Who wants a cleaner house? It is a question most of us would answer with a resounding, “YES!” We have a few strategies for keeping dirt out of the house that while simple, make a big difference. Many take only a few minutes, and most are budget friendly. So, this weekend, why not take a couple of these steps towards keeping your house a little cleaner a little longer.
Aside from keeping bacteria out of your house, doormats do help to minimize dirt. You will see a significant difference, especially during rainy or snowy seasons when you place out a few doormats. However, there are a few things to consider to maximize your benefits.
Make your home a shoe-free zone for family, and guests, too. Create an organized, welcoming area where folks feel comfortable removing their shoes. Utilize shoe racks, benches, and hooks for coats in the winter as soon as you walk through the door. That way, there is less of a chance to track dirt, mud, or snow through the house.
Nothing is more frustrating than when Fido comes in from being out in the rain or snow and shakes it off in the middle of the living room. Or, if he tracks muddy paws, or drops leaves throughout the house. Set up a zone outside, if possible, with a brush and a towel (if you do not have a covered porch have an area set up right inside your door). Do a quick wipe of his paws and brush any debris from his fur. In about a minute or so, you could prevent a big mess inside the house. Here are some other cleaning tips for our furry kids.
Sounds obvious, but it is super effective for keeping dirt out of the house. Make it a habit of going through the house and keeping doors, cabinets, and drawers closed. This is particularly the case when you are working on a project that might kick up dust. Simply keeping doors closed prevents dust from blowing through the house.
If it is in the budget, consider a few design adjustments to your home.