As a man and real gentleman, there are 7 hacks you need to master to maintain your man cave clean and tidy. There is nothing more distasteful than a messy, unkempt house or apartment.
You get out with your friends for a few drinks and long story short you end up in front of your house with the hottest
chick lady from the club sitting in the cab and you kind of want to go up in your place, but just by the thought of what she will witness makes you feel both embarrassed and insecure.
I am sure that you’re not pleased by this, are you?
But don’t worry, gentlemen! That’s why Gentleman Zone is here, to help! We’ve prepared the following list of tips and advice to help men clean the house.
Now, we’ve covered the shoes, clothes, and accessories but we kind of left out the thing that shows most of you in a much more private way – your home.
A messy home gives the feel you are unorganized, lazy, and genuinely it ruins the image you have created once people visit your place.
Now, let’s not waste any more time on rambling, by now you should have got the idea that as a man you should take care of your abode on a daily basis.
Cleaning Your House Thoroughly
Cleaning every spot in your house is a mandatory hore.
Right now the weather is getting warmer and it’s a good idea to clean your house regularly between season. We are not talking about the day-in-day-out cleaning here. I mean cleaning every place in your home. From washing your carpet to cleaning every crack you should do it.
Just imagine how much junk and dirt gets in there during the winter or the summer.
Vacuum and Clean The Dust Once to Twice a Week
Keeping your place clean is all about creating momentum. Think about it! If you don’t spend that 1 hour a week to vacuum clean your house and procrastinate next week it will take you 2 hours next week.
How much time you spend at home will determine how often you will need to clean. If you spend more time at home and enjoy working from home, I’d recommend doing it two times a week.
If you spend more time outside of your house and you keep it relatively neat you ca get away with one time a week.
Another thing is how clean you keep your home. Try to keep things as neat and clean as possible. Which leads us to the other tip:
Don’t Leave Things for Later
The way you make your place dirty and messy is because you got lazy and didn’t wash your dishes for 2 days. This is a habit that you should break as soon as possible.
It’s not that much of work you need to put in the time daily and again building momentum. Once you start things, get easier to manage by the day.
That is the key rule when it comes to taking care of your place. Think of it as running a business. Everything should be clean and neat to run smoothly. That’s how you should run your household.
Don’t Be Messy
If you drop something on the floor pick it up, it’s that simple. The same applies when you have made a mess. Tidy up immediately.
This is all about building self-discipline. If you mess one place at your house tidy it right after that. Again, don’t leave things for later.
Wash Your Sheets Weekly
This is something most guys overlook. You spend half your week in bed while you sleep and if you change your sheets once a month it’s likely they won’t smell very good and that just not hygienic.
Wash your sheets once a week to keep things clean and also make sure to not keep dirty clothes around the home. If it smells bad at your place they are likely the reason why.
Buy Air Freshener or Purifier
When you spend half of your day at home you want it to smell fresh. Right?
Spending a bit of cash on buying automated air fresheners is a great investment for your home but it’s best to get an air purifier to cleanse particles you’d otherwise breath.
You can find anything on the market when it comes to technology. There are some that spray the air freshener only when you pass in front of it or some that are time managed (like every 10 minutes).
Don’t Leave the Dishes for Later
Yes, you should wash your dishes immediately after you are done eating. As all other things, it’s all about breaking your old habits of slacking and learn yourself doing more.
Just as with dirty clothes dishes stink. Not only that but you don’t want nasty food just sitting in your sink, do you?
One thing that people neglect when washing the dishes is cleaning the sink. You can buy all kinds of products to clean and shine it. Also, make sure to let warm water rinse all of the residue left in the pipes after you are done. Just to make things float down the system and not sit there and develop a bad odor in the future.
That’s it, gentlemen! Keeping your house clean is really all about making little things on a daily basis, rather than spending countless hours every week.
How do you keep your place clean? Share your tips with us in the comments!