Being the king of your own bachelor pad comes with a variety of perks, but also with a number of challenges. Bachelors lead busy lives that are full of ambition, drive and a hefty dose of fun. Unfortunately, amongst all the fun, cleaning is something that is often left off a bachelor’s to-do list. If you’re a bachelor who is looking to prevent your apartment from falling into chaos but don’t know where to start, this is the article for you. Today we look at some easy and low-maintenance methods that any busy bachelor can use to keep your bachelor pad looking spick and span. Read on to find out more!
1. Gather Your Tools
Chances are, as a bachelor, you don’t have the gift of time to be spending hours on your hands and knees scrubbing carpets and floors. This is why you need to ensure that your arsenal is full of tools that will make cleaning a complete breeze. Some fantastic options you could look into are robot vacuum cleaners, household steam cleaners and disposable cleaning wipes that you can use and immediately throw in the trash. With these tools in your arsenal, you can be sure that your home is kept dust free and stain free at all times, with minimal effort on your part. We can’t think of anything better!
2. Get Rid Of Clutter
When it comes to keeping your apartment clean and tidy, clutter is the enemy. To ensure that your apartment is easy to navigate, we recommend you set aside one day to go through all of your belongings. If something has been sitting around unused for years, it’s time to donate it to charity or give it away to friends and family. Figure out which items you truly need and use, and get rid of everything else that is just taking up precious space. A good rule of thumb is: if you’ve not used something in the last 6 months, chances are you’re never going to use it again. You’ll be amazed at how much better your apartment looks just by getting rid of unwanted and unnecessary items that have been taking up space for far too long!
3. A Little Goes a Long Way
As a bachelor, you may not want to hear this, but engaging in a little cleaning every day is something that will stop mess and clutter from accumulating. Dedicating 10 minutes of your time each day to tidying up your apartment is a fantastic way to ensure it is always kept looking neat and fresh. 10 minutes won’t overwhelm you, as opposed to letting mess build up and having to spend an entire weekend cleaning your apartment out. A good routine to form is to spend 10-15 minutes each night tidying up your home before you go to bed. Not only will you wake up to a beautiful apartment each morning, but you’ll also be actively tackling any messes that could potentially build up over time.
4. Create A Chore List
Even the best of us forget to get the chores done once in a while. This is why keeping a chore list is so important for anyone who is actively trying to keep their home looking spick and span. Creating a chore list is a simple and effective way of reminding yourself of all the things that need to be done around the house. This is especially important if you’re living in a shared house with other bachelors. By coming together and deciding on who does what, you’ll be able to keep your home looking clean. A chore list is also great if there are certain things you dislike doing as you can choose to do the chores that you find most enjoyable, whilst someone else can handle the ones you’re not as fond of.
5. Hold Yourself Accountable
Last but not least, one of the most important things to do as a bachelor who is trying to maintain a tidy home is to hold yourself accountable. Sticking to your goals can sometimes be difficult, and keeping your bachelor pad clean and tidy is no exception. Since there is no one else around to nag at you or remind you of the chores that need to be done, staying accountable is imperative. If you find it difficult to stick to your goals, we recommend checking in with friends and family who can motivate you to get back on track when your motivation dips.
Whilst keeping your home neat and tidy can seem like a rather daunting task in the beginning, we hope that these tips and tricks give you the motivation you need to keep your bachelor pad from falling into chaos.