Aug 15, 2017

5 Tips To Keeping A Tiny House Clean

With dogs comes a lot of shedding, and with kids come a lot of messes and sticky hands. Here are some of my top tips for keeping a tiny house clean with all the chaos.

1. Say no to stainless steel appliances. They can be your worst enemy. In a small space that often times opens into the kitchen, stainless steel appliances can be a constant cleaning nightmare. The first things to go when we bought our house were the stainless steel appliances, and that was the best thing we could have done. Dang, that fridge was a beast to keep clean. Buh-bye steel, hello retro.

2. Invest in a robotic vacuum. With dog hair everywhere, and whole muffins being tossed at our dark wooden floors on the regular, getting our bObi was a must. I found myself rotating between sweeping and vacuuming multiple times a day. Then, I had an epiphany. We only have 950 square feet of space, and that's something a handy dandy little bObi could handle like a boss. And thus, here we are. She was the best addition our family has ever made, outside of the kids that is...and the puppies.

3. Make the spots you clean enjoyable to be in. I am always washing dishes, and I found that lighting a candle, and staring at some fresh farmer's market flowers made all the difference in my attitude. Doing the dishes isn't so bad when you're enjoying the ambiance you've set for yourself. Some spa-like scents, a nice fresh bouquet of flowers, warm's like a day at the spa. Well, almost.
3b. Make a playlist for when you clean. This one is my favorite tip. It makes cleaning fun when my hips are swaying to Shakira, but who am I kidding, they're always swaying to Shakira... or Despacito.

4. Utilize the space you have that no one can see. Tuck bins under beds, sofas, and in closets to house all the random stuff you don't have a place for. This is the best tip for tiny home owners. You should see the amount of stuff you can put into a vacuum sealed bag and tuck under a bed. It's like Mary friggin' Poppin's bag under there! Also, be sure and get rid of all the things you never use. The less stuff you have the less you have to clean, hide, or even dust.

5. Be honest. You know how much time you have to dedicate to cleaning. You know what you can and can't do. If your house is a mess sometimes, it's okay. You'll get to it eventually. At least that's what I tell myself.


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