Help Keep Your Home Cleaner with These Tips
This entry was posted on January 9, 2015.
No matter where you live, it’s impossible to avoid tracking dirt into your home but there are ways to cut down on the amount of dirt that gets tracked in. Dirt, grime and moisture can cause serious damage to your floors in a short amount of time and it can cause other problems, too. Therefore, keeping as much of it out of your home is a priority for homeowners.
You could insist that everyone entering your home remove their shoes as soon as they enter and leave them at the doorway. Providing a bench, shoe rack and slippers for family members will make it easier for everyone to remember to do this.
However, this practice can be inconvenient at times such as when you’re carrying in groceries or when you have guests over because it makes some people feel very uncomfortable. There are other ways to help keep your home cleaner and protect your flooring.
Keeping Your Porch Clean Will Help Keep Your Home Cleaner
Sweeping often to keep the dirt and debris from collecting on your porch is a great way to help keep the inside of your home cleaner. Each time you step onto your porch, you’re bringing all the dirt and other debris stuck to the soles of your shoes with you. On top of that, the wind blows dust, leaves and even dirt onto your porch. By making a habit of keeping it clean, you’re greatly reducing the amount of dirt tracked into your home.
Use both Indoor and Outdoor Floor Mats
In addition to keeping your porch clean, use indoor and outdoor floor mats. Outdoor scraper mats will pick up the majority of the dirt and grime before you even step foot inside. Good quality mats are tough and designed to use in all types of weather. They won’t curl up on the ends when the temperature changes nor will they crack or fade and they do a great job of keeping the dirt out.
On the inside, use indoor floor mats to catch anything left behind on the shoes. You have a wide selection of indoor mats to choose from that vary in style, shapes and sizes. For example, you can use message floor mats to rely inspirational messages to your family members and guests or you can choose floor runners to cover more of the flooring.
If you’re looking for ways to incorporate green living into your home, we even have a wide variety of eco-friendly floor mats to choose from that will help protect your floors. Be sure to use floor mats at all entrances and clean them regularly for maximum protection.
Avoid Using Carpet at Entrances
Carpets create a warm and inviting space within your home. They’re great for bedrooms and living rooms but they do have a tendency of collecting dirt. This is why expert designers recommend you don’t use carpet at entrances. Instead, choose a flooring that is easy to clean such as tile, linoleum or even hardwood floors that you can vacuum and mop easily to remove the dirt and debris that does enter your home.
Following these simple tips will make it easier to keep your home free of the dirt and debris that gets tracked in daily and they’ll help protect your flooring.