KEEPING UP with your cleaning schedule isn’t always simple.
That’s why cleaning expert Emily Norris has revealed five free and easy tips to maintain your home’s tidiness.
A cleaning expert shared her methods for making sure her home stays clean every dayCredit: Youtube/Emily Norris
Her tips cost nothing, and just require some motivation and determinationCredit: Youtube/Emily Norris
CLEAN AS YOU GO
“So my first tip is to be kind to your future self and tidy as you go,” Emily said in a video shared with her nearly 750,000 YouTube subscribers.
“Don’t leave it until later,” she pressed.
“If there’s something you can be tidying while you’re also doing something else, then definitely do it.
“So for instance, if I’m cooking, I make sure that I have no dead time.
“If something is boiling or something is in the oven, I will be washing dishes or wiping down as I go.”
She also said she likes to organize the bathroom vanity or clean the floor while her kids are taking a bath.
GET THE SIMPLE THINGS DONE
Next, Emily introduced the 5-minute rule and her one-touch rule.
Explaining the first, she said: “If you see a task in front of you and it will only take five minutes to do, just do it now.”
This can be as simple as cleaning your kitchen’s drunk drawer.
“And the one-touch method is something I also try to live by, and that is putting an item away with one touch,” she continued.
“So for instance, if you’re brushing your hair and you put your hairbrush down somewhere and then eventually it goes back to where it should be, instead of doing that, just brush your hair and then put your brush back where it belongs.”
She explained that this also works for jackets when you enter your home.
Instead of throwing them on the nearest chair, place them where they belong.
“My next tip is one that professional cleaners use, and that is to walk in a room and to clean it clockwise and from top to bottom,” Emily instructed.
“So rather than walk into a room and be overwhelmed by how messy it is, run here, there, and everywhere to try and clean it as best you can, walk into a room, choose a starting point, and then work your way around clockwise.”
Secondly, Emily said to clean from top to bottom because dust settles.
So, if you clean starting from the bottom, dust from higher places is just going to float down to the lower parts and make them dirty again.
This is exactly how professional cleaner Amber Elise cleans refrigerators: top to bottom.
FOLD THAT LAUNDRY
Moving onto the laundry room, Emily said it’s super useful to fold clothes immediately after the dryer buzzes.
“I find that when I do that, I get so many less creases in our clothes,” she noted.
This also prevents her from needing to iron often.
CHECK THE LABELS
Emily’s fifth free tip is to check the ingredient list and instructions on cleaning bottle labels.
“Now I know that sounds really simple and very obvious, but be honest: How often do you do that?” she questioned.
“And some cleaning products require a dwell time, which means they need to sit on your surface for one to five minutes to really disinfect properly.”
Emily is just one of the hundreds of cleaning experts and gurus trying to aid people in keeping their homes neat and organized.
For instance, expert Neat Caroline revealed how to clean an entire bathroom in just 10 minutes and tidy a living space in just five.
Plus, another cleaning expert revealed her beloved lime power ball recipe that is meant to keep any place with running water smelling fresh between deep cleanses.
Emily does not let laundry sit in the dryer in an effort to prevent wrinklesCredit: Youtube/Emily Norris
Emily said her tips and tricks have been viewed by millions of peopleCredit: Youtube/Emily Norris
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