Who doesn’t love the look and feel of a freshly-cleaned house? But, isn’t it disappointing when, a week later, it’s a complete mess and you can’t tell that it’s been cleaned at all? It feels like a full-time job to keep up with all of the dirt and dust, but who really has the time? You could hire a professional cleaning service, but unless you want them to become a permanent addition to your family, you’ll have to find ways to keep up with some of the cleaning on a daily basis.

At Layla’s Maid Service, we’ve been in the cleaning business for over 15 years and we’ve learned a thing or two about how to keep a clean home. In today’s blog, we’re going to share some simple ways that you can make your house stay clean for longer. We know you don’t have hours a day to dedicate to cleaning, but you can still make real progress with just a handful of minutes. Keep reading to learn more!

Prevent Dirt From Coming Inside

How do you reduce the frequency or amount you have to clean? Prevent dirt from showing up in the first place! This may sound harder than it really is, and of course you will never be able to keep all dirt from coming inside. But, there are a few simple things you can do to drastically reduce the amount of dirt that finds its way into your home.

Sweep Your Garage

How often do you sweep your garage? If you’re like most people, this is a chore that rarely gets checked off the list. In fact, we know some people that can’t even see the floor of their garage! While it’s easy for your garage to be “out of sight, out of mind”, it can actually contribute a lot of dirt and dust in your home. By giving your garage a regular sweeping, you’re helping to keep the inside of your home much cleaner. And if that isn’t enough motivation, remember that the garage floor isn’t just a place where dirt and dust accumulates but it’s also where really ugly stuff like dead insects and french fries that were dropped three months ago. Keep what’s out there from coming in by sweeping your garage regularly.

Brush and Clean Pets Outside

Sometimes it may seem easier to tackle Rover and give him a thorough brushing while he’s sitting comfortably next to you on the couch, but make sure you go the extra step and take him outside. When you brush your pet, you can see how much hair is captured in the brush, but a healthy amount of it also lands on the floor. In addition to spreading hair around your home, brushing a pet inside releases dirt, dead skin, and pet dander (a common allergen), into the air and on nearby surfaces.

Change Air Filters Regularly

This is one of the most simple things you can do that will save you time cleaning and promote better health for your family. Air filters are easily forgotten during the hustle and bustle of daily life, but they shouldn’t be. A clean, high-quality air filter will pull dust, dirt and allergens out of the air instead of letting it circulate and accumulate in your house. If it seems like you could dust everyday and you still see a build up, try checking your air filter. You might find that its long overdue for being replaced.

Get Help From an Experienced Cleaning Company

Sometimes you just need an extra hand to help you get a leg up on cleaning. Plus, did you know that more frequent cleanings can help your home stay cleaner for longer periods of time? Whether you’d like someone to help with routine cleaning or your house is ready for an intensive, deep cleaning, Layla’s Maid Service is here to help.

We understand that everyone’s cleaning needs are unique which is why we offer customized, professional cleaning services. Take the stress and hassle out of trying to keep your home clean. If you live in Fredericksburg, King George, Stafford, or Spotsylvania, call Layla’s Maid Service today to schedule an appointment or visit our website to get an online estimate!