At BISSELL, we understand how busy life can get. It's hard to find time to keep up with all of the messes - which is why we've put together this guide on how to keep your house clean. This way, you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your mess makers.
When reading through these cleaning house tips, keep in mind that a little work goes a long way. The secret to how to keep a clean house is having the right tools on hand. Once you’ve got a stocked tool belt, you can slowly work these products and steps into your daily life until it becomes second nature. Trust us, after a few weeks of a cleaner home, you’ll find yourself asking why didn’t I start these habits years ago?
Remember when your mom told you every day to make your bed and you hated it? Turns out mom really does know best. She was simply trying to teach you how to clean a house and keep it clean. The benefits of making your bed each morning really do outweigh the extra two minutes it takes. In fact, this easy task will inspire you to fulfill other cleaning household tips and tricks throughout the day. And here’s a bonus benefit: you’ll always have a freshly made bed to look forward to each night.
Of course it takes a lot more than just making your bed each morning, if you’re figuring out how to clean the house, and keep it clean. Keeping a clean house is easier when you have the right tools on hand. The good news is, we have tools for just about any mess you can imagine. Below are just a few of our favorite things to recommend having on hand when it comes to keeping house clean tips and tricks.
If you don’t have a stick vacuum, you should consider adding one to your cleaning arsenal ASAP. When it comes to house cleaning tips, this one takes the cake. There’s nothing better than being able to quickly clean up a mess with a lightweight, cordless and powerful vacuum like our AirRam® Cordless Vacuum. Not only does this machine have the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, it’s also one of Consumer Reports top rated stick vacs of 2019, and they’re not the only ones loving the product.
"We keep our AirRam in the corner of our kitchen, being cordless and lightweight it's so easy to quickly vacuum the kitchen, dining room and living room. I love that it doesn't have any vacuum bags. It's easy to empty out the dust container."* -Dale, 5-star review
A quick few passes of a stick vac like AirRam each night will make a huge difference for people looking for ideas how to clean houses quickly.
If you have a mix of floor types like hard floors and area rugs, you could also consider a CrossWave® Cordless Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vac. A full charge gives you up to 25 minutes of cordless cleaning power to vacuum and wash your sealed hard floors and area rugs at the same time. Just think how much of a difference spending a few extra minutes a week washing your floors could make.
"We have small children and spills and crumbs are part of our daily lives, this vacuum makes it so easy to clean up all those little oopsies! [The] fact it's cordless is so helpful, just grab it quick and clean."* - Amanda, 5-star review
It doesn’t matter what kind of floors you have, it’s always a good idea to have a bottle of INSTAclean™ on hand to keep your house clean in the event of an emergency stain. The formula works to permanently remove stains in 30 seconds. It doesn’t matter if it’s dirt, mud, blood, oil, or another tough stain, this formula can handle it.
"It literally is instant. There was a coffee stain my boyfriend made on the carpet about a month ago, and I was angrily waiting for him to clean it, but finally decided to spray this on today. I didn't even have to scrub, rub, or blot. It was already gone after less than a minute."* -MoMaLa, 5-star review
When trying to incorporate these products into your routines, remember you’re not alone. If you have kids, a spouse or even a roommate, everyone can contribute when it comes to figuring out how to clean your house and keep it clean. If you have kids helping you, make a game out of it or give them a little reward for accomplishing a task. Getting them involved in cleaning early on will only help in the long run, and will hopefully eventually take the cleaning pressure off of you!
*Reviews from BISSELL.com as of 4/30/19. Some reviewers may have received a free product in exchange for an honest review.