How to be clean: 14 steps (with pictures)

How to be clean: 14 steps (with pictures)
How to be clean: 14 steps (with pictures)

You need to devote some of your time every day to maintaining your home, hygiene, and clothing if you want to be clean. For starters, get into the habit of brushing your teeth twice a day and showering frequently for good hygiene. Then make sure you smell great by using deodorant and doing your laundry (almost every day for white clothes, use bleach and detergent). And finally, keep your home clean by developing good habits and sticking to a cleaning schedule.


Part 1 of 4: having good hygiene

Be Clean Step 1

Step 1. Wash yourself every day

Bacteria that cause body odor and impurities on the skin can be removed if you shower regularly. Take a lukewarm bath every day using a vegetable sponge or washcloth and mild soap. To prevent your skin from drying out and irritating, take care to choose soaps suitable for sensitive skin and which do not contain perfume.

  • Always wash after sweating or exercising, even if it wasn't your first shower of the day.
  • Also be aware that some people think that shaving your armpits while taking a shower helps eliminate bad odors.
Be Clean Step 2

Step 2. Take care of your hair

You should brush your hair at least once a day to allow a good distribution of the natural oils in your hair and to eliminate dandruff. Also, don't wash your hair more than 2-3 times in a week and use a shower cap or headband to keep it dry when you shower. So your hair will be healthy and stay soft. Choose a shampoo that matches your hair's needs. As examples:

  • use dandruff shampoos to treat dandruff;
  • if your hair is dry and brittle, choose a gentle, conditioning product;
  • apply shampoo that is sulphite free and that is safe for your hair color if you dye it.
Be Clean Step 3

Step 3. Maintain your oral health

Use fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth at least twice every day. This will help prevent tooth decay and bad breath caused by food debris and plaque. To keep your gums healthy, floss your teeth every day.

Do not use a toothbrush for more than three to four months to prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria

Be Clean Step 4

Step 4. Take care of your nails

Trim your fingernails and keep them clean to prevent bacteria or fungi from collecting on them. Get into the habit of washing your hands frequently and cleaning the nail bed cleanly. Then use a nail clipper or sharp manicure scissors to cut your nails. If you have short nails, debris or bacteria will no longer be able to lodge there.

Discuss any changes you notice with your doctor, whether it's color, bleeding, nail deformity, or peeling of the skin around it. This could indicate a fungal infection

Part 2 of 4: smell good

Be Clean Step 5

Step 1. Use a deodorant

Do this every morning to reduce underarm odor. You can buy deodorant in aerosol or stick form. In addition, you can choose an antiperspirant that will allow you to control excessive sweating.

Some people believe that using deodorant can cause cancer. However, no evidence has been found by scientists to support such a claim

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Step 2. Get rid of shoe odors

Make an effort to wear socks with your shoes to reduce sweating and reduce bacteria build-up. If this is not possible, wear your shoes after cleaning your feet. If your shoes continue to smell bad, sprinkle the inside with baking soda and let them sit overnight. This will allow you to do away with the bacteria that cause bad odors.

You can get yeast infection if they smell bad, even if you don't wear shoes. See your doctor for an examination and learn about treatment options

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Step 3. Wear clean clothes

You cannot smell good if the clothes you are wearing are dirty. In fact, people might smell a bad smell from something you put on that smells good to you. It is better not to take risks and only wear clean clothes. Follow the washing instructions on the label exactly when doing laundry.

  • Wash your shirts, underwear, swimsuits and socks after just one use.
  • Wash your bras and outerwear like pullovers or evening shirts after wearing them 2 or 3 times.
  • Wash your pants and jeans after 3 or 4 uses.
  • Wash your clothes after use if you sweat a lot.

Part 3 of 4: tidy up your house

Be Clean Step 8

Step 1. Make your bed each morning

Your room will look dirty if you don't take care of your bed. However, it will be the opposite if it is properly trained. Take this habit and do it every morning when you get up.

Wash your sheets weekly or twice a month. You may need to do this more often if you sweat a lot in your sleep

Be Clean Step 9

Step 2. Keep your kitchen counters clean

Your entire kitchen will look messy if the counters are dirty and cluttered. To begin with, dispose of any utensils or ingredients immediately after use. Then clean up any food debris from the counters with a damp paper towel.

Avoid leaving food or liquids on surfaces to dry out. They will be more difficult to clean and may damage the coating

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Step 3. Clean your bathroom

Bacteria can take hold in a messy bathroom and make your whole home dirty. First, get rid of any hair or makeup products that would clutter your bathroom. Then use a disinfectant to wipe down all surfaces with a paper towel. If necessary, use a toilet brush. Clean your shower with a suitable detergent specially designed for bathtubs or with vinegar.

  • Hang wet towels so they can dry after use. Otherwise, the musty smell will spread throughout your bathroom.
  • Wash your towels after using them three to four times.
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Step 4. Store bulky items in neat piles

If a pile of bills is lying near your door or a pile of books is near your bed, you can stack them neatly. The room will automatically look much tidier.

As you tidy up whatever clutters your home, check to see if there is anything you can get rid of. You will be able to clean your home more easily if it is less cluttered

Part 4 of 4: keep your house clean

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Step 1. Practice good cleaning habits

Many people feel unable to maintain their homes. However, it practically cleans itself when you have a good cleaning routine. For example, if you take something out, put it away at the same time after using it to avoid being cluttered. Also, you get into the habit of:

  • put dirty dishes in the dishwasher after using them;
  • take out the trash every evening;
  • put your dirty clothes directly in the laundry basket.
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Step 2. Do a little cleaning every day

You don't have to spend a whole day cleaning your house. Instead, spend half an hour every day tidying up. So you can spread the work over the entire week and reduce the toughest chores into easier tasks. If possible, get into this habit. For example:

  • devote ten minutes after your breakfast to cleaning each day;
  • set a timer for 30 minutes every night and tidy up until time is up;
  • tidy up the kitchen in the morning while you brew your coffee.
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Step 3. Establish a deep cleaning schedule

You can spread a lot of more important housework over a month, such as washing the floor or vacuuming. Search online to find a special program that can be tailored to your home or apartment. Here are some tips to consider.

  • If you have a lot of rugs, vacuum every few weeks.
  • Know that a good plan should include dusting every week in order to maintain the surfaces of your home.
  • Also note that you should wipe or clean your tiles once a week.

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