We’ve regularly sought to help you (and we too at the same time) to optimize the storage of the house. In our opinion, this chore, not necessarily pleasant but necessary, must be as efficient and fast as possible. Because we want to enjoy something else, to spend good times with family and if possible in a clean house. Now that we have become experts in the matter, let us look further and above all more clever. And if, for a clean interior, the easiest way not to disturb it? Here are some useful tips to keep your home as if it had just been cleaned.
Wash your hands regularly
As a hygiene measure, we wash our hands several times a day and that is a good thing. For the inside of the house, it is also so because it avoids the contact of furniture and walls with dirty hands. This is obviously true for adults but also (especially) for children. By giving them the habit of washing their hands when entering the house but also after meals, one avoids many domestic catastrophes.
Never use the stairs empty-handed
In this case, we speak of a staircase but if you do not have one in your house, you can replace the sentence with “Never leave the living room empty-handed”. The important thing is the part of the empty hands. The rule I learned is ABC; Always Be Carrying. By establishing this rule, which has the advantage of being subtle, since the notion of household is skillfully put under control, you make sure that you do not have a living room too crowded with shoes, open books, toys, or mail.
Unfortunately, it is necessary to yield to the call of the chore. To make it less painful, try a ludic approach by setting up a quick ten-minute-a-day household that concerns all residents of the house. It does not have to be a big operation, but if it can be used to keep the room desks without the mess and to pick up three socks, you do not have to do without them.
Get one or more cleaning baskets
To properly make orders in your home, you must start by storing your household equipment. If you already lose ten minutes to find your microfiber cloth, you will be tired before you even begin.
It is necessary to have an accessible place in which you will have all your products and utensils at your fingertips. For even easier, plan a small basket with all your equipment: when a chore must be like a window to wash, you will draw more quickly than your shadow.
Much of the dirt actually comes from the outside. The solution? Determine a space in your entrance to get rid of anything that can disturb or dirty your home. Start with two doormats, one on the outside and one on the inside. This space should also be the most practical for nothing to drag: plan furniture for the shoes, hooks, a pocket bag, and a chest bench. The more convenient the compartment, the closer your interior will stay.
Home improvement can be tricky at times, but is well worth it. You not only create a better home for yourself on the inside, but improve the look on the outside, to impress your neighbors. Home improvements also, make you feel good that you have done your best to create a beautiful home for you and your family.
Painting is a perennial task. Water-based latex paints make for the easiest clean-up. You only need soap and water. But sometimes oil paint is best for a job. It is longer lasting. When cleaning up from oil paint, use cooking oil on your brushes to dissolve the paint. Then you can use soap and water.
Just like when you move a heavy piece of furniture with drawers in it, you will want to remove these from your cabinets and counter bases before you install them. They will be much lighter and easier to deal with if these have been taken out ahead of time. They are very simple and easy to put in when you are finished.
You can make really neat one of a kind plant stands from old stools. You can buy some old stools from yard sales, garage sales or your local thrift shop. The older the better and the more unique your plant stand will be. Weathered stools that you use as a plant stand can add a touch of unique country to your home decor.
If you have a cabinet door that just won’t stay closed, try replacing the cabinet lock. You might want to try using a magnetic cabinet lock, as they generally last longer than wheel based cabinet lock systems. Simply remove the old lock and attach the new lock in the same location. Use wood screws if needed to create new holes.
If you are low on cash, but need to remodel your kitchen cabinetry, a great way to save money is by ditching cabinets altogether. Set up some nice shelving on the wall with canisters to store your items and use baskets to store larger groceries you may need. This creates a really neat shabby chic look that looks great in old colonial homes.
Balance the layout of your living room by arranging your furniture symmetrically. For example, opt to put your couch as a focal point, a coffee table in the middle and two lounge chairs on the opposite side of the couch-one on each side. Symmetry can also be achieved in your bedroom, by placing matching lamps and nightstands, on both sides of your bed.
Install solar panels on your roof to use less paid electricity. Not only will your electricity bill be less, but you will have a smaller carbon footprint and be more environmentally friendly. The government is providing tax breaks for people who install solar energy equipment in their homes, so take advantage of it.
You should never go cheap on kitchen cabinetry. The cost of quality cabinet work can seem steep at first, but remember that your cabinets will undergo tremendous amounts of abuse and any failure will be a critical one. In government housing projects, the most high-quality interior equipment, is often the kitchen cabinetry. That is how important durability and quality construction is when it comes to cabinet work.
Consider installing a shower in at least one bathroom if you don’t already have one. This will decrease how much water you use, especially if there are children in your family, and showers are more accessible than tubs. A shower that takes five minutes will use only one-fourth the water of a full bathtub.
Hang your brooms up and off the floor. Over time, the bristles on the brush will become deformed and no longer clean well if the are on the floor. Hanging the brooms will extend their lifetime. You will end up replacing brooms less and you will save money by buying less frequently.
A good way to spice up your outside is to add some accent lights. When positioning large tree branches, this lighting can appear like natural lighting similar to the sun or moon on a darker day. It can also be used to showcase garden statues or lawn furniture.
If you are in need of a home improvement project, consider an extension on your home. Extensions can be added to the exterior or the interior of your home and expand on space you already have but aren’t using. For example, loft spaces can be created out of rooms with cathedral ceilings, or a finished attic can act as an extra bedroom.
The more time and effort you put into your home improvement, the more satisfied you will be with the end result. It makes your family proud, as well, and to know it is because of your time and efforts is one of joys of home ownership.