Everybody feels a bit disappointed at the end of a big trip, but there is something nice about coming back to your own home. The familiarity is comforting and it is good to get back to normal after an exciting adventure. However, it doesn’t feel great to come back to a messy home, so even though cleaning is probably the last thing on your mind when planning a trip, you should make it a priority. Here are a few simple things you can do to make sure that your home is clean and inviting when you arrive back from your travels.
Deep Clean Before You Go
Before you leave, you probably have a long list of things to organize and pack but it’s important that you leave time for cleaning as well. If you deep clean your home from top to bottom the day before you leave, it will be much fresher when you arrive home. Don’t forget things like cleaning out the refrigerator and the cupboards too because you don’t want to walk in to the smell of old food when you get back from a long trip.
Get A Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Dust quickly builds up over time and if you are out of the house for a few weeks, everything will be coated in a thick layer when you return. But if you invest in a robot vacuum, you can keep on top of the dust, even if you are away on a trip. When you arrive home, the house will be freshly cleaned so you can put your feet up and relax. It’s a great investment anyway because it saves you so much time.
Declutter Your Home
Clutter is a magnet for dust and dirt in the home, so if you don’t stay on top of clutter, your house will be a lot dirtier when you get back. Having lots of clutter around the home has also been shown to increase stress levels. So, if you want to come back to a clean, relaxing home after a long trip, you need to declutter your home before you leave. If you break it down into rooms and give yourself plenty of time, it’s not a very difficult job to do, but it makes so much difference.
Consider Hiring A Cleaner
The best way to make sure that your home is sparkling clean when you get back is to hire somebody to clean it. Even if you don’t normally pay a cleaner, it may be worth paying for somebody to come in the day before you get back and do a few hours. They can freshen up the house and professionally clean it so you don’t need to worry about a thing when you arrive home. If you give it a deep clean yourself before you leave, you only need somebody to give it a quick once over, so it won’t be that expensive.
Coming home to a dirty house after a long trip can be so depressing. But if you follow these simple tips, you can make sure that your house is inviting and comforting.