5 Tips on Keeping Your Las Cruces Home Clean

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Real Estate Agent with Steinborn & Associates Real Estate

There is nothing that makes a house less attractive than a mess. Clutter and dirt is a surefire way to make anyone stressed out. How do you keep it away, though? Here are some things I’ve figured out over the years that seem to work for me.

1. Baby steps is the secret. It takes as much time to make a mess as it does to clean it, so doing things immediately is the key to maintaining a clean house. You will be surprised how good it feels to finish a task from beginning to end. End, as in, the real end, where there is no evidence of what you did, other than the finished product, like a full, warm belly and a happy family from a good dinner.

2. Make it fun. Put on some music in the background while you’re mopping the kitchen. Watch television while you fold laundry. Talk to a friend on the phone while you’re cleaning your room. Be creative with this one!

3. Have a daily cleaning spree. As a REALTOR, I am very busy with clients during the day, and when I get home in the evening, the only thing I want to do is relax. So I do. I relax for a while, and then have a cleaning spree. I use a timer and spend 7 minutes in each room getting as much as I can done. Sometimes, I don’t even need the whole seven minutes. Racing against the timer gets things done fast, and it kind of turns it into a game for me, making it more fun. The faster I clean, the more time I have to relax, and the cleaner everything is, the easier it is for me to relax.

4. Carry a basket from room to room. Put the things that don’t belong in the room you’re concentrating on in the basket. Then, when you move on to the next room, you can put those things away where they belong. Doing this helps you avoid running back and forth in between rooms and saves a lot of time. Trust me, you’ll be amazed at how much time this saves.

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Evelyn, I can apply these tips to my office4, which gets way too untidy way too often

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Hi Evelyn,

I am constantly cleaning my home. I wake up early and clean before I leave for work. I do like the 7 min suggestion!

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