kitchen sink than in a toilet bowl (gross!!). As bacteria feed on the food that is put down the drain and dishes left in the sink, it’s vital that you scrub your sink daily. Use the All-Purpose Cleaner to spray the sink basin and then scrub the germs away with a clean paper towel.

  1. Wipe down countertops

Like the kitchen sink, kitchen countertops are germ magnets. Since sponges and dish clothes are often loaded with E. coli, they just spread germs around and make your countertops even dirtier. Spray the All-Purpose Cleaner on countertops and wipe them down with a clean rag or paper towel at least once a day.

  1. Tidy up the bathroom

It’s amazing how one quick wipe down of bathroom mirrors, sinks, the toilet, and the shower can make your entire house feel cleaner. Every evening, wipe out the sink, clean toothpaste specks from your mirror and faucet, and give the toilet bowl a good scrub while you’re brushing your teeth. Use the Nellie’s Toilet Bowl Cleaner for a sparkling toilet, and the Shower & Bath Cleaner for a hassle-free bathtub clean!

  1. Put away clutter

Last, but certainly not least, put away stray papers, used glasses, and electronics cluttering your desk, coffee table, and kitchen countertops. It’ll make it much easier to start your day fresh and focused if you don’t have to deal with mail and other stray items left out from the day before.