When it comes to looking after our homes, we all tend to dedicate different amounts of time and effort to maintaining our properties and keeping them presentable. We all also have completely different ideas of what is acceptable when it comes to tidiness. Some of us will aspire to showhome style levels of organisation. Others don’t mind a few belongings hanging around. However, when it comes to cleanliness, we should all be on a similar page. After all, there is a different meaning behind “clean” and “tidy”. So, let’s take a moment to ensure that your property lives up to a good hygienic standard!
What’s the Actual Difference Between “Clean” and “Tidy”?
When your home is “tidy”, everything is in its place. You’ve allocated individual spots for individual items, and they have been replaced there once they’ve been used. The opposite of “tidy” is “messy” – when items are left sprawled around with neither reason nor rhyme. The key to maintaining a tidy home is organisation. You should tidy to an extent on a daily basis. It requires self-control, but once you get into the habit of immediately putting things back where they belong, you’ll realise that it’s really not all that much effort. Cleaning, on the other hand, is making sure that your home is hygienic and a healthy place to live. It entails removing dirt, dust, grime, and consequent bad odours from all areas of your property. You’d be surprised how quickly these things build up, so ideally you should carry out a thorough clean of your home on a weekly basis. However, spills should be cleaned up immediately, and the kitchen work surfaces should also be cleaned down on a daily basis to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs.
Now, the floors are perhaps the area of your property that build up the most dirt. However, as we spend less time looking at our floors than we do areas that are closer to eye level, we often neglect them. We’d recommend giving yourself a fresh start and visiting a local flooring retailer to purchase brand new flooring that can be kept to a high standard once it has been fitted. Once you have new floors, you can easily manage them by asking people to remove their shoes indoors and conducting regular thorough cleaning.
Cleaning Bathroom Tiles
Many people forget to give their bathroom tiles a good regular scrub. This is because we tend to assume that seeing as they are exposed to water regularly, they will keep clean of their own accord. But this isn’t necessarily true. These areas can collect damp and mould quickly. So you should wipe them down with bacteria eliminating wipes at least once a week. Remember to clean between tiles too!
These are just a couple of areas that you should focus on when it comes to ensuring your property is clean as well as tidy! The steps are simple to carry out, so see to them sooner rather than later for the best results.