Cleanliness Tip: It is important to stop hoarding more than what we need for a week's time period. One can always go and buy whatever we require and whenever we require. In order to stop over-hoarding,it is essential to make a weekly menu of meals that we are going to make in the week for the family members. This will give us an idea of the ingredients that we require for the meals. This will curb your practice of over storage. Similarly, the electrical or electronic items that are used in the kitchen need to be kept dry after every usage. Empty your drawers and modular racks every once in a while to keep the cockroaches out of the kitchen.
4. Play Rooms : Most of the modern families are nuclear families with single child and both parents working day and night. In such cases the young ones are pampered by the close relatives and/or the grandparents. As a result, the houses are full of replicas of their favourite comic characters, soft toys, board games and many other toys. With time and usage,these toys become dusty,dirty and unhygienic for the children. But due to some or the other reason, we tend to keep them still in the house. If we want to keep all the toys at home, we need to keep them clean and dust free for usage of kids.
Cleanliness Tip: The easiest thing to keep the play rooms clean and tidy is to keep emptying it frequently. Take this as an opportunity to teach the children the joy of sharing and detachment.Take them to the Schools of Needy Children or Orphanages and let them donate their toys which they don't play with anymore or have outgrown them to those needy children. The other toys can be stacked as per their categories such as board games and puzzles one over the other; comic characters in baskets and soft toys in a cupboard or a wooden open rack.
5. Fitness Equipment : Many of us have converted our houses into spaces which are used for multi-purpose activities such as the garage space converted into a fitness studio and parking space for cars and old luggage boxes. In such cases, we tend to just place things on top of each other without thinking much. As a result,the items just lie around without being used/moved much. This again turns the garage into a junkyard than an active breathable space.
Cleanliness Tip : One needs to make use of the walls in the garage too for storing and keeping the gym equipment clean. Keep the weights balls and dub balls covered so that they do not catch dust. Air the mats and if possible cover them in cotton sheets instead of poly/plastic sheets. This way the sweaty portions will not become infectious till your next use. Try to spray some disinfectants such as Dettol/Collin on the weights before and after you use them.
Although smart houses connect each and every item or appliances of your house; it is finally you: the master of the house who have to decide how smartly and when you will clean the house. It will not be long till people invent smart vacuum cleaners which may reduce all your pain and make cleaning too a completely smart affair.