So you’ve finally hired a cleaning service. Your home is fresh and sparkling. There’s not a speck of dust or a droplet on your counters. How do you keep it that way until the cleaners come back? Here are a few tips to keep your house spotless between cleanings.
Minimize Your Messes
Everything you do in the home results in the undoing of your perfectly clean house. Motherly explains that it’s a lot easier to keep on top of messes before they occur with a little personal responsibility instead of letting things get out of hand. You come home and kick off your shoes in the foyer. You throw your coat on a chair. You make yourself a sandwich. Addressing those three actions immediately will keep your house looking just as it did when the cleaners left. Putting your shoes in the closet, hanging up your coat and cleaning up after making that sandwich all take only seconds to do. Being conscientious about these small tasks will keep your home tidy until the next visit from your cleaning crew. Keeping a tidy house is a matter of routine.
Use Homemade Cleaners
Although it’s easier to ignore a small spill on your kitchen counter or oil spatter on your stove, you’ll want to clean it up immediately. There are several commercial cleaners that could do the job, but they leave streaks and contain toxic chemicals. Try to use natural cleaners for your home.
doTERRA gives us a good general-purpose product with this recipe: Use 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup water, and 15 drops each of lemon, peppermint, and eucalyptus essential oils as a cleaner for your kitchen. This cleaner works well on counters, stoves, floors, windows and mirrors. Not only does it do a great job, but it’s also nontoxic, and it leaves a nice fresh scent. What’s more, it costs only pennies to make. Warming the solution in the microwave makes it an even more powerful cleaner.
Why Clean if You Have a Cleaning Service?
The purpose of a cleaning service is to give you a thoroughly deep-cleaned space. Keeping your home in good condition between visits gives your service the chance to take on in-depth cleaning projects there wouldn’t otherwise be time to accomplish. Not only does this gain you more from your investment, but it also saves you the trouble of personally tackling those nasty cleaning tasks you’ve been putting off.
Is having a cleaning service worth it? Of course it is! What person raising children or holding down a demanding job has time to deep-clean their own home? A cleaning service will provide enough staff to get to the hidden nooks and crannies. Keeping your house clean between their cleanings will give them more time to do thorough work. You’ll enjoy it, too. There will be no more apologies for the mess when an unexpected visitor shows up at your doorstep.