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13 Bad Housekeeping Habits You Need to Quit

Your home is your safe place, the comfort that you need after every tiring day. Busy routines leave people with no option but to just pile up and procrastinate, leading to a house being disorganized. 

A tidy place not only gives a wider feel to your home but also gives a calm effect that relaxes you. If you’re a hoarder, you need to avoid bad housekeeping habits that are cluttering your home. Starting with little steps will take you a long way to avoid big organising tasks later on.

 

Here’s a list of the things that Graana.com has compiled that you might be overlooking to keep your home in order. 

 

Bad Housekeeping Habits that You Need to Quit Now

If your house isn’t organized and tidy, it can weigh heavy on the effect of your interior decor, because it will all be overlooked. Instead of piling up your housekeeping tasks, you can just start getting rid of these bad housekeeping habits.

 

Don’t Throw Junk in Your Drawers

 

Cluttered Drawer filled with random home items in a mess.

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We’re might all be secretly guilty of this, but this is the worst habit that is getting the way of housekeeping. 

Stuffing random things into your drawers such as nails, buttons, glue, old receipts, scotch tape etc. is a big no, as it literally crowds your drawers and you eventually get even irritated when you can’t find the right thing at the right time. 

Getting rid of this habit will not only keep your drawer sorted, but also help in keeping place for things and finding them in need.

If you’re thinking of where all the other things will go, you can designate drawers for items, and keep small containers even that will store buttons and needles, stationary, all organized and intact.

 

 

Don’t Pile Up your Laundry

 

pile of laundry sitting on a sofa chair

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Busy work routines can keep a lot of people from organizing their laundry and folding them up. But keeping them in a pile to wash, or even as a pile after washing is one of the worst habits when it comes to housekeeping.

If you do your laundry when there is just a pair of clothes, not only will it be a quick wash, but also take a quick minute to fold afterwards. This is a great way to keep your wardrobe affairs running smoothly, and also keep it organized.

 

 

Don’t Leave Without Making up Your Bed

 

untidy bed with crinkled sheets, pillows and quilts

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Un-made beds ruin the entire aesthetic of your room and make it look untidy. We have all done this or are doing this, and this little habit needs to change. 

Making your bed up early first thing in the morning not only tidies up the look of your room but also makes you feel accomplished, that you have started your day by doing a good task. This small act is a great way to start avoiding bad housekeeping habits. 

 

 

Try Not to Pile Up Dirty Dishes in the Sink

 

dirty dished cluttered in the sink

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Cluttering your sink with dirty dishes and pans throughout the day is a big NO. This is one of the worst housekeeping habits which not only looks disorganized and untidy but can also eventually lead to bad odour. Piling up dishes gets the stains hard to get afterwards as well. 

If you wash your dish and mugs, there and then, you eventually always get a clean sink and no cluttering in the kitchen. 

 

 

No Procrastination for Throwing Away Wrappers 

 

plastic wrappers from different candies and snacks

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Throw those wrappers away! Leaving your junk and waste lying around keeps the entire decorum of your house off, and gives a very untidy look. Not only this, but the food particles in the wrappers can attract bugs and insects which you don’t want to deal with. 

Trash is to be thrown away in the trash, leaving it lying around will only lead to piling up and eventually for you, a bigger cleaning task to do. 

 

Don’t Keep Your Paper Waste Lying Around

 

crumpled up paper tossed around the bin

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Let’s clear this: there is no point in keeping your tissues and paper trash around. Scrunched up papers and tissues around the house spoil the look of your house. 

These are to be thrown immediately after usage, instead of leaving them around.

 

 

Clean your Mess While you Cook

 

messy kitchen after cooking food

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We see it, we want it, we cook it, but we make a mess!

Cleaning your pots and pans alongside you are cooking is a great way to get rid of the mess. Throw those peels and wrappers away immediately, and while the food is simmering, just wash those containers in the sink. 

This will save time for you afterwards you are done with cooking and also keep your kitchen spotless. You can also find out how to clean stainless steel in the kitchen, which will refine the cleanliness of your kitchen further.

 

Don’t Throw your Clothes Around, Hang them

 

organized wardrobe neatly arranged with hanged clothes

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We all do this at times, but most of the time, this is something to steer clear of. Throwing clothes around the room, on the bed, the sofa chair, all of it ruins your room aesthetic. 

Not only this but adds up to a huge pile you’ll have to spare time for on the weekend. To avoid this, start building up the habit of folding or hanging your clothes as soon as they are done with washing. And if you have more time at hand, you can organize your closet in these 5 simple steps.

 

 

Finish the Food and Leftovers in your Fridge

 

leftovers stored in boxes in the fridge

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Cluttering your fridge with leftovers and storing fruits and vegetables that you are not eating, is not only a waste of food but also a huge mess in your refrigerator. 

To keep your kitchen in order, keep track of the food in your fridge and eat accordingly. This will help you save money you spent on takeouts and deliveries, as well as keep your food free of mess and building bacteria from food that goes bad. 

 

 

Don’t Forget to Clean Windows and Mirrors in the House

 

cleaning windows with handy sponge and cleaning wash

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While we’re busy in the hectic cleaning of our house, we often forget that our mirrors and windows need to be cleaned thoroughly. They make up the look of the house and are abundant in number, which is why their cleanliness adds a lot to your housekeeping. 

Try using glints for windows and mirrors, while cleaning them in a circular motion. This will leave your glass and mirrors looking spotless.

 

 

Treat Spots and Stains Right Away

 

scrubbing stain off the rug with a sponge

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Everyone spills and drops things around the house, but leaving them be to treat afterwards is a big mistake. This is because once the stains dry out, they become extremely hard to get rid of. Other than this, they also ruin the image of your home aesthetically, which no one wants.

Treating them right away will eventually get them out, and leave your rugs, curtains, cushions or any other objects free of any staining.

 

 

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Appliances

 

cleaning the fridge with rag and cleaning solution

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This is a very important housekeeping habit that we often forget. Even though this is not something to do every day, cleaning your appliances once in a while keeps them new and tidy. 

These appliances include all electronics you use around your home, such as washing machine, microwave, fridge, television set etc. 

 

 

Don’t Use Dirty Cleaning Equipment

 

washing cleaning rags in the sink

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This is a common thing that everyone forgets – your cleaning equipment needs to be cleaned and replaced too. We keep a spare cloth or materials to clean and dust the house, but if the equipment is already dirty, all your hard work will not result in a clean and proper house. 

Using clean equipment and materials is a very good housekeeping habit, and you can easily incorporate this by dusting off brushes and washing cleaning clothes every week. 

 

 

These 13 housekeeping habits are bound to change the order of your house and keep it organized. It will take time to build these habits along with your routine, but eventually when you do, there is no way your house will be left untidy ever again.

 

For more ideas and tips to keep your house organized, you can follow our blog at Graana.com.

 

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