Designing An Easy-to-Clean Room

One of the best ways to keep a room or an entire home clean is to design it to be cleaning friendly.  When you consider the type of décor, furnishings, and layout of a room, it is a great idea to conceptualize how difficult it will be to keep the are clean.  As a rule of thumb, the less effort you’ll have to put into cleaning an area, the more time you’ll have to enjoy it.  Below are a few tips that can help you to accomplish this.

Smooth Surfaces & Low-Maintenance

It is much easier to clean smooth surfaces.  Any surfaces or furnishings, countertops, or floors that are smooth and untextured will be low-maintenance cleaning solutions.  Wiping down these surfaces with a wet towel after applying a cleaner is obviously faster than scrubbing.

Dust Reduction

Everyday homeowners fight a war against dust.  Dust, pollen, and other airborne particles gradually settle on surfaces throughout your home.  As these accumulate on surfaces they begin to create health problems as the decrease the air quality in your home.  Dust entering your home is inevitable, but you can alleviate much of it by reducing the number of surfaces that it can collect on.  Hence, a minimalist approach to décor will make for a much easier area to clean.

Plan Storage

Managing clutter is one of the hardest aspects of housekeeping.  Mail, documents, keepsakes, presents, and other odds and ends can quickly fill your home.  The best way to prevent this from occurring is to plan your storage.  Using items like ottomans, desks, storage benches, and other furnishings that double as storage solutions can go a long way in reducing clutter.

Even if you minimize the cleaning in your home, it is still beneficial to have a professional cleaning occasionally.  AAA1 Carpet & Upholstery Care offers a variety of cleaning services including carpeting, tile flooring, wood floors, and natural stone surface cleaning. (800) 452-7237.