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7 MORE Clever Tricks That Will Keep Your House Clean Longer

With all the time and effort you put into cleaning, you should be able to enjoy that clean feeling for as long as possible. Check out these 7 easy ways that you can keep your house clean longer!

Unfortunately, the work of keeping our houses clean is never truly done. (My kingdom for a self-cleaning house!) However, while cleaning remains an ongoing task, there are plenty of ways we can ensure the results of our hard work last a little longer!

Several months ago I wrote this post on the topic of “preventative cleaning,” which featured time- and energy-saving tips for keeping your house clean longer. I’ll be expanding on that list in today’s post, with 7 more tips that will ensure that your cleaning efforts aren’t going to waste!

With the help of these preventative cleaning tips, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor for a long time to come! 🙂

7 MORE Easy Ways To Keep Your House Clean Longer

1. Keep Your Shower Dry

Want your clean shower to stay clean as long as possible? Taking a few seconds to clean things up after your shower will make a huge difference!

Keep a squeegee in your shower so you can remove excess water from the shower walls and/or doors after each use. This will prevent soapy water from turning into soap scum, keeping your shower much cleaner over time!

2. Clean Your Cleaning Tools

You rely on your vacuum, mop, duster, and other cleaning tools to help keep your home clean. But if the tools themselves are dirty, they may be more of a hindrance than a help!

Keeping your vacuum clean will help ensure that it can clean your carpets as thoroughly as possible. And washing your mop and duster regularly will ensure they they pick up dirt instead of pushing it around!

Learn more about how to clean your cleaning tools here.

3. Use Drain Covers

No one wants to deal with a clogged or slow-running drain! Putting drain covers in your kitchen and bathrooms is the easiest way to catch hair, food, and other stuff that can contribute to clogs.

Removing gunk from a drain cover every once in a while definitely beats dealing with clogged pipes!

4. Replace Your Doormat

The best way to keep your floors clean is to prevent dirt from coming inside in the first place! And your first line of defense against dirt is a good doormat.

If your current doormat is old and worn, it may not be doing much to remove dirt and moisture from shoes. Investing in a new, durable doormat will help keep dirt outside where it belongs!

5. Take The Trash Out

Cleanliness isn’t just about how things look, it’s also about how they smell! If the smell of garbage is wafting out of your trash can, it isn’t doing your kitchen any favors.

Make sure to take the trash out regularly to help prevent odor issues. If it helps, you may even want to create a trash schedule so it doesn’t slip your mind!

6. Clean Your Appliances Regularly

Much like with your cleaning tools, it’s equally important to keep your major appliances clean. Your efforts will go further if your appliances aren’t struggling to do their jobs effectively!

Check out my guide to learn when and how to clean your appliances here.

7. Don’t Forget About Your HVAC System

Regardless of what type of central air system you have, it’s important to keep it clean. If there’s dust and dirt lurking inside your air ducts, it’s eventually going to end up on your carpets, furniture, and walls!

There are two ways to keep your HVAC system (and by extension, your whole house) cleaner. First, replace your air filter at least twice per year, or more frequently if you have allergies or pets. Second, check your air vents regularly for dust, dirt, and hair and vacuum them out as needed.

What’s your best tip for keeping your house clean longer?

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