If nobody ever sees your home, there's not as much incentive to keep it clean. If you need to a way to jump-start a good cleaning habit, you can force yourself to tidy up by asking people to come over regularly. Photo by William J Sisti.
If you want to get better at keeping your place clean, Stephanie Georgopulos at MEL Magazine suggests you start inviting people over to your humble abode more often. Organise movie nights, host dinners, offer your home up as a place to crash for travelling friends and family and make your place the pre-game spot before a night of hitting the town. When you know people will be sitting in your living room, using your bathroom and mixing drinks in the kitchen, you'll feel a little more inclined to keep things at a respectable level of cleanliness. Not to mention that people will love you for always being willing to host. Plus, as Georgopulos explains, having people over gives you an opportunity to clean before they arrive and after they leave. Developing new habits is all about repetition, so start sending out those invites.