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Remodeling Dilemma: How to Design an Easy-to-Clean Living Room

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  • #1 - Involve the whole family
  • #2 - Clean as you notice a dirty spot
  • #3 - Get rid of the clutter
  • #4 - Opt for darker color flooring

The key to keeping your home neat and clean isn’t in investing lots of time in tedious cleaning, but it’s actually in creating some daily cleaning habits that will little by little keep your home tidy on a day-to-day basis.

And the important thing to have in mind when remodeling your home is the ability to clean any new thing you’re planning to add or change in your home.


Make sure you choose fixtures and designs that aren’t a drag to clean but are rather a breeze for cleaning. It will make your life so much easier.

Continue reading if you’re interested in learning about some daily habits to keep a house clean and tidy:

#1 – Involve the whole family in the cleaning process

When it comes to designing a home that is easy to clean, involving all the family members is the key.

Even though it’s sometimes easier to do the job yourself, it’s important to dedicate some time to teach your children how to do some chores.

It will help you out a lot and it will contribute to a neat and clean home. Plus, it will teach them a valuable lesson. Start by giving them simple tasks such as picking up after themselves, storing their toys away, cleaning their rooms and loading the dishwasher.

You’ll see a huge difference with these small, simple tasks done by your kids.   

#2 – Clean as you notice a dirty spot

This is something that’s obvious, but somehow we tend not to do it.

Cleaning any spots right at the moment you notice them or putting things away as you go doesn’t take up much of your time but it really does make a difference at the end of the day.

For example, when you take off your clothes, make sure to either hang them in the closet right away or throw them into the dirty laundry. In that way, you’ll avoid clothes piling up. Put your coat and shoes away the moment you enter your home. Load the dishwasher with the dirty dishes right after using them, instead of piling them on the counter.

Involve the whole family in cleaning, it will become a habit and you’ll end up with a tidy and neat house every night. 

#3 – Get rid of the clutter

When it comes to keeping your home neat, clean and organized, clutter can really get in your way, as it is more difficult to follow any cleaning habits with a complete mess and pile of stuff in your home.

That’s why you need to get rid of unnecessary things and find a place for everything else in your home. It’ll keep your way of cleaning free.

Taking some time to declutter and organize your home will drastically lower your cleaning time. That means fewer items on floors as well as on counters and other surfaces as it will make the vacuuming, dusting and cleaning so much quicker and easier. 

If you’re considering doing some remodeling in your home, think about all the changes and the implications carefully. There are so many things nowadays that can make our life easier; we just need to find them. And with the internet era, this is not something that’s difficult to do.

#4 – Opt for darker color flooring

Light-colored flooring always shows dust, dirt, debris, and hair more than a dark-colored floor.

So, if you don’t wish to vacuum and mop every day, maybe a better option for you would be a slightly darker floor color. There is always an option of hiring a cleaning service in Sydney on a regular basis, who will do a thorough and professional cleaning job for you. In that way, you can be sure that your home is super-clean and spotless. 

About the author: Ayla Anderson is an avid reader and an enthusiastic blogger who writes articles on home improvement, business, family, and beauty. She is also an MBA student who spends much of her time giving advice to new small businesses on how to grow their businesses. You can follow me on Twitter.

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