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9 Cleanliness Tips To Keep Your House Spic And Span

The number one factor that determines whether your house will be infested with pests or not is cleanliness. If your house is spic and span, free from any mess, clutter, or any other sign of dirt, then there’s a decreased risk that insects and rodents will flock to your house.

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But if your house is littered with food crumbs, trash, or is basically untidy, then you can be sure that a pest invasion is nigh. Though pest control in the Philippines will deal the condition over time (at a cost), nothing beats pests like a good ‘ol fashioned house cleaning. Here are 9 cleanliness tips that’ll keep your house spic and span.

 

1. Clear your house of all things you don’t need.

That teddy bear you had since you were a toddler? Get rid of it. The blanket you had since kindergarten? Out with it. Come to think of it, your old CD player, bicycle, basketball, baseball bat, and other items in your home that you no longer use should be discarded altogether. Don’t get sentimental. Make a list of everything you no longer need in your home and systematically clear them from your house.

 

2. Organize (Part 1)

Once you’ve gotten rid of all the unnecessary things in your home, it’s time to put in order how you will clean your home. Create a day-to-day, piece-meal plan on which area you’ll target first. That way, it’s systematic and organized.

 

3. Organize (Part 2)

With all the clutter out, re-organize everything in your home. Re-arrange your furniture placement, utensils in your kitchen, clothes in your drawer, etc.

 

4. Take out your trash

Sounds simple enough, yes, but this is the easiest way you can keep pests away from your home. Pests are attracted to the smell of food, be it they on your table or inside the trash. Better they infest the bin outside your home than in it.

 

5. Call in support

Two people cleaning a duplex is daunting, so ask help from some of your friends and family to help tidy up the place. You’ll find the work done much faster and more efficiently. Just be sure to repay everyone with soda and pizza afterwards.

 

6. Use folders and racks to organize files

These are key items you need to keep your paper files arranged properly. Termites and rats are attracted to paper, so be sure to maximize these organizing items.

 

7. Have a “landing strip”

A landing strip is a small portion of your home (usually right after your front door) where you can just dump stuff there like keys, mail, etc., on them so you don’t leave them all over the place. A landing strip also helps you determine which items you need to keep and throw away.

 

8. Be sure to have these devices

Vacuum cleaner, broom, mop, clean rags, toilet scrubbers, sponges, and air freshener, to name a few.

 

9. Wash all dishes and cutleries

Soiled plates and eating utensils attract pests like bees to honey. Don’t let that happen.

 

Do you think these cleanliness hacks are enough? Feel free to mention some more in the comments section below.


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