Keeping your home clean is so important if you want to ensure the ultimate health of you and the people you live with. You might feel as if you’re home is as clean as can be at the moment, but if you don’t know the 10 commandments, that may not be the case.
1. Thou Shalt Spread It Out
Instead of leaving things to do all on one day, make sure you spread out the work. This will make things far more manageable and you shouldn’t find it as much of a chore. Try making a weekly rota and sticking to it.
2. Thou Shalt Leave Shoes At The Door
Make sure you leave your shoes at the door before you enter the house, and make the rest of the tenants and even your guests do the same. Shoes might appear to be clean, but you never know what they might trail in. Getting into this habit is best.
3. Thou Shalt Not Hoard
Make sure you’re not hoarding things that you don’t really need. As a general rule, if you haven't used something for 6 months, get tough and get rid of it.
4. Thou Shalt Have A Place For Everything
Make sure everything in your home has a place. That means keeping surfaces as clear as you can, and not letting clutter pile up. You should know where to put things when they’re not in their place.
5. Thou Shalt Keep Pests Away
There are a few things you could be doing that actually invite pests into your home. Maybe you leave the bins too close to the house, or you leave food out too long. If you continue to do this, you’re going to need to call in a pest control service. Make sure you are doing what you can to keep them away, as they can be difficult, not to mention expensive to get rid of.
6. Thou Shalt Do What You Can Every Day
Make sure you do what you can every day, even if that’s just quickly tidying up one room. By doing it bit by bit each day you’ll get much more done and have a better looking home.
7. Thou Shalt Only Buy Something If It’s Useful Or Beautiful
When out shopping, you should only ever buy something if it’s useful or beautiful. Ask yourself this question before you buy to make sure it’s a worthwhile investment.
8. Thou Shalt Not Buy On Impulse
Never buy anything on impulse. Ensure you give yourself time to think about something properly first. You may eventually realise you never really wanted it.
9. Thou Shalt Only Touch Once
Make sure you don’t touch things twice when you could easily touch them once. For instance, your letters. If you need to keep it, put it somewhere safe. If you don’t, shred it and get rid of it right away. Don’t throw your coat on the back of your chair either. Hang it up straight away!
10. Thou Shalt Finish What You’ve Started
Never stop half way through a task if you can help it. Refocusing can take more effort than staying focused!