Moving is stressful enough but the mess it can leave even after all your belongings have been placed in their new home. After days of unpacking and putting things away the satisfaction you feel is amazing. But how do you keep your new home in order?  While you could embrace the KonMari method that millions of people have thanks to the popular Netflix series “ Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”, there are simpler ways to stay organized.

A Clean Home Starts At The Front Door

One of the easiest ways to keep you home clean is to leave all your shoes at the front or back door.  Insisting that everyone take off their shoes when they enter your home will keep your floors cleaner and will avoid dirt and bacteria from spreading throughout the home.  Have too many shoes? If you are worried that this will cause more clutter, invest in a shoe rack to keep all your shoes in line.

Start Your Day Off Right

Studies have shown that making your bed every morning gives you a small sense of pride and encourages you to another task and then another.  In addition to inspiring you to remain productive, it makes your whole bedroom look more put together and clean.

Embrace Small Changes First

Keeping your entire home clean all the time can seem overwhelming. But if you start by adopting simple habits first. These habits include washing the dishes after every meal, putting toys away after use, wiping down surfaces daily, etc.  Over time you will find it easy to adopt better habits and before you know it you are living in a clean, organized home.

Eliminate Clutter

Too much clutter can make your home appear smaller and stuffier.  It can also make the mess seem even more unmanageable and overwhelming. In order to make dealing with clutter more manageable, we recommend dealing with one room at a time.  As you go through your items ask yourself “ Why do I have this? Does it have a purpose or value?”, if you have come across an item that has no real value and you haven’t used it in a year it is time to get rid of it.

Wash & Deep Clean Your Home Every Month

From carpets to drapes to lighting fixtures, everything in the home collects dust and grime no matter how clean you try to keep your home. Which is why it is important to do a deep clean of the home every month, sometimes more if your home needs it.  What is a deep clean? A deep clean is when you take a few hours out of your day and clean every inch of your home from the floorboards to the ceiling fan. We also recommend hiring a professional cleaning crew to come in every 6 months to make sure you are getting your home thoroughly clean.