Welcome to our latest blog post, I am Libby DeLucien and we are going dive into the art of truly assessing the cleanliness of your home. Whether you’re a cleaning novice or a tidy-up pro, we’ve got insights and tips to help you elevate the cleanliness of your space. Let’s get started!

1. The Clutter Check

First up, let’s talk clutter. It’s the silent culprit that often makes our homes feel less clean than they are. Take a moment to look around. Do you see items that haven’t been used in months? It’s time for a declutter. Implement the “one-in, one-out” rule to keep things in balance, and dedicate 15 minutes daily to decluttering. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.

2. The Dust Test

Next, dust – it’s everywhere, but often in places we overlook. Grab a ladder and check the tops of door frames, ceiling fans, and shelves. Use a microfiber cloth to trap and remove dust effectively. For an eco-friendly touch, try a DIY dusting spray made from vinegar and essential oils. Remember, a dust-free home is a step closer to truly clean.

3. The Smell Scan

Odors can significantly impact how clean your home feels. Start with the basics: ensure your home is well-ventilated. Open windows daily to let fresh air circulate. For stubborn smells, baking soda is your best friend; it’s great for absorbing odors. Don’t forget about natural deodorizers, like placing bowls of coffee grounds or essential oil diffusers around your home.

4. The Touch Test

Now, for the touch test. Feel the surfaces around your home, especially in high-traffic areas like the kitchen and bathroom. Sticky surfaces are a no-go. For a homemade cleaning solution, mix equal parts water and vinegar for a safe and effective cleaner. Regular cleaning of these surfaces will prevent grime buildup and keep your home feeling fresh.

5. The Deep Clean Dive

Surface cleaning only goes so far. Every home needs a deep clean now and then. This means tackling the carpets, cleaning the windows, and giving your appliances some love. Set a schedule for these tasks, even if it’s just a couple of times a year. Your home will thank you.

A clean home is not just about the absence of dirt but about creating a space that feels welcoming and healthy. Assessing your home’s cleanliness regularly and following these tips can make a huge difference. And remember, if you need a helping hand, Organize It of Fort Myers is here to assist with all your cleaning and organizing needs.

We’d love to hear from you! Share your favorite cleaning tips in the comments, or reach out to us for professional advice and services. Together, let’s make your home the cleanest and coziest it can be.