Keeping your home clean is a commitment. It involves a lot of work and it is an underrated skill set and workload that people don’t recognize. However, not everybody has the time to be able to clean their home.

Some people have a lot of work to do and want to spend their free time relaxing in their homes instead of cleaning them. On that note, if you are one of these busy people, then you need to be creative with your cleaning process. That way, you keep a clean home without spending too much time doing the cleaning.

With that in mind, here are six house cleaning tricks that you can try to help reduce or better your cleaning process. Check them out below and give them a try for yourself.

1. Get rid of the clutter

The reason you’re probably spending too long on the cleaning process of your home is because there’s a lot of clutter that you have to deal with first.

A cluttered home will be much more difficult to clean, so make sure that you get into the habit of decluttering your home first before cleaning.

Better yet, the ideal habit would be that upon using any item in the home, make sure that you put them back where they belong instead of leaving them where you used it last. That way, if you want to look for them, you know where they are. Plus, you aren’t leaving all sorts of clutter all over the house that will hinder your cleaning.

2. Don’t clean what’s not dirty

If what you do for each cleaning session is that you clean every inch of your home, then this may be the reason you’re saying you don’t have the time to clean. You don’t need to be wiping down all of the surfaces and cleaning up every nook and cranny of the home if you don’t need to clean them in the first place.

By cleaning only the parts of the home that are dirty and need your attention, then you are reducing a significant amount of workload for you to worry about. Aside from that, when you clean the dirty parts and areas of your home, it’s better for your immune system overall. This is because it is what keeps your immune system active.

3. Do light cleaning daily

Instead of doing a deep cleaning session every once in a while in your home, you should consider being a clean person on the regular and doing some light cleaning frequently.

According to Maid Sailors (NYC Maids), deep cleaning should only be done on occasion and it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t clean your house every day after a deep cleaning session. Looking at a deep cleaning session as a chunk of time is the reason you’re sure you don’t have the time to clean your home.

Unless you live in an actual pigsty, you’ll hardly need to devote that much effort into cleaning your home anyway.

4. Vacuuming

If you really want to do a kind of deep cleaning session in your home, but you really don’t have the time to accomplish that, then the least you can do to keep a clean home is to vacuum it when you can.

A vacuumed home can appear that much cleaner after so vacuuming is definitely a chore that you should do.

If you have a carpeted home or have any carpets, then it’s better that you get professional carpet cleaners to do the job for you as it can be time-consuming. On the other hand, if you have wood floors then a decent vacuum job will be sufficient in creating a cleaner home for you.

5. Practice “Clean as you go”

As mentioned before, the clutter in your home may be contributing to why you’re taking too long when you clean your home. The best step is to declutter your home as you go along.

Sure, you aren’t likely to not touch items in your home. So if you’re using an item, then make sure you bring it back to its place immediately after using.

Also, a great kitchen etiquette when you’re cooking is to clean as you go along the cooking process. Instead of waiting until after you’ve cooked the food and eaten the food, it’s best that you wipe down surfaces, wash cutlery and such, in between the entire cooking process.

6. Keep the dirt outside

Prevention is the key to keeping a clean home. By developing a habit of cleanliness or defining yourself as a neat and tidy person, you ensure that you don’t create or bring in the dirt that you will have to clean in the first place.

On that note, one way to make sure that you don’t have to clean is to not bring in dirt from the outside. Don’t use shoes you used outdoors and use it to step into your home. Take your shoes off at the door.

Another piece of advice is to not wear the clothes you’ve worn outside of your house when you have just arrived at the house. It will dirty up your bed when you lay down it.

 These house cleaning tips and tricks will make it easier for you to do some cleaning around the house. Although it doesn’t completely eliminate the need to go out and clean your home, at least it should reduce the workload for every cleaning session in your house. Try them out and see for yourself how they work for you!