5 Tricks to Make Your House Look Clean

Olena Loun Cleaning Tips

There are times when you just don’t have enough time to clean, but still want your home to look clean.  Well, follow these 5 tricks to make your house look clean.  It’s a quick fix, but it works.

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What to Clean?

1.  Smell.
Even a “clean” home, for some reason, can smell a little funky once in a while. A “careless” pet, a couple of kids, and a trash can with a few banana peels can give your house that “I wonder what’s that stink” feeling. Here’s how you can give your home a more pleasant smell:

  • Try to identify and take care of the source of smell. If it is not immediately obvious, check the common problem areas: closets, pet areas, trash, cabinets, kitchen sink, garbage disposal, or a laundry room.
  • Let some fresh air in.  If possible, open any windows or doors that have screens so that air can circulate.
  • Create a more pleasant scent.  Light up a scented candle or oil, place satchels of dried lavender or cinnamon sticks around your home, or simmer herbs and spices on the stove.

2.  Clutter Control. Pick-up out of place items and put them away, organize your mail and bills in neat piles (putting a rock or a shell on top would make it look much neater).  The emptier your counters, the cleaner your kitchen looks.

3. The Floors. Sweep and mop – there is no better solution to keep the floors clean from dust, dirt, hair, and anything else that would make the room look dirty.  A clean floor makes a room look, and even smell cleaner right away.

4.  Pet hair. Even if you have a sparkling clean house, if your sofa is covered with a layer of dog or cat fur, it suddenly looks less tidy. Keep a rubber glove or your favorite pet hair busting product on hand to knock it all down in a few sweeps.

5.  Make the bed. I’ve always believed that even if a bedroom is completely trashed, making the bed will make it look 75% cleaner right away. After all, the bed usually takes up the largest portion of the room and your eye is drawn to it.

How do you keep your home clean? I would be happy to hear from you.

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