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3 Cleaning Habits to Ditch in 2023 (and 3 to Start), According to Pro Cleaners

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We spoke with a few professional housekeepers about the most important cleaning habits to start in 2023 — and a few to ditch.

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Start making your bed every day 

It may seem insignificant, but that simple habit can be profoundly motivating and will help you gear up for the rest of the day. 

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Start decluttering before cleaning

Before you can effectively clean a space in your home, it’s important to declutter by ensuring all your belongings have a proper home.

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Start breaking big jobs into small chores 

Cleaning can be overwhelming. So try setting small goals rather than attempting to tackle huge jobs all at once. 

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Stop waiting for big messes

Another way to take the stress out of cleaning? Try practicing CLAYGO, or clean as you go, rather than waiting until big messes accumulate.

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Stop doing it alone 

If you’re the only one doing it, cleaning can be boring — not to mention physically taxing. So enlist the help of your family or roommates. 

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Stop going shopping without a list 

By shopping with a list, you only buy what is needed, thereby avoiding extra clutter at home.