Easy Home Cleaning Hacks

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After buying a Singapore condo, the first thing that comes to mind must be how to keep your new home clean. Housework can sometimes be a real drag for everyone. With these cleaning hacks, you could spend lesser time on household chores, and more time on doing the things you enjoy and spend more time with family. Luckily, it is possible to minimize the time you spend doing housework without having to resort to uncertain DIY books or hiring a cleaning service. Recover your weekends with these practical, easy cleaning hacks for a low-maintenance home, so you can spend lesser time cleaning and more time doing what you love.

1. Choose the right flooring
The floor is the largest, most-used surface area in any home, which makes it highly disposed to getting dirty. Everyone in your family walks all over it, including children and animals, so it is not surprising that it picks up all kinds of dirt, stains, scratches and scuff marks. Many homes tend to use similar ceramic tiles for flooring, which are not usually the best idea. Tiles require frequent maintenance, and have grout lines which accrue dirt. Instead, go with something that is low-maintenance and easier to clean, such as stained concrete with a protective sealer, laminated or vinyl flooring. Any of these options are easy to clean and are also virtually stain-proof. You could also go with hardwood, but take note that it is more susceptible to spills and splatter.
2. Invest in easy-to-clean wall paint
With kids or pets in the household, it may be a big challenge to keep your walls looking unspoiled. And even without them, walls are just as prone to collecting dirt, stains and marks as floors are. Therefore, you will want to make sure yours are easy to clean. Give yourself some peace of mind by investing in high-quality, easy-to-clean wall paint. You will find it a lot easier to get dirt off your walls, without having to worry that you will take the paint along with it. On the other hand, you may prefer something a little more affordable, like vinyl wall coverings which can mimic grass cloth, silk or linen, giving your home a unique, luxurious sense. More importantly, they will help keep dirt off the walls, and are easy to wipe down.
3. Get light, movable furniture
Your furniture should not get in the way of your housekeeping efforts. To make cleaning easier, it is best to choose furniture that is lightweight and easy to move around, so they can be conveniently rolled aside anytime while cleaning process is carried out. That way, you would not have to miss any spots while cleaning. Your choices in furnishings can also affect the amount of time you spend cleaning. The best choices are leather or vinyl, which are easy to wipe off. However, make sure you pick darker colours because white or light colours will be more likely to stain.
4. Leave less room for dust
Less dust in your home allows you to cut down the time spent dusting and wiping as well. Thus, bust the amount of dust around the house by minimizing the surface areas where it may gather. Pick cabinets that reach all the way from the floor to the ceiling. Not only does this maximize storage space, but you would not have to worry about how you are going to clean those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. The same goes for your bookshelves, wardrobes and TV cabinets as well, or any other tall furniture. Also, try not to choose decorative designs for light fixtures, fans and window grills as they tend to collect more dust and will be more difficult to clean.
5. Maximise your storage space
You will find that cleaning becomes easier if there is less clutter in your home. However, you cannot put things away if there is nowhere for you to put them. That is why you should make the most of the space you have and plan your storage carefully. If necessary, throw the stuffs that you no longer need. You can also consider getting furniture with built-in storage which can help to save space and provide a convenient option for you to store your things near where they will actually be used. For example, it is advisable to choose a bed with built-in shelves or drawers, so that you could keep clothes, pillows and blankets in your bedroom for easy access.



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