Keeping your home clean can sometimes feel like a tedious task to accomplish especially if you’re juggling a lot of things on a daily basis. But no matter how busy we are we know that day-to-day tidying is a must. Therefore, if there are ways to make our cleaning more efficient we gladly embrace them. But for us to make an efficient way of cleaning we have to understand that cleaning plan doesn’t start when we notice dust and grime are building up somewhere but it should start from the moment we furnish our home.
Here are some practical tips you should keep in mind when planning the interiors of your place in a way that cleaning will be easier.
Tip #1: LESS IS MORE
Though this may sound cliché as we heard it over and over, this rule is applicable when you are decorating your home. It can be tempting to buy wall decors, figurines or even porcelain vases especially when you are moving in a totally new place. It somehow feels like you are a kindergarten handed with an empty canvas so you are excited to fill it up with vibrant colours. And there’s nothing wrong about it but you have to consider the time it requires you to clean them up at least once or twice a week.
Tip #2: CHOOSE THE RIGHT FURNITURE
Functionality is one of the most basic considerations when we choose furniture that is why convertible and modular furniture is now very in demand. But other than this we should also keep in mind what kind of cleaning it requires. Maintaining wooden furniture might require a regular dusting and polishing, while upholstery requires spot cleaning for stains and steam cleaning from time to time.
Tip #3: BUY CARPET LABELED LOW VOC (VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND)
VOC are chemicals used to treat carpets to neutralize or repel offending particles. It may sound harmless or even good to hear at first. But over time these chemicals can turn into gas and affect the air quality inside your home or worst it can cause or trigger allergies.
Though we try to choose the carpet labelled with low VOC and figure which type of carpet to use in areas with high traffic we can’t control allergens to sink in there. That is why the key to keep them at a low level as possible is to clean our carpet regularly. We can vacuum our carpet as often as we want but professional deep cleaning is still necessary because high-powered vacuum and proper treatment can actually prolong the life span of our carpet.
Tip #4: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR GREEN CLEANING KIT
The green cleaning kit is composed of four fantastic cleaning materials namely lemon, salt, baking powder and vinegar. They are called fantastic four as you can create different cleaning agent using these materials and it is “green” because they are environment-friendly and they do not leave caustic residue unlike most of the branded detergents available in the market. Vinegar and water solution can be used for spot cleaning. Salt and lemon are also effective in removing foul odours. Lemon, baking soda and portion of water can create a paste that can be used to polish metals and remove stubborn grimes from our sink.
We hope that these four practical tips will help you furnish your home in a way that you can also clean it efficiently. But just in case you are already settled in a fully furnished home and you don’t have time to keep it as clean as you want because you don’t have time to do it. Don’t just give up on the idea of cleaning. Because here in Perfect Clean we always find ways to help you take care of your home. Whether you need some help with your deep carpet cleaning or steam cleaning of your upholstery we can provide the best team to do it for you. Or maybe you cannot fit regular housekeeping in your complex schedule you can call us today so we can set up a one-off cleaning for you. All you have to do is contact us or call us at 020-7099-8271 and we’ll help you figure what is the best schedule and service that fits your cleaning needs because here in Perfect Clean we treat your home like our own.