| by Regina Jazelle

Having a tiny home has its benefits. For example, you can save money on rent and lower your energy consumption to save on utilities. However, living in a tiny house also has its drawbacks. One of its major cons is too much clutter. With a limited space to eat, sleep, and do various activities, things can get messy and dirty quickly. Not only is the clutter an eyesore, but it also reduces your space’s usability and makes it look even smaller.

To prevent this from happening, here are some ways to keep your tiny home clean.

Dust daily
The key to keeping a space spotless is consistent cleaning. You bring dirt from outside daily, such as grass and gravel stuck to your shoes. And though you might not notice it immediately, dust builds up quicker in compact spaces like tiny homes since there aren’t many places where dust can settle. To prevent dust buildup, it’s essential to wipe and dust your home daily. You can use a feather duster for furniture and surfaces like tabletops, counters, and shelves, then go in with a damp rag for areas that need a more thorough cleaning.

Maximize your storage space
As mentioned above, dirt accumulates quickly in tiny spaces. To avoid places where dust and dirt can settle, keep things in storage. This way, you’ll have an easier time dusting and cleaning daily. You’ll also maximize a minimal space because you can actually use surfaces for other purposes when there’s no clutter on them. If you have random items lying around, find a place to put them. For example, you can place boxes in the areas under seats or benches to keep things you don’t reach for every day. If you need more space, consider installing overhead storage, such as drawers you can pull down from the ceiling. This way, you can keep your tiny home decluttered without compromising your floor space.

Use a robot vacuum
Robot vacuums are efficient cleaners because they can access hard-to-reach areas. This can come in handy in your tiny home if you find it difficult to move your furniture around to clean the area under it. To maximize their cleaning benefits for your specific needs, robot vacuums have different dustbin capacities you can choose from. For example, small 300mL capacity models like the Roomba 890 will best suit the nooks and crannies of most tiny homes. Meanwhile, since carpets accumulate more dirt than tile or wood floors, owners of carpeted tiny homes may want to consider larger 400mL models like the Roomba i7+. These can thoroughly vacuum carpeted surfaces and only need to be emptied every few months.

Get a portable dishwasher
Dirty dishes are another common mess and eyesore in tiny homes, which is why owners usually wash them right after use to free up sink space and keep things orderly. If you’re not the type that enjoys washing dishes, many portable dishwashers can assist you with this task. These have the same cleaning power as ordinary dishwashers but are more suited for small spaces. The Danby DDW631SDB is a countertop dishwasher that you can place near your sink when in use and store away afterward. Its six cycle options make its cleaning abilities comparable to a full-size dishwasher. If you want to splurge on a more advanced model, the LG D0610TF offers an anti-fungal UV light feature and an additional disinfecting cycle.

Tiny houses are an innovative solution to the ever-growing housing market problem. They offer an affordable and sustainable way of living without sacrificing comfort and functionality. Not only can tiny homes save you money on rent and utility bills, but they also have a positive impact on the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. By choosing to live in a tiny home, you can help reduce the housing crisis and contribute to a more sustainable future. So, if you’re looking for a way to simplify your life while making a difference, consider embracing the tiny house lifestyle. With the tips we’ve shared, you can keep your tiny home clean and organized, making it a comfortable and enjoyable place to live.

Exclusively written for Nestron

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