How to Never Clean your Apartment

  • Posted by admin
  • 03.30.15
  • 6:23 pm

A maid isn’t necessary to keep your apartment clean every day. Below are 7 habits of people who never have to miss the fun for those dreaded cleaning days:

1. They put away their clothes every night.
At the end of a long day, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don’t fall prey to that lazy trap. Take the few moments to place them in your laundry hamper or back into your closet.

2. They don’t own extras.
What are you going to do with a dozen sets of sheets or 500 pens? If you don’t need it: Edit, edit, edit. You’ll save much more space.

3. They keep a paper trail to a minimum.
It’s easy to leave stacks of junk mail, delivery menus, and old newspapers on every surface of your house. Create a good filing system to save the important documents and toss the rest.

4. They wipe down every surface after use.
The less grime build-up, the easier it is to clean. Mildew, grease, and food stains are not a good look for your house. It’s easier to clean a fresh stain than try and go back a week later!

5. They don’t have beds piled up with too much stuff.
Sure, it’s nice to have some decorative pillows and throw blankets to maintain a perfectly styled bed, but let’s keep it to a minimum. The fewer steps it takes to make your bed every morning, the more likely you’ll actually do it.

6. They never let dishes pile up.
This one’s pretty much a no-brainer, but taking a few minutes to do three or five dishes is way better than doing 15 at the end of the week.

7. They dust and vacuum on the regular.
A few minutes of dusting or vacuuming at least 2-3 times a week will save you from doing a deep clean on the weekend when you could be relaxing.

This story originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com