Everyone wants a clean home, but what about how the home smells? Daily cleaning and seasonal deep cleaning is beneficial, but room odorizers can take your cleaning game to a whole new level.

Below are some tips on how to get, and keep a clean home, as well as products to use to make your home smell fresh. The scent of a home should be as welcoming and inviting as the people that live there, with a sense of calm and serenity – and Bolivian Rock from TN Labs can make that happen.

The Best Approach to Keeping a Clean Home

First, pick one room at a time and clear the clutter. Remove items that do not belong in the room and put everything back in its place. Working front to back or back to front is helpful – and stick to one floor of the home at a time.

Next, gather all the supplies needed for cleaning. Take a whole-floor approach instead of a single-room approach. Dust everything first, starting at the top of each room with ceiling fans, vents, and walls, working your way down to shelves, knickknacks, and furniture. Then vacuum or sweep the floors. Clean all mirrors and glass, then countertops, sinks and toilets. Mop where needed. End with utilizing a room odorizer to complete the fresh, clean feel in the home.

Discover more about this method in the article below.

Clean a Home Faster by Starting with the Clutter

It is nearly impossible for a home to look and feel clean if it is encumbered with clutter. Not only that, but items cluttering a space get in the way of cleaning surfaces. Clearing clutter may be a difficult task, but Marie Kondo, author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, can help.

If anything is out of place or does not have a place, the question must be asked, “Is this necessary to keep?” or in Kondo’s strategy, “Does it spark joy?” If the answer is no, the item should be donated, or thrown away if it is not in good condition.

A Whole House Approach to Efficient Cleaning

If a person is seeking efficiency, it is important to remember that getting supplies out, putting them away, and transitioning from one task to the next all take time. Simplify the approach by doing all the work that needs to be done with a single tool at once.

With this method, move from one room to the next doing the same job in each room. For example, dust in every room first, then vacuum in every carpeted room next.

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Start at the Top When Cleaning a Home

Vacuuming before dusting can be a big waste of time. Why? As items are dusted, some of that dust will inevitably fall to the floor. Vacuuming before dusting may make it necessary to vacuum a second time for the home to feel clean.

Likewise, it will not work to sweep and mop hard floors such as those commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms without first cleaning countertops, sinks, and toilets. If the floor is swept before countertops are cleaned, it is likely that it will need to be swept again after. Save the extra work by sweeping and mopping after the surfaces above the floor are cleaned.

Make House Cleaning a Regular Social Event

Difficulty will arise if the home is not cleaned on a regular basis. Set aside scheduled time each day to clear clutter. Decide which tasks need to be done with less frequency. For example, vacuuming may need to be done several times a week, especially with a pet in the home, while cleaning windows may be needed once a month. Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it.

Divide and conquer. Enlist the help of family, roommates, or friends to make the job faster and easier. Having a few people working together can boost morale and make the task less daunting.

Closing Thoughts

Following simple strategies like a whole-house approach, clearing clutter first, and working from the top down can save a lot of time. Working together makes the experience more enjoyable for everyone.

Closing tip: To make cleaning an even better experience and to improve the scent of the home, utilize room odorizers from TN Labs to get an unbeatable, lingering, clean, fresh scent throughout the home.