As the premier Charlotte and Rock Hill house cleaning service, I’m always looking to provide homeowners with value, which includes sprinkling a few helpful tips on my blog here and there. Recently, I had a conversation with a mom who said she’d feel a lot less stressed if her house didn’t “feel” so messy all the time. With kids’ toys all over the floor and dishes piling up in the sink every day, it’s easy to start to get that “dirty” feeling, and we all know how stressful that feeling can be. A few quick, simple tweaks can help you make your house feel cleaner when you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to do a full deep clean.

#1. Purge. This is my favorite synonym for “declutter.” I always encourage my clients to declutter their houses before I come to clean, as it makes my job easier and more efficient (thereby saving you money!) However, I also offer decluttering and organization services for those who don’t want to do it themselves.

If your house feels cluttered all the time, it may be because you have too many unnecessary things taking up space. In that case, grab a trash bag or a cardboard box, and spend a few minutes each day purging every room until your house is succesfully clutter-free.

Dig through those junk drawers and comb through your closets and cabinets. If there are items that have been sitting there for a while that you haven’t used or don’t intend to use in the near future, throw ’em out. Don’t hesitate, or you’ll keep hoarding!

#2. Make the bed. It only takes a few extra minutes each morning, and the effect is priceless. Most people don’t take the time to make their beds. After all, you’re just going to pull back the sheets and sleep in it again later that night, so why bother? But you’ll be surprised how much cleaner a room looks when the bed is made.

#3. Add a vase of fresh flowers. They’ll make your home smell great and look pretty!  You can pick them from your yard, or visit a local florist if you don’t have a garden. They’ll be able to tell you what’s in season and what will work best in your home. Or, if you’d rather keep things simple, pick up a ready-made bouquet from your local grocer.

#4. Bake something sweet. The kitchen might get a little messy for this one, but it’ll give you an excuse to clean it. And when you’re done, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

#5. Vacuum. It may sound daunting, but you don’t have to vacuum your whole house all at once. Spend a few minutes a day vacuuming one room at a time. At the end of a week, your house will feel much cleaner.

These are all great ideas for making your house feel cleaner when you don’t have time to do a full deep clean. And of course, when you’re ready for that deep clean, call your professional Charlotte NC house cleaning company at (803) 339-1411, and we’ll take care of it for you!