Moving out of your parents’ house feels great until you realize that your room doesn’t magically get cleaned on its own and that you need to spend more time in the kitchen to cook good food. Quite often, we get so used to our parents or the house help tidying things up for us that without them, it almost feels like our entire world is falling apart. Especially for a young adult who’s living alone for the first time, it can get quite overwhelming to fit house chores into their already busy everyday schedule.
If you are in the exact same spot, worry not, because we are here to help you. Not to do your cooking or cleaning, but to give you some pointers and make your next clean-up job much easier
#1 - Wet Wipes to the Rescue
Everyone thinks wet wipes are only meant to clean babies’ bottoms, but trust us on this one. Using wet wipes will get you through literally everything—spilled coffee on the table? Use a wet wipe. The bathroom mirror is dirty? Use a wet wipe. Need to clean the toilet seat? Well, you get the point.
#2 - Declutter and then Disinfect
Cleaning your bathroom for the first time is definitely an adventure, especially if you tend to be on the messier side. So, the first step before disinfecting is to de-clutter the entire area. This means getting rid of all sorts of clutter like clothes in the laundry, bottles on the countertop, old toothbrushes, etc. Then, put on some gloves and bring out those disinfectant bottles along with sponges and spray cleaners before getting down to business.
#3 - Pick Cleaning Products from the Dollar Store
Oftentimes, living alone also means living on a budget. In such a scenario, why would you want to waste money on buying branded or expensive cleaning products? Trust us, they all literally work the same so instead, get your cleaning products from the dollar store—they’re just as good and much less taxing on your wallet.
To Wrap it Up
Living alone is challenging, especially if you’re a young adult who’s already got their hands full trying to walk the work-life tightrope. With these tips, hopefully your next cleanup is a tad bit easier.