steps to helping you keep a clean home
michelle 'FLAME' kelley
Many men live on their own without having learned
skills for keeping their home or apartment reasonably clean. The key to keeping living space
pleasant for yourself and visitors with a minimum of work is to do
housekeeping tasks on a fairly regular schedule so it doesn't get out of hand.
Establishing regular habits will make housekeeping a lot less unpleasant.
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- sponge,hot water,dish soap,rags
- vinegar, rubbing alcohol
- peroxide, rubber gloves, scrub brush,
- green scrub pads, s.o.s pads
1Never use disinfectants to clean the fridge;
foods will pick up the taste and odor.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN DON'T CLEAN YOUR FRIDGE. It means use hot water and dish soap. wipe down with white vinegar afterwards and place a box of baking soda on the back of the bottom shelf to help soak up the orders from the various foods you have in your fridge.
2Once a day you should clean all your dirty dishes, put clean ones away, and wipe the surface of your counters, stove, and eating table with a soapy sponge. Getting in the habit of putting your belongings away after using them will save you a lot of housekeeping later. Also get in the habit of putting dirty clothes and towels out of site in a hamper, or hanging them up if they are to be reused. Making your bed in the morning will make your living space more
3People often like to do their once a week chores before the weekend and visitors. Choose a regular time for yourself that is convenient. If you choose a time that is right before something you regularly do that is pleasant, it will help you to stick to your new habit. For instance, you might decide to clean and do laundry on Thursday nights before your favorite television show.
4Once a week gather the sheets from your bed, bath and kitchen towels, and start your laundry. While the laundry is washing clean your bathroom. If you do only one chore, this is the most important one to do. Visitors, particularly women, can overlook neglect in other housekeeping more easily than this so leave a good impression. Get a toilet cleaner and a brush and disinfect the toilet and clean the seat and other parts. Wash the sink, the bathtub or shower, and the floor. You should be able to do this in the time it takes for your load of laundry to wash.
5Put your laundry in the dryer and go to the kitchen. If you have been tidying up each day there should not be much to do. Clear out of the refrigerator any spoiled food, take out the trash if you need to. Make sure there are no smells.
Sweep and wash the floor.
6If you have been putting things away, there will not be much to do in the rest of your house or apartment. Dust when necessary. Usually the television area needs dusting each week. Vacuum any rugs and sweep the floors.